Match Preview: Sevilla 2-0 Elche Predictions and Betting Tips 11.02.2022

Sevilla – Elche Predictions & Tips For Today, February 11, 2022.

Match: 21:00 Sevilla – Elche
Tip: Home Win
Odd: 1.45
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 2:0 WON!!!

Sevilla – Elche Match Preview

  • Sevilla’s hopes of ending their 76-year wait for a Spanish top-flight title took another blow last time out, following a goalless encounter with Osasuna. That result represented a third consecutive draw for Sevilla, and the gap between themselves and the top is now a yawning six points, but they can at least provisionally reduce the deficit to three points if they win here.
  • A better result is expected on home soil, where Sevilla have lost just once in competitive action (W9, D4), albeit that’s despite possessing only the league’s sixth-best home defensive record. Still, their defence seems unlikely to be threatened much here as visitors Elche travel after winning just one of their last ten away league games.
  • Nothing should be taken for granted though as Elche’s 3-1 success over Alavés last time out ensured that this is their best scoring return after 23 top-flight matches in any such campaign this century. That win forms part of a current five-game unbeaten run of league games, which has lifted them four places away from the drop zone (W3, D2). It is also their longest unbeaten run as a top-flight side since 1977!
  • However, Elche have never won an away league game at Sevilla across Spain’s top-two tiers (D7, L15) since their first ever clash back in 1959/60. They also lament a mere 17% win-rate in away league games this term (W2, D3, L7), which accounts for just 35% of their total points.
  • Players to watch: Jesús Corona assisted on his home debut for Sevilla, prior to which four of his last six goals at Porto were match openers. Elche’s own ‘man on fire’ Lucas Boye has made goal contributions in his last five appearances (G3, A3), including a goal and assist at league leaders Real Madrid!
  • Hot stat: Elche have failed to win a joint league-high six games when scoring the opening goal.