Barcelona has been the subject of two surprise results this season and, in both instances, its next match has had seven goals so the portents are there for Sunday’s Spanish Primera Division game between Sevilla and Barca being high scoring.
After losing 1-2 at home to Alaves, Barcelona reacted with a next-start 7-0 Camp Nou demolition of Celtic. And following Barcelona’s 3-4 loss at Celta, Luis Enrique’s team thumped Deportivo 4-0 in front of its own fans. Barcelona lost 1-3 at former boss Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City on Tuesday so, if the pattern continues, expect it to score versus Sevilla in the Spanish Primera Division this weekend.
Both sides to score is available at odds of -179 with 888Sport and Unibet and one rates that as the best wager on the Spanish Primera Division program. Barcelona has scored in each of its last 16 Spanish Primera Division matches and Sevilla, now under the care of attack-minded manager Jorge Sampaoli, has scored in nine of its 10 divisional games.
Both Barcelona and Sevilla are ranked in the Spanish Primera Division top four for shots on target, while just six teams have allowed more shots on target than the Red and Whites.
Malaga is 11th on the Spanish Primera Division compared to Gijon’s ranking of 18th, with the former’s goal difference being 11 better than that of the latter. And one’s Spanish Primera Division collateral form analysis points to Malaga being superior to Gijon as well. Malaga and Gijon have had four common Spanish Primera Division foes and the Anchovies hold a 2-2-0 collateral form lead over the Red and Whites.
Three consecutive Spanish Primera Division home victories have helped to position Malaga on the middle of the ladder, whereas Gijon is entrenched in the relegation zone largely because it scored two goals and collected two points away.
Gijon is set for a long, difficult Spanish Primera Division season. No Spanish Primera Division team has fired off fewer shots than Gijon and only Betis and Alaves have allowed more shots than the Red and Whites. Malaga’s Spanish Primera Division shots statistics are those of a top-four side.
Osasuna sits four rungs below Alaves on the Spanish Primera Division ladder more than one-quarter of the way through the season but, according to one’s collateral form analysis, the standings are not telling the whole truth about them.
The Spanish Primera Division strugglers have three of the same opponents and one’s number crunching favours Osasuna 2-1-0 over Alaves. That William Hill is offering odds of +140 about Osasuna getting the better of Alaves on Saturday is appealing due to one rating the Reds at around the +120 level. Osasuna has fired off more shots and allowed fewer shots than Alaves in the first 10 Spanish Primera Division rounds so there is plenty of statistical data to warrant supporting the Reds in what is a winnable match for them.
Sevilla v Barcelona – Both Teams to Score
Sunday 6th November, 19:45 GMT
Malaga to beat Gijon
Friday 4th November, 19:45 GMT
Osasuna to beat Alaves
Saturday 5th November, 17:30 GMT