Cadiz - Sevilla predictions and free betting tips [28/10/2023]
Today in the 11th round of the Spanish Primera, Cadiz will host Sevilla. Following a disappointing start to the campaign, Sevilla sits in 13th position in the league table with nine points, suffering defeat last week in the Champions League to Arsenal. Cadiz, on the other hand, currently sits in 16th, also with nine points.
Cadiz: Ledesma; Carcelen, Mere, Fali, J. Hernandez; Alejo, Escalante, Alcaras, Machis; Ramos, Guardiola.
Sevilla: Nyland; Navas, Gudel, Ramos, Acuna; Sou, Soumare, Rakitic; Lukebakio, En-Nesyri, Ocampos.
The clash will take place in Cadiz at the Nuevo Mirandilla Stadium.
Over the past few weeks, 'The Pirate Ship' has been in turmoil: last weekend, the hosts suffered a third straight defeat - 1:0 against Valencia at the Mestalla. This loss adds to previous setbacks against Girona (0:1) and Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano (3:2). Worse yet, the team from Andalusia has not won in La Liga in six games since suffering a defeat from Villarreal (3:1) on the 1st of September. As a result, Cadiz sits in 16th place in La Liga, only three points behind top-placed Celta. Out of five home games, the team has claimed two victories, achieved two draws and suffered a single loss. Presently, Cadiz is experiencing their best spell in club history since the 1990s – the team is competing for the fourth consecutive season in Spain's elite division, having previously occupied the 12th, 17th and 14th spots.
While Venezuelan forward Machis will return from suspension, midfielder Robert Navarro, who was sent off in the last game, remains unavailable. Ruben Alcaraz, who had accumulated too many yellow cards during the match against Valencia, will also return to the pitch. Among those injured are Calderon, Victor Chust, Luis Hernandez and Mbaye, Bryan Ocampo and midfielder Fede San Emeterio. Team manager Sergio Guardiola may make changes in the final third of the pitch: instead of Maxi Gomez, Chris Ramos may start.
Sevilla is also experiencing difficulties in the ongoing campaign, holding the 13th position in the league table at the start of the 11th round, but demonstrated character last weekend, finishing in a 1:1 stalemate against Real Madrid thanks to an own goal by David Alaba. Earlier, the red-whites played out a draw against Rayo Vallecano, meaning Sevilla has been unable to secure a win in the league for three consecutive rounds. This week, the seven-time Europa League titleholders fell to Arsenal in the Champions League, which saw them slip to 3rd place in Group B. Martinelli put the Gunners in front during stoppage time of the first half, while Gabi Jesus doubled the advantage for the Londoners in the 53rd minute; the Spaniards managed to reply with a goal by Nemanja Gudel after a corner.
What brings down the fans, Sevilla has scored a mere 14 goals in 9 rounds played. Alonso's charges will travel almost at full strength, barring the long-term injured backup goalkeeper Vaclik. At the start of the season, Belgian Lukebakio has been noticeable (2 goals in 6 league appearances), he is quite likely to start on Saturday. Kossi, who just returned from injury, and Loic Bade will compete for starting places on the pitch with Gudel and Ramos. The visitors have many rotation options upfront: Erik Lamela, Mariano Diaz, Rafa Mir and Suso, but the coaching staff will hardly make many changes compared to the previous round.
Last season, Cadiz lost both matches against Sevilla, including a 0:2 loss at home. The last time the yellow-and-blues defeated the team from Andalusia was back in 2006.
Match prediction: Cadiz - Sevilla
Sevilla demonstrated character in last week's match against Real Madrid and is certainly looking to escape from the lower half of the league table. Despite their Champions League fixture on Tuesday, the visitors have adequate depth to replace their tired leaders. Cadiz's season start has been poor and they are winless in their last six encounters. Furthermore, the team's list of injured players is quite lengthy - under these conditions, the hosts will certainly not be able to stop a more prominent opponent. I'm placing my bet on Sevilla with a 0 handicap.
Cadiz has only scored 8 goals in the first 10 rounds and is clearly struggling to create attacking opportunities. My prediction - Cadiz's individual total under 1.
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