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LaLiga 34ª Jornada

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Sevilla – Celta Vigo (La Liga)

Sevilla and Celta Vigo face each other this thursday night at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, in Sevilla, for 34th round of La Liga. Without having lost any of the last three consecutive games, Sevilla have the privilege of playing in their own home ground for the second consecutive time, having beaten Granada in the previous round without great difficulties. Celta Vigo, on their turn, arrives here after a surprising home defeat in the last round of the competition, having fallen at the hands of Real Betis and are now too far away from european spots.

Sevilla sits 4th place in the league table with 65 points, which comes from 19 victories, 8 draws and 6 defeats, with 58 goals scored and 39 conceded. After a comfortable triumph at the reception of Granada, in the previous round, Sevilla are now returning to winning ways and kept themselves unbeatable in the last 3 consecutive games for the spanish league. They’re now facing a great opportunity to match Atletico Madrid’s score in the 3rd place.

It is at home that the Sevillistas feels more comfortable e get better performances in La Liga, having lost only once during all season, with that only defeat coming at the hands of Barcelona, and have won 4 of the last 6 clashes, scoring a total of 10 goals and conceding just 3 in the process. Jorge Sampaoli’s men are adepts of possession football and short passes, and frequently try to create chances using through balls, which is one of their greatest offensive strengths. Sevilla should take advantage of home factor and of the defensive difficulties of their opponent, with the victory here being demanded to reach 3rd place in the league table.

In their last 5 official matches, Sevilla won 2, draw 2 and lost the remaining. This sequence of results started with 0-0 home draw against Sporting Gijón. This draw was followed by a 3-0 away defeat at the hands of Barcelona, a 4-2 home victory over Deportivo, a 0-0 away draw against Valencia, and in their last clash, a 2-0 victory against Granada. Vitolo is out due to injury.

Probable Lineup: Rico – Mariano, Rami, Pareja and Escudero – N’Zonzi and Iborra – Correa, Vázquez and Sarabia – Jovetic.

laligaCelta Vigo, on their turn, sit 10th place in the league table with same 44 points than 11th classified Alavés, which comes from 13 victories, 5 draws and 14 defeats, with 48 goals scored and 52 conceded. After a 1-1 draw against Genk, in Belgium, which granted them access to the Europa League semi-finals where they’ll face Manchester United, Celta Vigo fell into a surprising home defeat against Real Betis in the last round of La Liga, losing 0-1 in a game where the coach Eduardo Berizzo rested some regular starters.

With the maintenance more than secure, The Celts are now aiming their focus to the Europa League and in go further in the competition, since they have no more objectives to fulfill in the spanish league but to finish the season as higher in the table as possible. However, playing away from home is not where they get better results, on the contrary, in their 16 away matches for La Liga, Celta Vigo lost 8, and won only 2 of their last 6 where they scored 9 goals and conceded 12 in the process. The team from Galicia show a good finalization power, with shooting from direct free kicks being one of their offensive strengths. They also count with players like Iago Aspas, Dani Wass, Guidetti, among others, that are capable of making the difference at any moment due to their individual qualities.

In their last 5 official matches, Celta Vigo won 2, draw 1 and lost the remaining 2. This sequence of results started with 0-2 home defeat at the hands of Eibar. This defeat was followed by a 3-2 home win against Genk, for the Europa League, a 0-3 away victory over Granada, a 1-1 away draw against Genk, for the Europa League, and in their last clash, a 0-1 home defeat at the hands of Real Betis. Giuseppe Rossi, Blanco, Planas, injured, and Marcelo Díaz, suspended, are all out for this game.

Probable Lineup: Álvarez – Mallo, Cabral, Fontàs and Jonny – Hernández and Radoja – Aspas, Wass and Sisto – Guidetti.

Sevilla won 3 of their last 8 direct clashes, drawing 3 and losing the remaining 2.

Celta de Vigo 0-3 Sevilla
Liga Espanhola 16/17
Celta de Vigo 2-2 Sevilla
Copa Rey 15/16
Celta de Vigo 1-1 Sevilla
Liga BBVA 15/16
Sevilla 4-0 Celta de Vigo
Copa Rey 15/16
Sevilla 1-2 Celta de Vigo
Liga BBVA 15/16
Celta de Vigo 1-1 Sevilla
Liga BBVA 14/15
Sevilla 1-0 Celta de Vigo
Liga BBVA 14/15
Celta de Vigo 1-0 Sevilla
Liga BBVA 13/14

In a clash with two teams that are adepts of attacking football, it is predictable a clash with good intensity and with both teams being able to create several scoring chances during the game.

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Both Teams To Score 1.62 Bet365
sevilla
Sevilla
  • Country: Spain
  • Stadium: Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
  • City: Sevilha
  • Establishment: 1905

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celtadevigo
Celta de Vigo
  • Country: Spain
  • Stadium: Balaídos
  • City: Vigo
  • Establishment: 1923

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Fábio Mota
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