Soccer Picks: Levante vs. Sevilla

Monday, August 19, 2013 3:01 PM UTC

Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 3:01 PM UTC

Don't expect too many goals when Levante host Sevilla in Spain's top flight next weekend, but you can still make money with your Humble Handicapper’s soccer picks.
<p style="text-align:center"><span data-sheets-rawvalue="&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a target=" _blank" title="La Liga Futures" href="/soccer/free-picks/soccer-betting-la-liga-2013-14-futures-betting-odds-a-32622/"><strong><br />La Liga Betting Action</strong></span></p> <p><img id="ctl00_head_ArticleAdministrator_picturePreview_imgSelectedPicture" alt="Image preview" class="imgSelectedPicture article-image" src="/picks-pictures/Andres+Iniesta+Levante+UD+v+FC+Barcelona+200.jpg" style="font-size:1em" />Considering how darn exciting football can be it's a bit of a damp squib looking at the recent history of levante and Sevilla. Looking at the last four meeting between these two sides it's been two draws and two wins by a single goal. That’s 0-0 once, 1-0 once and a 1-0 win for Levante twice. A repeat of the 1-0 is offered up this time round at 15/2, while the 1-1 is at 6/5 and 0-0 is at 10/1. Your Humble Handicapper certainly wouldn't begrudge you a cheeky little bet on 0-0 at those odds, but the lion's share of his (ever loving wife's) money isn't going there.</p> <p><b>Enough With the Lack of Goals…WHERE’S THE MONEY MIKE?</b></p> <p>1-1 is the most likely score according to the bookies although they are offering up 1-0 to Sevilla at 15/2, certainly worth a cheeky bet also.</p> <p>Last season, it’s worth mentioning last season as it’s too early in the day of this season to compare stats, Sevilla finished 9<sup>th</sup> with a decent 50 points tally. They managed to win 14 games but lost 16, while drawing just 8. I’d say that tells you to stay away from a draw even at 9/4. <a href="" title="Voughny's Soccer Picks" target="_blank">Levante were two places behind</a> and four points worse off. While the gap between these two sides was hardly as deep as a well or as wide as a church door it’s interesting to note that Levante lost just as many games but drew two more than Sevilla. </p> <p>We’ve already mentioned the draw but the winning <a href="/betting-odds/soccer/" title="Soccer Betting Odds" target="_blank">soccer odds</a> point towards Sevilla at 6/4, while Levante doing the do is at 17/10. </p> <p>If the half time / full time odds floats your boats you should know that the bookies have Sevilla winning both halves is at 17/5 Levante doing the same at 18/5 and the game going draw/draw (that way it would if it ended 0-0) at 17/4. So if you are going to back 0-0 why not stick some cash on draw/draw too.</p> <p>If it sways you either way, or if you’re just feeling a bit fruity the odds are very even –stevens on the game being drawn at the 45 and there being a clear winner on the 90. It’s 5/1 each way with Paddy Power and 11/2 with BetVictor, for both sides.</p> <p>You know how I said that his game won’t see many goals ... <span style="font-size:1em">The bookies seem to concur as they have it ending under 2.5 at 4/5 and going over at 10/11. Those are hardly inspiring betting odds for our <a href="/soccer/" title="Soccer Free Picks Home Page" target="_blank">soccer picks</a> no matter how you slice them, so let’s not waste any more time there.</span></p> <p>If you want to bet on the winning margin, the odds start at 16/5 with Levante winning by 1, then Sevilla to win by 1 at 10/3. The bookies then think that it would be a score draw at 16/5 before we have odds at 7/1 on either side winning by two goals.</p> <p>[gameodds]17/240852/?r3=349-192-43/dec&amp;r-1=349-192-43/us[/gameodds]</p> <p>I can only see one goal in this game and one outcome. (I also think we’ll see the home side winning both halves)</p> <p><b>Free Soccer Picks:</b> Levante win 1-0, available at 17/2 with BetVictor.</p> <p>Be sure to check out my free pick on <a target="_blank" title="Malaga vs. Barcelona" href="/soccer/free-picks/soccer-picks-malaga-vs-barcelona-a-32871/">Malaga vs. Barcelona</a> as well.</p>
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