When Sevilla hosts Valencia in the sixth week of La Liga action, they will be seeking to move up to second place in the standings. They are in sixth position with eight points, two points and three places below Valencia, but they have a game in hand.
Sevilla have drawn three consecutive games heading into this match, and with this being the first of two consecutive home league games, they will be looking for a win. In their last five games, they've kept three clean sheets, with the last four resulting in under 2.5 goals.
They now hold the league's joint greatest defence, with only one goal conceded. Sevilla have kept seven clean sheets in their previous ten league games, and they have only lost two of their last 15 league games at home. They have won four straight games against Valencia and are unbeaten in their previous five. However, under 2.5 goals have been scored in each of their last seven league matches.
Valencia, on the other hand, are hoping to bounce back after a devastating defeat to Real Madrid. They were four minutes away from a win that would have put them atop the table, but Real scored two quick goals to make the game 2-1.
Valencia, also, has maintained a constant scoring record, scoring in each of their five encounters this season. However, they have only scored more than one goal in one of their five games. Valencia has kept two clean sheets in their first five games, while three of their last five games have seen both teams score.
They've only won one of their past 12 league games, with ten losses and two victories in the last 19. They didn't have the best season last year, and they're hoping to make up for it this season.
Sevilla has the joint top defence in La Liga right now, although they aren't the best scorers in the league. Their recent matches have produced under 2.5 goals on a regular basis, and their past seven games with Valencia have likewise produced under 2.5 goals.
Valencia aren't the most prolific scorers in the league, but they are consistent. Therefore, under 2.5 goals appears to be the most likely outcome in this game. The game will go down today at 6:30 PM Nigerian and UK time.
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