Sevilla vs. Elche Tips, Preview and Predictions

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Second-placed Sevilla will be aiming to return to winning ways on Friday evening when they welcome a rejuvenated Elche side to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. The Andalusians were held to a goalless draw away to Osasuna last time out, while the visitors are unbeaten in their last five games, allowing them build a healthy eight-point gap between themselves and the danger zone.

Where and when: Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan – 11 February, kick-off 20:00

Where you can see Sevilla vs. Elche: La Liga TV, Bet365 live streaming

Last time: Elche held Sevilla to a 1-1 draw at the Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero in the last meeting between these teams in August. Enzo Roco gave the hosts an early lead, but Youssef En-Nesyri equalised for the Andalusians shortly before the break.

Sevilla v Elche Predictions and Preview

At one point it really seemed like Sevilla could mount a surprise challenge for top spot, but recent results and a general struggle for goals mean Julen Lopetegui’s side are now trailing league leaders Real Madrid by six points. 

After three consecutive draws, the Andalusian outfit should probably focus more on staying in the top four. Sevilla scored more than one goal in only two of their last 10 games, but the return of En-Nesyri, as well as the arrival of Anthony Martial from Manchester United, should help in that regard.

Elche, meanwhile, have been rejuvenated lately, since Francisco took over back in November. The Alicante-based side are unbeaten in their last five games, winning three, including a 3-1 victory over Alaves last time. In their last away game, Elche earned a shock 2-2 draw against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, while they also beat Espanyol 2-1 in their previous away game.

However, despite their recent improvements that saw them climb up to 14th place in La Liga, Elche have only one win in their last 10 games on the road, so Francisco’s men are in for a tough game against Sevilla.

Sevilla vs. Elche full time result odds

Sevilla are unbeaten in 13 straight games at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, winning 10 and drawing three during that stretch. The Andalusians have drawn their last three games, so it’s time for them to return to winning ways against Elche, who’ve lost six of their last 10 games on the road. Suso and Erik Lamela will be the only absentees for the hosts, but both of them weren’t expected to start anyway, so an almost full-strength Sevilla side should be able to to pin back Elche and get the three points at 2/5.

Sevilla vs. Elche over/under odds

Five of the last five six games that Sevilla have played saw under 2.5 goals scored. The Andalusians have scored only 34 goals this term – the worst record in the current top six and an average of 1.5 per game. Elche are not among the most prolific teams either, so our pick in the over/under market is under 2.5 goals at 17/20

Sevilla vs. Elche correct score odds

The last time Sevilla hosted Elche, the game ended in 2-0 win for the hosts and a repeat of that scoreline this time can’t be written off. A 2-0 victory for Lopetegui’s men on Friday could be worth your attention at 5/1 as part of our Sevilla v Elche predictions for this weekend. 

Sevilla vs. Elce first goalscorer odds

Youssef En-Nesyri hasn’t found the back of the net in La Liga since September. However, the Moroccan scored a decisive goal for his country against Malawi in the AFCON and has now fully receoved from the injuries that tormented his season. En-Nesyri is one to watch in the first goalscorer odds on Friday, while he is 43/2 to break the deadlock in a 2-1 Sevilla win.

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