Sevilla are one step away to be in the Copa del Rey final for the first time since 2010; they only need to avoid a big surprise in the second leg of the semifinals against Celta de Vigo. These teams will play on Thursday, February 11th at Balaidos Stadium at 19:00.
Los Rojiblancos took advantage at home in the first meeting by 4-0 one week ago, thanks to two scores from Kevin Gameiro. They will advance to the title game by any victory or even losing by three. This will be the second game between these teams in the Cup.
The Celts have three straight games with no defeat at home against Sevilla, but they have not been able to score against them four goals since 1996, when they did it their pitch in the local tournament. These squads will play for the third time in a span of seven days.
The team led by Eduardo Berizzo have the lead in the series since 1993 with 14 wins and four draws in 28 games played in all competitions. Sevilla will be looking to win their first match at Balaidos Stadium since 2006.
In the Copa Del Rey Odds Celta de Vigo v Sevilla, Los Rojiblancos are favorites to get the victory despite being on the road. They are listed with 2.38, while the Celts are with 3.0, and the draw is with 3.4.
Unai Emery´s team is located in the fifth place in the standings with 36 points, nine away from the spots for the next UEFA Champions League. They are the second worst team in La Liga playing on the road this season, as they have six draws and four defeats in 10 games, scoring only five goals and allowing 11.
They come to this match with 10 straight games with no defeat, and they have won eight of them. Last weekend, they visited Celta and tied 1-1 with goals from Daniel Carrico and Claudio Beauvue. The last time they fell on the road was more than one month ago, when they fell 2-1 to Granada.
The Celts are only two points behind the red and white side in the seventh spot on the table. They have five wins, two draws and four defeats at home so far, scoring 19 goals and accepting 19.
With the draw of last Sunday, they have three consecutive matches with no victory, and they have won only one of the past six. Their last triumph at home was on January 16th when they beat Levante 4-3 with two scores from John Guidetti.
Despite they have struggles to score on the road, Sevilla are listed at online sportsbook Bodog to win this game by one with 4.0 Odds, while the home team is rated at 4.5 to do it by the minimum difference and with 41.0 to do it by four or more. The score draw is with 4.5.
Sevilla will have no pressure in this game, and they will take advantage of Celta’s need to score fast. Take the draw in this game as Los Rojiblancos will control the speed of the game and advance to the final for the first time since in six years.