La Liga Picks & Betting Tips for Sevilla vs. Espanyol

Mike Richardson

Thursday, April 3, 2014 6:35 PM GMT

Thursday, Apr. 3, 2014 6:35 PM GMT

The money in Spain falls manly in your Humble Handicapper’s pocket and after a rash of decent results there future still looks bright. There’s more money to be won when Sevilla take on Espanyol, and you might as well get your share.

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There’s plenty of cash out there in Spain, so without any further ado let’s head straight to the La Liga table and see how these two sides compare. We’re past the 30 game mark over on the continent and Sevilla are sitting the prettier of the two sides as they are 5th in the table, a mere six points behind Atletico Bilbao but they are tied on points with Real Sociedad (on 50 points that is) and a mere two points ahead of Villarreal who have that all  important game in hand, in hand.

Espanyol are just behind Villarreal, but are a full ten points behind Sevilla and don’t have that game in hand. Looking over their shoulder Espanyol will see Valencia on the same number of points (but with a game in hand) and then three other sides within six point punching distance of them.

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Enough with the table…WHERE’S THE MONEY MIKE?
The above all means that both sides have something to play for, even if it is jus protecting their league position.

This is as good a time as any to take a look at the basics. Sevilla winning this game runs at around 6/10, the draw is at 3/1 and an Espanyol win is at 4/1.

Looking at the last five meetings between these two sides it’s clear to see why the bookies and the best soccer odds favour the home side. Four times out of the last five meetings Sevilla have come out on top over Espanyol.

What’s more Espanyol haven’t tasted victory over Sevilla in that five game run, the best they’ve ever managed was a 2-2 draw back in December 2012. In that game both halves ended drawn, with Sevilla coming from behind twice. You can pick up best soccer odds on a repeat of that score at 18/1, while the game being drawn on the 45 and the 90 is offered up at best soccer odds of 11/2.

The shortest correct score odds have Sevilla winning 1-0 at 6/1, but what is more telling is the fact that the bookies have five different scores with Sevilla winning (and two draws) before they offer up an Espanyol victory. The shortest correct score odds on an Espanyol win are at 16/1 on 1-0.

Sevilla have only shut Espanyol out twice in their last five meetings, winning3-0 twice (once home and once away) but as Espanyol have only scored once in their last four games I think they’ll manage it again.

You can pick up both sides scoring at 4/5, but your Humble Handicapper like the sound of Sevilla winning to nil at 7/4 for your soccer picks. In case there’s any doubt about who will win this game, Espanyol winning to nil is at 9/1.

Soccer Prediction: Sevilla win 2-0 available at best soccer odds of 15/2 with BetVictor.

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