Sevilla FC continues its push for its first La Liga title since 1946 when it takes on the struggling Deportivo Alavés on Friday at the Mendizorroza in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. Sevilla enters the match in second place in the La Liga standings, six points behind Real Madrid. Los Nervionenses are coming off a key 2-1 victory over third-place Real Betis in the Derbi Sevillano on Sunday. Meanwhile, Alavés is in danger of being relegated, with just 21 points, which is second-to-last in the La Liga table. El Glorioso are coming off a 2-2 draw against Getafe on Saturday.
Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. ET. Sevilla is listed as a -102 favorite (risk $102 to win $100) in the latest Sevilla vs. Alavés odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while Alavés is a +340 underdog. A draw is +215, and the over-under for total goals is 2.5, with the under juiced to -190. Before making any Alaves vs. Sevilla picks, be sure to see the La Liga predictions from SportsLine soccer insider Jon Eimer.
Eimer is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, Eimer has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, the FA Cup and much more. The Indiana-based handicapper compiled a winning record of 260-133-1 with over 90 units of profit for his community on various platforms over a recent two-month stretch.
Now, Eimer has broken down Sevilla vs. Alaves from every angle and revealed his coveted La Liga picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Alaves vs. Sevilla:
- Sevilla vs. Alaves spread: Sevilla -0.5 (-115)
- Sevilla vs. Alaves over-under: 2.5 goals (over +155, under -190)
- Sevilla vs. Alaves 90-minute money line: Sevilla -102, Alaves +340, Draw +215
- SEV: Sevilla is undefeated in last 10 La Liga Games
- ALA: Alaves has one win in last 10 La Liga Games
Why you should back Sevilla
Los Nervionenses are in good form. The men from Andalusia own a 12-game unbeaten streak in league matches, which includes victories over Real Betis, Atletico Madrid, Athletic Club and Villarreal. They have not been beaten since losing 2-1 to Real Madrid on Nov. 28.
In addition, Sevilla faces an Alavés side that has struggled to score this season. El Glorioso have scored just 21 goals, which is tied for the fewest in La Liga. That bodes well for a Sevilla team that has conceded a league-best 18 goals this season.
Why you should back Alaves
Alavés has one of La Liga's most dangerous scorers in Joselu. The 31-year-old forward has 12 goals on 43 shots in 26 league matches. The 12 goals is tied for fifth in La Liga and is the most for Joselu since he graduated from Spain's second division in 2012.
In addition, Alavés is a much better team at home than on the road. El Glorioso have four wins and three draws in 13 home matches this season, earning 15 points. On the road, they have only one win and three draws in 13 matches, earning six points.
How to make Sevilla vs. Alaves picks
Eimer has analyzed Alaves vs. Sevilla from every angle, and he is leaning under on the goal total. He also provides three best bets, including a strong play on one side of the money line, and gives his full breakdown of the match. He's only sharing his La Liga picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Alaves vs. Sevilla? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets, all from the expert who has crushed his soccer picks, and find out.