Sevilla has registered 14 consecutive home wins across all competitions and a 15th victory in a row in front of its fans is on the cards when the UEFA Europa League holder hosts Eibar in the Spanish Primera Division on Wednesday.
Only three visiting teams have scored at Sevilla since its run of home wins began in November and the teams that Unai Emery’s side has beaten to nil include Celta, Juventus and Valencia. Sevilla is fifth on the Spanish Primera Division ladder, which positions it just three rungs and five points above Eibar, but one’s collateral form analysis suggests that the Red and Whites are much better than the Gunners.
First, Sevilla enjoys a 10-4-5 Spanish Primera Division collateral form lead over Eibar, which in itself points to the Red and Whites being a fair bit superior to the Gunners. Second, Sevilla’s Spanish Primera Division collateral form edge over Eibar is 5-1-1 when one reviews matches featuring the top eight teams and 10-1-3 when one reviews matches featuring the top 15 teams. And third, Sevilla and Eibar occupy positions at opposite ends of the Spanish Primera Division six-game form ladder – only Getafe has accrued fewer points than the Gunners over the last six rounds.
William Hill is offering odds of -200 that Sevilla extends its remarkable sequence of home victories to 15 across all tournaments and 12 in the Spanish Primera Division. Eibar has got the better of only Levante in the last six Spanish Primera Division rounds and the Frogs are ranked bottom.
There is a case for the draw in Thursday’s Spanish Primera Division match between Granada and Gijon being over the odds – one’s collateral form analysis comes out at 7-5-7, which is just about as even as it is possible for it to be – but one’s other selections are the two giants from Madrid.
The last time that Real Madrid dropped a Spanish Primera Division game it responded with a 10-2 win in its next league match. Cristiano Ronaldo sledged his Real Madrid colleagues following Saturday’s Spanish Primera Division game that resulted in a 0-1 home loss for the Meringues, saying that the side from the Santiago Bernabeu would be leading the championship race if everyone else in a white jersey was performing to the same level as him. Ronaldo’s comments were out of order but they were nothing new for Real Madrid’s star player and, therefore, one does not expect them to result in a negative reaction.
Several bookmakers, including Betfair, BetVictor and Ladbrokes, are listing Real Madrid at odds of -200 to triumph at Levante on Wednesday and those odds seems over the top. Real Madrid boasts a 16-1-2 Spanish Primera Division collateral form advantage over Levante and the Meringues have made a habit of thrashing the league’s relegation candidates. Levante has copped some frightful hammerings off the Spanish Primera Division’s heavyweights and one thinks that Real Madrid will do the double over the Frogs having taken out October’s reverse fixture 3-0.
Sociedad is second only to Barcelona on the Spanish Primera Division’s six-game ladder but Real have not faced one of the highest ranked half a dozen teams in that time, whereas Atletico Madrid is coming off a 1-0 away victory over its greatest rival. Atletico Madrid holds a 13-2-4 Spanish Primera Division collateral form lead over Sociedad, including a 2-0 success in last year’s reverse fixture. Furthermore, Atletico Madrid’s Spanish Primera Division collateral form advantages over Sociedad are 5-0-0 for matches featuring the top five sides and 8-2-0 for matches featuring the top 11 sides. Atletico Madrid is worth a bet at odds of -200 with Betfair, BoyleSports and William Hill to get the better of Sociedad on Tuesday.
Finally, here are one’s Spanish Primera Division collateral form analysis results for every one of Round 27’s 10 games. The asterisk signifies the direct head-to-head winner.
Atletico Madrid 13*-2-4 versus Sociedad
Las Palmas 9-2-8* versus Getafe
Sevilla 10*-4-5 versus Eibar
Celta 7*-1-11 versus Villarreal
Malaga 8-2-9* versus Valencia
Athletic 10*-2-7 versus Deportivo
Levante 2-1-16* versus Real Madrid
Granada 7*-5-7 versus Gijon
Espanyol 6*-4-9 versus Betis
Vallecano 2-0-17* versus Barcelona
Sevilla to beat Eibar
Wednesday 2nd March, 19:00 GMT
Real Madrid to beat Levante
Wednesday 2nd March, 20:00 GMT
Atletico Madrid to beat Real Sociedad
Tuesday 1st March, 20:00 GMT
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