Deportivo - Sevilla Betting Preview: Why a draw at half-time looks likely

With little to choose between these two sides, Phil Kitromilides is expecting the match to be level after 45 minutes but is backing the visitors to sneak a late win
Sevilla's impressive victory over Real Madrid last weekend was a throwback to the middle part of the previous decade, when the side from Andalusia were at their imperious best.

Though lacking in the quality of their predecessors (Kanoute, Fabiano, Keita and Alves some of the biggest names to grace the team in the past), this current Sevilla side has the ability to play with intensity, energy and guile.

Undefeated so far, they head to the north west corner of Spain to face a Deportivo outfit also yet to lose this season. William Hill clearly think it there is not much to chose between the two sides offering the same price 17/10 (2.70) on either of them to win, while the draw is priced at 21/10 (3.10).

While Sevilla's insipid away form last season was the primary reason for this once feared footballing institution finishing in 9th place, this campaign the signs have been encouraging.

Having had their goalkeeper sent off in the derby at Granada, and trailing by a goal to nil, they fought back to claim a draw, while at Rayo Vallecano they had 11 shots on goal and missed two penalties, ultimately drawing the match.

Sevilla have failed to win on the road so far but have played considerably better than last season. They may go on to win this match, however backing a draw at half-time at 19/20 (1.95) looks like the best option.

This bet has paid out in both of Sevilla's away matches so far and in both of Depor's home games. This has also proved the correct selection in two of the last three league meetings between these two sides.

For higher odds, be bold and back Sevilla to come good in the second half with the away side available at
5/1 (6.00) to win the match after a draw at half-time.

Draw at half time at 19/20 (1.95) with William Hill
Draw half time/Sevilla full time at 5/1 (6.00) with William Hill

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports broadcaster working on radio and TV in London and Madrid. You can also follow Phil on Twitter.