Valencia for the first time in five and a half years have lost three league matches in a row and William Hill price them at 4/5 (1.80) to end that disasterous run with a win.
Sevilla meanwhile who began the weekend second bottom of the table are offered at 17/5 (4.20) to record their first victory of the season.
The teams had contrasting fortunes in the Europa League on Thursday night with Valencia succumbing to an humiliating 3-0 home defeat to Swansea while Sevilla won 2-1 at Estoril.
Indeed such is the crisis level Valencia are approaching that defeat could mean Miroslav Dukic's job is under threat. There will be tension amongst the fans and players alike then at Mestalla and Sevilla could well capitalize.
Backing them outright might be a little optimistic but backing the visitors to win a half at 8/5 (2.60) appeals.
Valencia have conceded three goals in each of their last four competitive games and are in defensive disarray, something that a talented Sevilla forward line can expose.
|Sevilla to win a half at 8/5 (2.60) 0.5pts with William Hill
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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV Presenter in Madrid