Sevilla vs Villareal Predictions, Betting Tips & Match Preview

Sevilla vs Villareal Predictions, Betting Tips & Match Preview

Match Preview

Make no mistake that Sevilla are right in this title race. Depending on results before and after this game, they could leapfrog Barcelona and close the gap to Real Madrid to just a single point. To do that they’ll need to overcome Villarreal. Below are our match predictions, betting tips and preview.

Game: Sevilla vs Villarreal

Venue: Estadio Ramon sanchez Pizjuan

Kick-off: Sunday 5th February, 11.00AM

This weeks early Sunday offering comes from Spain as title chasing Sevilla are having one of their most consistent seasons to date, winning eight of nine at home including a dramatic one against Real last time here which kept them in the title race.

The yellow submarine are as usual hot on the heels of those in the European places and should have enough quality to secure a fifth placed finish this season, but any slip ups will be punished by Sociedad and Athletic Club. They’re threatening to spiral right out of form having won just one of their last eight in all competitions.

Their away form is the problem having won just two of their nine away games. They’ve won seven of 11 at home including a 3-0 trouncing of Atletico Madrid that ended their slim title hopes this season, and they managed to hold Sevilla to a 0-0 in the reverse of this fixure. See our match predictions and betting tips over to the right. 

Reasons for Betting Tips

Bookmakers are giving little away on Sevilla here as they are 4/6 favourites with Sky Bet. The draw can be backed at 3/1 through Bet Victor and Bet365 are best odds for a big upset to be caused here at 5/1 for the Villarreal win.

You need to look no further than the respective home and away forms to understand the odds are justified. And Sevilla are not just an overachieving team who will fade away. Ultimately their games against Barcelona and Real Madrid will decide how credible their title challenge is, but they’ve been fantastic against sides outside of the top four, winning 12 of 16 including a 4-0 win over Sociedad who sit just about Villarreal.

Sevilla have won six and drawn two of the last 10 meetings between these sides, dominating the head to head on this ground and finding themselves in the form of their lives. It’s going to be an extremely tough task for Villarreal here, but only Real have beaten them comfortably at home. Back our betting tips Sevilla -0.75AH with caution at odds of 7/8 with Bet365.

Despite their winning ways Sevilla have given away at least one goal in their last eight home games through all competitions. They’re no strangers to conceding, but they know their attacking threat going forward. Sevilla have won four home games by a 2-1 score line this season, with seven of 10 Villarreal games being decided by a goal or less. Back our correct scoreprediction Sevilla to win 2-1 at odds of 15/2 with Bet Victor.

Stevan Jovetic has two goals in his first three Sevilla games and should have done enough to be included here, with both Vietto and Ben Yedder, who have six and eight goals respectively, falling quiet in January. Back our anytime goalscorer prediction Jovetic to score at odds of 6/4 with Bet365.