Malaga-Sevilla Betting Preview: Why the visitors have a great chance of scoring first

With the home side's defence suffering injuries and suspensions, our La Liga expert is backing the visitors to open the affair on Sunday
Football is a game which is played on grass rather than on paper. That happens to be something of a shame for us punters because on paper this looks like a nailed on home win. Malaga have been extremely strong at La Rosaleda suffering just one defeat in their last seven matches there.

Sevilla, meanwhile, have 'enjoyed' the lowest number of away wins in the division, with Unai Emery's side recording just a solitary success on the road and that was back in September.

Bearing this in mind then, one could have expected BetVictor's price for an away win to be a little higher than 17/10 (2.70) and the odds on a home success a little shorter than 7/5 (2.40).

It is not that Sevilla have not been scoring away from home, it is just their chronic inability to keep a clean sheet which has hindered them greatly and, as such, both teams to score is offered at just 8/15 (1.53).

This bet has paid out in 11 of the side's away games this season and should almost certainly do so again but the price is just too short. Instead, back Sevilla to get the opening goal at 17/20 (1.85).

Malaga's defence had already suffered injuries before having two players sent off and losing keeper Willy Caballero during their midweek thrashing at the Bernabeu.

It is fair to say that their back four will be makeshift on Sunday evening and Sevilla's strike force boasting the in form Alvaro Negredo should take full advantage. For a value bet back them to score in both halves which is offered at 13/5 (3.60).

Sevilla to score first at 17/20 (1.85) with Bet Victor
Sevilla to score in both halves at 13/5 (3.60) with Bet Victor

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