((live hd<)) Today: Sevilla VS Valencia live 11/08/2023
In April, Los Rojiblancos won 2-0 in their most recent confrontation at the Mestalla Stadium. Sevilla FormSevilla have completed eight pre-season friendly games over the past month. The reigning Europa League champions won five (including penalty shootouts) and lost just two of those matches. Mendilibar´s side completed their summer warm-up schedule with a 1-1 draw against fellow La Liga side Atletico Madrid in California last week. Sevilla Team NewsFriday´s hosts have reported a clean bill of health with no injury or suspension issues for Mendilibar to contend with. Swiss midfielder Djibril Sow should make his debut, having arrived from Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt this summer. Moroccan forward Youssef En-Nesyri will likely lead the Rojiblancos attack.
ValenciaGuaita: Could not have done much about either goal. Made some crucial saves to keep his team in the tie. J. Pereira: Made some useful forays forward, but did not see a lot of the ball. Fuego: Slack at times, he must take some responsibility for both Sevilla goals. Mathieu: Did a terrible job of marking Fazio at set pieces, and was also careless on the Sevilla goals. Bernat: Should have gotten more involved, it was telling that Jose Gaya was more active when he came on at half time. Feghouli: Didn't see much of the ball, and thus had virtually no impact on the game. Keita: Worked hard in midfield, unlike some of his teammates. Parejo: Had a particularly lazy game, and can be blamed for the likes of Rakitic enjoying so much space.
Sevilla vs. Valencia: Live Player RatingsMiguel Angel MorenattiFULL TIME Sevilla 2-0 ValenciaIt's an all-Spanish affair in the Europa League semi-final on Thursday, with Sevilla hosting Valencia in the first leg. Sevilla have performed better in La Liga this season and look like locking up fourth place, while Valencia will have a battle on their hands if they want to finish higher than eighth. After a flowing first half, Sevilla have a big advantage thanks to two goals in three minutes. Valencia's defence fell apart in the latter stages of the half to hand the momentum to their opponents.
Sevilla vs Valencia Live Stream & Tips - Back Seville to win La Liga openerSevilla vs Valencia PredictionsSevilla have had the better of this fixture in recent seasons, remaining unbeaten in nine games since 2019. With that record, and home advantage, I expect Los Rojiblancos to have enough quality to pick up a valuable win on the first day of the new season. Sevilla vs Valencia PredictionsHead to HeadSevilla FormSevilla Team NewsValencia FormValencia Team NewsSevilla have won 11 of their last 16 competitive home matchesSevilla have won 4 of their last 5 home matches against ValenciaValencia have lost 10 of their last 13 away La Liga matchesHead to HeadSevilla have largely dominated this fixture in recent years. The hosts are unbeaten in each of their last nine games against Valencia (W6, D3).
Valencia FormAfter a miserable campaign which saw Valencia narrowly avoid relegation, Rubén Baraja´s men have enjoyed an excellent pre-season with four wins and just one defeat. Valencia will undoubtedly need to improve on the road, though - Los Che lost 12 and won just three of 19 away league games last season. Valencia Team NewsValencia boss Baraja has a near-fully fit squad for Friday´s opener in Andalusia. Only Marcos de Sousa remains unavailable for the visitors.
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The second term saw Valencia attempt to claw a goal back, but Sevilla created more chances of their own and hung on to their lead. SevillaPlayerHTFT Beto 7 7 Diogo 6 7 Pareja 8 7 Fazio 8 8 Navarro 7 6 Carrico 6 7 Mbia 7 8 Reyes 6 5 Rakitic 8 9 Vitolo 7 6 Bacca 8 8ValenciaPlayerHTFT Guaita 6 7 Pereira 6 6 Fuego 4 4 Mathieu 4 3 Bernat 5 5 Feghouli 6 5 Keita 7 7 Parejo 5 4 Fede 7 7 Vargas 6 8 Paco 5 5See here at full-time for player summaries: SevillaBeto: Was prepared when called on.
One good save at the end from Jonas, but Valencia didn't test him much. Diogo: Did not venture forward much, but did his job defensively. Pareja: Strong in the middle, he gave the Valencia attackers little space. Fazio: One of the figures of the match. Dominant in defence. He won three headers from free kicks, but perhaps should have steered one of them past the keeper. Navarro: Slightly more adventurous than Diogo on the other side, he played his role with distinction. Carrico: Was mostly able to restrict Valencia's midfielders, while circulating the ball well for his teammates. Mbia: Beautifully taken goal with a backwards flick (though there was a hint of offside), and he was also a driving force in midfield.
Reyes: After a few promising signs early, he faded to have virtually no influence on proceedings. Disappointing. Marin did a much better job when he replaced him. Rakitic: Master class from the Croatian. He was the conductor of the Sevilla orchestra. Every attacking move was channeled through him, and he also delivered numerous threatening free kicks. Vitolo: Combined well with Rakitic at times, though did disappear for some periods. Bacca: Bustling with energy, the Colombian is always dangerous. Well-taken goal, though he did scuff a few chances as well.
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