Chelsea are the favorites against Sevilla, but whether the retirees will be able to take three points on 20 October – we have prepared our forecast. What will be the result?
Chelsea played quite solidly last season – Frank Lampard’s side finished fourth in the table and entered the Champions League. Before the new season, the “pensioners” have seriously strengthened, but the team has not yet played properly – after five rounds it is only on the seventh line in the table.
There is a one point gap from the Champions League zone, which Chelsea are clearly planning to enter, so the overall situation remains stable for the team. In the final round , Chelsea missed an incredible 3-3 win over Southampton, allowing the opposition to win twice. Thus, the “pensioners” have only one victory in the last four league matches.
Sevilla played excellently last season – the team of Yulen Lopetegui performed very well in the Spanish Championship, finishing fourth. The main achievement of the Nervion team at the end of last season is, of course, the victory in the Europa League, where they beat Inter in the final 3: 2.
The UEFA Super Cup did not work out either – Sevilla gave a worthy fight to Bayern and snatched a 1: 1 draw in regulation time, but missed in extra times and could no longer recoup. In the Spanish championship, Sevilla has not yet had much success – after four matches, it has only seven points and this baggage does not allow it to rise above the 10th place in the table.
In the last round, Sevilla lost away 0: 1 to Granada – it was not possible to hold back the opponent after Joan Jordan was sent off. Thus, the Nervion team could not win in the second match in a row.
Chelsea have won in only one of their last four games
Chelsea have conceded fewer than two goals in only one of their last four games
This season, Sevilla have played five matches in all tournaments and have lost only one of them
Chelsea have been looking dull lately, the team has problems in defense – in two of the last three league matches, the “pensioners” have conceded three goals. “Sevilla” also did not look the best in recent matches, but at the same time, the “Nervionians” are very reliable in defense and know how to use a few chances, due to these qualities they are quite capable of getting points at Stamford Bridge.
We believe that the hosts will not be able to win. Prediction – Sevilla will not lose . In BC Winline, this outcome is offered with odds of 1.87