Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan will host Sunday’s football game between Sevilla and Deportivo Alaves, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table ahead of Matchday 38. Los Sevillanos did well to book their place in the Champions League, but they want to overtake Barcelona in third position as well. Considering that Julen Lopetegui’s men suffered an embarrassing 4-0 loss to Villarreal at the weekend, we are positive that they will give 100% to beat Deportivo Alaves on the last day of the season.
Centre-back Diego Carlos is banned for the hosts. The Basques, on the other hand, have already secured the La Liga survival, meaning that they have nothing to play for in Sunday’s clash. Anyhow, Sevilla are more of a team than Alaves, and we predict that the hosts will prove their worth on the field. Deportivo Alaves midfielder Edgar Mendez returns from suspension.
Highlighted Player (Luuk de Jong):
The 26-year-old Dutch striker Luuk de Jong is considered one of Europe’s deadliest strikers with his incredible return of goals in games he spends playing. Luuk de Jong began his football career at De Graafschap in 2008, but moved on to Twente only a year later.
The tally of 39 goals in 76 league appearances earned him a transfer to Borussia Monchengladbach, but his spell in Germany ended in disappointment. Bundesliga club attempted to revive his career by sending him out on loan to Newcastle United but his stint with the English club yielded even more disappointment and concluded in utter disaster with De Jong playing 12 games without scoring a single goal for the Magpies.
A return to Netherlands and PSV Eindhoven turned out to be a proper hit for the 26-year-old striker who has restored his scoring touch with more than 50 goals for the Boeren after less than 90 games.
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.