Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Buoyed by a Champions League win over Lyon, Sevilla welcome Alaves at their Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Saturday afternoon. Los Sevillanos suffered a 3-1 loss to Athletic Bilbao at the weekend and they are eager to return to winning ways in La Liga. Jorge Sampaoli’s men are eyeing their fourth consecutive win at home in the national championship and the likes of Samir Nasri and Vitolo are likely to make life difficult for the opposition defenders. Alaves have been playing above expectations this season, but Saturday’s football match against Sevilla will be anything but a walk in the park for the newcomers. Mauricio Pellegrino’s team have yet to defeat los Sevillanos at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan and they are unlikely to put an end to the negative trend. Taking everything into account, we predict that the hosts are going to extend their winning run on home soil.
Highlighted Player (Samir Nasri):
Samir Nasri is a French footballer who plays for Manchester City. The former Arsenal man used to play for Marseille in the past and he began his youth career at Pennes Mirabeau in 1995. Nasri is an attacking midfielder, but he is capable of playing as a winger as well. The France international was born on 26 June, 1987 in Septemes-les-Vallons, the suburbs of Marseille. He is 175 cm tall and it has to be noted that his parents are Algerian. Samir Nasri has won two Premier League trophies with Manchester City, but he was not as successful during his spell with Arsenal. It is well known that Arsenal fans were angry with Nasri when he signed a four-year contract with Manchester City in 2011. The transfer fee was in the region of £25 million. The French footballer has 41 caps for the national team, but he retired from international football on 9 August, 2014.
Highlighted Team (Alaves):
Alaves is a Spanish football club located in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Alava. The club were founded in 1921 and they play their home games at Estadio Mendizorrotza. The capacity of the stadium is 19,840 and it has to be noted that it is the third oldest stadium in Spanish football. After spending several years in the Spanish Segunda Division, los Babazorros returned to the top flight in 2016.
The color of Alaves’ home kit is blue and white and the club’s local rivals are fellow Basque sides Real Sociedad, Athletic Club, Osasuna and Eibar. Alaves made it to the UEFA CUP final in 2001, but they were beaten by Liverpool 5-4 in a thrilling football clash. Anyhow, that is still regarded as the club’s biggest success. Los Babazorros booked their place in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on four occasions and they have yet to win the Primera Division trophy.