- 20 places separate these sides in the Spanish football pyramid, with Sevilla sitting third in La Liga and Almeria placed third in Segunda.
- Sevilla have lost just one of their last 15 games in all competitions, winning 12.
- Los Palanganas have kept clean sheets in four of their last five outings in all competitions.
Sevilla Too Strong For Segunda Side
Segunda promotion hopefuls Almeria have enjoyed a fine run to the quarter-finals of the Copa Del Rey, but we think Sevilla will have too much class for Rojiblancos when the sides clash in Andalusia this week.
Almeria are a useful outfit who currently sit third in the second tier and they have accounted for top flight opposition in the last two rounds of the competition.
Jose Gomes’ charges smashed a depleted Alaves 5-0 in the last 32, before edging out Osasuna on penalties in the last 16 on Wednesday.
While those results have undoubtedly been impressive for this week’s hosts, they failed to score against La Liga strugglers Osasuna in regulation time (0-0), so it’s hard to envisage how they can cause problems for a Sevilla side who have won 12 of their last 15 matches in all competitions (D2, L1).
Los Palanganas are third in La Liga and sluiced past Valencia 3-0 in the last round. That marked their fourth clean sheet in five games, so we’re tipping up Julen Lopetegui’s men to secure victory and progression to the semis without concession this Tuesday via a 0-2 score-line.