Soccer Picks: Granada vs. Sevilla

Mike Richardson

Friday, November 29, 2013 3:39 PM GMT

When 8th place Sevilla take on 12th place Granada in Spain’s La Liga this weekend your Humble Handicapper sees a big fat return on his soccer bets.

With just four places and two points separating these two teams there should be very little to separate them with our soccer picks when they take to the pitch on Sunday afternoon in Spain’s top flight

Thankfully your Humble Handicapper is here to help guide you through the trails and pitfalls on betting on a close run thing.

Enough with the self-aggrandising…WHERE’S THE MONEY MIKE?

Granada are on a bad run at present with three wins and two losses from their last five games in all competitions. Sevilla by comparison have two wins one defeat and a pair of draws in that same run.

That really doesn’t tell you much about who’s going to come out on top.

Who do the bookies think will come out on top?

This is what the sportsbooks have to say about who they fancy to take home the points in this encounter. Sevilla wining is at 6/4, a Granada win is at 9/5 and a draw (pah!) is at 9/4. For the latest and the best soccer odds check out the SBR forum.

What’s a bit more telling of that One of Granada's defeats came at the hands of Barcelona, 4-0 on the 23rd. Losing by four goals without troubling the back of the opposition net once is usually a bad sign, but as is so often the way with team who face Barcelona, it’s all they can do to get the defeat respectable.

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What else is happening in La Liga?

Sevilla have only been bested by Celta in their recent five game run and that was just a 1-0 defeat although that was at home. But Celta are no Barcelona and are 16th in Spain’s La Liga table.

Sevilla have had the best of Granada in two of the last four meetings, winning by the same 3-0 scoreline each time. A repeat of that score is offered up at 22/1, and you might like to know that the last time Granada beat Sevilla was all the way back in October 2011. That game ended 2-1 and was an away win. A repeat of that score is offered up at 10/1. If you fancy the draw you might like o know that the last time these sides met at Granada the game did end tied, that was 1-1 and is offered up at soccer odds of 6/1.

Granada have scored in all but one of their last five matches and that was the defeat away to Barcelona, so I reckon they will score. Sevilla have scored in all of their last five matches so I think it’s a safe bet that they will find the back of the net too. Therefore be a clever bettor and back both sides to score at 4/5.

Free Prediction: Granada win 2-1 available at the best soccer odds of 10/1 with William Hill.