Trying to find the way after being hit by Real Madrid Sevilla opens this Friday, December 15, the sixteenth round of the Spanish Championship in its 2017/2018 edition. You will receive in the stadium Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán or Levante. The start of the match is scheduled for 18h (Brasília time).
The current form of the Levante
The fifteenth round also left no good memories for the Levante. The team was not thrashed, but lost in their domains. It took 2 to 1 of Athletic de Bilbao. With that, he reached a series of four matches (two draws and two losses) without being able to win.
This caused the team to fall on the leaderboard. It came to occupy the fifteenth position. He has 16 points (three wins, seven draws and five losses). Time that more equalities recorded in the current season of LaLiga, presents a four point advantage over the Alaves, which opens the relegation zone occupying the eighteenth place.
The large number of injuries has reduced the options of coach Juan Ramon Lopez Muniz. They are in the medical department the defender Ivan Lopez (three games in the Spanish Championship 2017/2018, without goal); the socks Cheick Doukore (ten games, one goal) and Jefferson Lerma (eight games, no goal); and the attackers Alex Alegria (nine games, no goal) and Marti Roger (without performances).
According to Spanish news reports, only Lerma is hopeful of being released to perform on Friday. The rest must be vetted by club doctors.
Sevilla’s recent performance
In the fifteenth round, in Madrid, Sevilla was crushed by the Real. It was 5 – 0 at the break. In the second round, home owners slowed down and only managed the advantage by relieving Sevilla of a further thrashing.
Thus, Sevilla saw their rivals in the title fight take advantage. With 28 points (nine wins, one draw and five victories) he was in fifth place. It is the last one that guarantees a place in continental tournaments. They are eight points less than Barcelona, leader.
Will try the rehabilitation in his stadium, where he has not lost in the current season of LaLiga. In seven games, he won six times and tied for a total of 19 of 21 possible points. It is the third best principal of the Spanish Championship.
The failure in the capital interrupted a series of six undefeated matches (four wins and two losses) and was followed by not very good news in the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League. After finishing second in their group in the first phase, Sevilla will face Manchester United.
To face Levante, coach Eduardo Berizzo needs to manage the possibility of losing three athletes. Defender Daniel Carriço (three matches in the 2017/2018 Spanish Cup without a goal) and Nicolas Pareja (two matches without a goal) and midfielder Walter Montoya (a game, no goal) are undergoing injury treatment.
History of the bouts between Sevilla and Levante
Sevilla defend an undefeated four-game series against the Levante. It was two wins and two draws in the most recent clashes.
The thrashing against Real Madrid was possibly the worst performance of Sevilla in the season. At no point did the team feel that they could react and reach at least the goal of honor. On the contrary, it could have lost by a difference even greater than five tries if the owners of the house had maintained a rhythm of game near to that presented in the first time.
However, at least for the time being, the result should be analyzed as an exception, not as an indication of falling yield. Even because Sevilla have been making a solid campaign not only in LaLiga but also in the Champions League.
Having the opportunity to play at home and most likely with a rival significantly embezzled, Seville appears as a better guess. It has a price of 1.28 in Rivalo. Draw returns 5.70. Success of Alavés opens the chance to multiply by ten the value invested.