One of the most extraordinary sequences of results across European football came to an end on Saturday afternoon, as Sevilla recorded their first away win in La Liga for 16 months.
The winless streak spanned 551 days suring which time the Andalusians twice won the Europa League, although it looked like Sevillistas would have to wait a little longer for a road win when Leganes scored twice in two minutes to make in 2-2 at the Estadio Butarque.
However a late winner from Franco Vasquez ensured the win for Sevilla, who remain third in the table a point off top spot. The side from the south of Spain have made a habit of scoring late this season, with three winning goals coming in the last five minutes, yet Jorge Sampaoli will be hoping his team will be able to see off their European opponents on Tuesday night without the need for a dramatic finale.
Indeed their opponents look to be clearly the weakest team in the group with Dinamo Zagreb already losing 3-0 at Lyon and 4-0 at home Juventus, and SkyBet offer Sevilla at 1/2 (1.50) for the win, while the hosts can be backed at 11/2 (6.50) and the draw is offered at 16/5 (4.20).
The Croatian champions are one of the weakest sides to have consistently competed in the Champions League over the last five years, and their record is one of numerous defeats.
Last season they won their opening game against Arsenal 2-1, their first group stage win in 15 years, only to lose their next five games during which time they scored only one goal.
This season they are yet to find the back of the net, while Sevilla are yet to concede after a 0-0 at Juevntus and a 1-0 home win over Lyon.
The price therefore of 6/4 (2.50) for Sevilla to win to nil has to be worthy of consideration, with Dinamo's record making this a logical selection. The Croatians have lost 12 of their last 14 Champions League group stage matches, managing to score in only one goal in those 12 defeats.
|Sevilla to win to nil at 6/4 (2.50) for a 1.5pt stake with SkyBet|