Drawn by betis in the local classic, Sevilla return to the field on Thursday, January 11, to confirm their classification for the quarterfinals of the King’s Cup. You will receive the Cadiz in the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán stadium. The start of the duel is scheduled for 16:30 (Brasília time).
In the first game, in Cádiz, Sevilla won 2-0. Thus, they will be able to advance in case of a new victory, draw or even defeat by a goal difference. The visitors must succeed by three goals difference or two goals, provided they make three or more goals. If Cadiz win by 2 to 0, there will be an extension and, if need be, a penalties decision.
Sevilla’s recent performance
Saturday, January 6, was disastrous for the Seville supporter. At home, the team were beaten 5 to 3 by Betis in the classic venue. The shock was certainly greater in the morale of the athletes than in the dispute of the Spanish Championship.
Although he remained parked in the 29 points (nine wins, two draws and seven losses), Sevilla did not lose fifth place in the standings. As Villarreal, sixth-placed, did not pass the draw at home by 1 to 1 with La Coruna, saw only the difference between them being reduced to a point.
It was the second match of the club under the command of Italian Vicenzo Montella, who replaced the fired Eduardo Berizzo. More surprising than the loss was the large number of goals taken, which left Sevilla with the worst defense among the top six placed LaLiga. In total, there were 27 goals in 18 matches.
The defeat may even cause Montella to change his plans for Thursday’s game. With the good advantage obtained in the first leg, the coach would certainly be able to put a greater number of reserves in the field and know better the cast that has at hand.
However, now he will not only have to secure the place in the quarterfinals, but show the fans that the team is evolving in their hands. This may limit the use of the reservation bank.
The Italian coach has his main athletes available. In the medical department are only defenders Daniel Carriço (three games in the Spanish 2017/2018 Championship, no goal) and Nicolas Pareja (two games, no goal).
For the game of Thursday is expected the debut of the Brazilian side Guilherme Arana. It already appears in the subscribers list, but has not yet been listed for the first two games after its arrival.
The current form of Cadiz
In search of a place in the Primera División, Cadiz defeated Granada on Saturday, January 6, 1-0 at home by the twenty-first round of LaLiga 2. It went up to 39 points (11 wins, 6 draws and four losses). Not only did he hold on to second place as he held on to Huesca, the leader, who drew 1-1 with Oviedo, and was one point behind.
The victory of the Cadiz was even more valued for having the team left without striker David Barral. He entered the end of the second half and was given a yellow card with three minutes left before the end of the game. The hosts were able to resist and keep the advantage on the scoreboard.
With the success, Cádiz ranked a series of ten matches (eight wins and two draws) without defeat taking into consideration only the matches of the Second Division of the Spanish Championship.
History of the bouts between Sevilla and Cádiz
In six times they were face to face, the confrontation had three victories of Seville, two equalities and a success of Cadiz.
The game has more value for Sevilla than for Cádiz, who after the home defeat knows their chances of survival in the competition are remote. The constituents, however, need to erase the bad impression of the classic. In addition, coach Vicenzo Montella still does not have the confidence of the fans. That way you can not take big risks.
This makes the Seville should be considered the best option for guess. It has a price of 1.35 in Rivalo. Draw pays 4.80. Success of visitors yields 9.00 per real invested.