Few would have begrudged them at least a draw against the Catalans having led 2-0 at one point, but David Villa's injury time strike condemned the Andalusians to their first defeat of the season.
Nevertheless they remain unbeaten on their travels and after a 2-0 victory over Deportivo La Coruna in their previous away game, Sevilla return to the region of Galicia to take on a Celta Vigo side who's return to the top flight after a five-year break has been marked by inconsistency.
Marathonbet price a win for the home side at 47/25 (2.88), with Sevilla slight favourites at 79/50 (2.58) and the draw offered at 49/20 (3.45).
Given the two teams' current form, backing a win for Sevilla would not seem out of place, yet a better option might to be to invest in both teams to score at 41/50 (1.82).
Celta have scored in each of their last five matches, yet have kept only one clean sheet this season.
Sevilla for their part have managed to score against the league's two best defences in Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively yet have conceded goals to Granada and Getafe.
Goals look extremely likely at either end, with anything over 4/5 (1.80) looking like an excellent price for this bet.
For some considerably higher odds, back both teams to score in the first half at 61/20 (4.05). This bet has paid out in two out of Celta's last three matches, while Sevilla have netted in the opening 45 minutes of two of their previous three games. For a small value bet this seems a solid selection with a decent chance of profit.
|Both teams to score at 41/50 (1.82) with Marathonbet
||Both teams to score in the first half at 61/20 (4.05) with Marathonbet|
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