Preview - Sevilla vs Getafe 17 September 18

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Match Day 4
Sevilla vs Getafe
Monday, September 17th, 2018
03:45am (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Ramón Sanchez Pizjuán

Last five matches form: D W W D L
Average goals per match 17/18: 1.29
Average goals against per match 17/18: 1.53
Top Scorer 17/18: Wissam Ben Yedder (9)

Last five matches form: L W L W D
Average goals per match 17/18: 1.11
Average goals against per match 17/18: 0.87
Top Scorer 17/18: Ángel (13)

Its been a mixed start for a lot of sides in LA Liga so far, evidenced by the fact that Sevilla's four points from their opening three games is good for fifth spot at this early stage of the season. Next up its this home game against Getafe who also have four points from their first three and yet are down in ninth.

The matches between these two sides were very tight last season. This game ending in a 1-1 with Sevilla nicking a 1-0 win in Getafe.

The edge when it comes to injuries looks to lie with the visitors who only have slight doubts surrounding Markel Bergara and Ignasi Miquel. Sevilla meanwhile must do without Sergio Escudero, Maxime Gonalons and Gabriel Mercado.

Sevilla endured an up and down campaign last season, but did look an improving side towards the end of the campaign. They remain a tough nut to crack at home though, only losing three times last term despite being largely out of form for large spells.

Having looked awful on the road last season - winning just one of their opening 13 - Getafe certainly discovered the winning formula towards the end of the season, winning five of their last six, all by a single goal.

Sevilla have failed to score in each of their last two games which would be a concern. That combined with injury factor may result in them having to settle for a draw here.

Prediction: Sevilla 1 - 1 Getafe


Half time: 0 - 2
Full time: 0 - 2
Shots:  11 - 8
Shots on target: 3 - 5
Corner Kicks: 7 - 1
Possession: 67% - 33%

Roque Mesa. Jesus Navas and Ever Banega were booked for the home side in this one, with referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengpetxea also taking the names of Leandro Cabrera, Djene Dakonam, Vitorino Antunes, Amath Ndiaye, Bruno and Dimitri Foulquier of the away side. Busy afternoon for the ref.

The home side were in front on every measure except the one that counts here, as their recent troubles in front of goal came back to haunt them.

The away side shot out of the blocks and took the lead after only three minutes. Jorge Molina with the incisive through ball to strike partner Angel Rodriguez in the left side of the area. Smart finish from the number nine, across the keeper and into the bottom right corner.

This was an entertaining game, with both teams looking to go on the front foot, and whilst Sevilla were bossing the ball, they were struggling to create much in the way of clear cut chances.

Then in the 38th minute they found themselves two behind. Sergi Gomez intercepting a ball into the area but only succeeding in playing the ball perfectly into the path of Rodriguez around seven yards from goal. The front man once again slotting home with aplomb.

Nolito had a golden opportunity to pull one back before the break, but in acres of space inside the area with only the keeper to beat, he could only fire wide.

Sevilla did have the ball in the net in the second half. Wissam Ben Yedder played through and dinking the ball over the keeper, only for the referee to rule it out for offside.

Getafe hung on for the win.

An excellent result for Getafe who move up to fifth. Sevilla slip to eleventh.

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