Sevilla Winless Road Streak Could Come to an End Against ValenciaPublished April 10, 2016 by Florin P
Sevilla chases first victory on the road this season (3:00 p.m UK Time).
The odds of Sevilla not winning a single match on the road throughout the entire regular season are still low. When La Liga resumed back in August, nobody expected them to be still winless after playing 15 games away from home. It has come to this and now they will try to claim the first victory on one of the most difficult stadiums in the entire country: Mestalla.
Sevilla Is Deadly on Counterattacks
One of the reasons for why Sevilla was so unsuccessful on the road is that most of its opponents defended with all lines. They chose not to take advantage of the fact that they were playing at home and instead accepted the possibility of splitting points. Sevilla was also unable to defend narrow margin leads and allowed opponents to claw their way back in the game in the final minutes and sometimes in overtime.
Against Valencia, they shouldn’t worry about facing a wall, because the hosts will not barricade themselves in their own half and wait for the 90 minutes to pass. They don’t have much to lose and the chances to relegate are extremely low so prudence is unwarranted.
A Decisive Match for Neville
When the former Manchester United player was brought to Valencia as a manager, nobody expected him to fail miserably. Unfortunately for him, the resources available were far from impressive and he found it impossible to motivate the players. Back-to-back defeats and an overall poor performance soon followed and now his job is on the line.
This match against Sevilla is the one that could make or break him, but the English manager is willing to take his chances. If Valencia plays offensive football as we predict, they expose themselves to vicious counterattacks and this is exactly what the visitors need. Punters can minimize the risks by taking the cover of a 0:0 Asian Handicap which returns the stakes if the match ends undecided.