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ReyPunter reacted to StevieDay1983 in La Liga Predictions > Jul 3rd - 6th
Sevilla vs Eibar
La Liga enters its final few games of the league season this weekend and the focus of our weekly preview is the 9pm BST kick-off on Monday night between Sevilla and Eibar at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. This is a clash between two sides experiencing contrasting fortunes right now. Can the home side consolidate their position in the Champions League qualification spots or will the away team defy their tags as underdogs and snatch a win?
Sevilla come into this game in 4th place and 3 points inside the Champions League qualification places. Head coach Julen Lopetegui is set to lead his team to an improvement on their 6th placed finish last season. The club is currently on an unbeaten run of 10 league games but that has included 6 draws. The defensive side of their game has greatly improved this season with 7 of the last 8 wins for the team being with clean sheets. It's also 8 home league games undefeated for Sevilla.
Eibar are enduring slightly more troubling times than their opponents for this game. Jose Luis Mendilibar's men are down in 17th place but they remain 6 points above the drop zone. Only 5 league games are left for Eibar before this game and they have a game in hand on their rivals below them so it will take a big surprise to see them go down. Still, they'll want to secure their place in the Spanish top flight for next season as soon as possible. Just 1 defeat in their last 5 league games has them in good form for this game but that defeat was their most recent outing when they lost 2-0 at home to Osasuna.
OK, so even though Eibar have started to pick up points in recent weeks I find it very hard to see them getting anything from this game against a Sevilla team that look like they could really grow into something effective under Lopetegui. The home side know how to get the job done on their own turf and the visitors know they should be realistically safe now. I expect a convincing home win here.
Sevilla to Win to Nil @ 2.20 with SpreadEx
Sevilla HT/FT @ 2.30 with BetVictor