Valencia vs Sevilla Preview & Prediction | 2023-24 Spanish Primera
When is Valencia vs Sevilla on and what time does it start? Valencia vs Sevilla will take place on Saturday 17th February, 2024 – 20:00 (UK)
Where can I get tickets for Valencia vs Sevilla? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information
What TV channel is Valencia vs Sevilla on in the UK? Valencia vs Sevilla will be televised live on LaLigaTV, but La Liga matches are also televised occasionally on Viaplay Sports and ITV
Where can I stream Valencia vs Sevilla in the UK? Valencia vs Sevilla can be streamed live on Viaplay, while ITV matches can be streamed live on ITVX
Ahead of the 2023/24 campaign, the expectation and hope for Valencia was simply to avoid relegation in La Liga and they have done more than avoid being drawn into any sort of relegation battle as they instead continue to launch themselves towards the top seven and potential European qualification this season.
Under the management of Ruben Baraja, who initially took over on an interim basis in the spring of last year, Valencia begin this weekend’s round of fixtures sitting tucked inside the top-half of the table. They do, though, come into this one on the back of a 2-0 loss to a top seven rival, Las Palmas, in the Canary Islands last weekend.
Onto their third permanent manager of the campaign in former Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores, who replaced Diego Alonso after the early season sacking of Jose Luis Mendilibar, Sevilla remain involved in La Liga’s relegation battle as a result of poor off-the-field management, as well as on it, but the Andalusians come into this one on the back of two crucial victories.
The first of those wins came earlier this month when they travelled north to the capital city of Madrid and defeated Rayo Vallecano by two goals to one with a brace from Youssef En-Nesyri, who had just returned from the Africa Cup of Nations after Morocco’s elimination. They then backed that up by edging past Atletico Madrid by a goal to nil at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan last weekend.
THE TEAM NEWS
Andre Almeida and Thierry Correia are out injured this weekend and will be missing from the visit of Sevilla, whilst David Lopez is also a doubt for this one.
PREDICTED XI (4-4-2): Mamardashvili; Foulquier, Mosquera, Ozkacar, Gaya; Perez, Guillamon, Pepelu, Guerra; Duro, Amallah
UNAVAILABLE: Almeida (Injured), Correia (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Lopez (Injured)
Sevilla have a few injury concerns for this weekend, particularly defensively, with both Tanguy Nianzou and Marcao unavailable, whilst Lucien Agoume out.
PREDICTED XI (4-4-2): Nyland; Navas, Bade, Ramos, Acuna; Sow, Soumare, Oliver, Ocampos; En-Nesyri, Romero
UNAVAILABLE: Agoume (Injured), Marcao (Injured), Nianzou (Injured), Salas (Injured), Gudelj (Injured), Lukebakio (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Diaz (Injured)
On paper, these are two giants of Spanish football that should be competing for a place in the top four and the UEFA Champions League but they have different ambitions for the rest of this season. Valencia are aiming for European qualification, quite surprisingly, whilst Sevilla are simply attempting to steer clear of the drop – which is absolutely scraping the barrel of bare minimum for a club of their size. They are both doing so with fairly rigid 4-4-2 setups and a tight match is to be expected.
TIP: UNDER 3.5 GOALS