Indeed, Unai Emery's job could be on the line should the Andalusians succumb to another defeat, and BetVictor price the hosts at 9/20 (1.45) to claim their first win of the campaign.
Rayo meanwhile have only a point more than Sevilla although they won many admirers with the way they dominated possession against Barcelona on Saturday night. The team from Madrid are offered at 6/1 (7.00) to record their second win of the season.
Yet on paper a Sevilla side whom were tipped by many to push for a top four place this season, should be too strong for a Rayo outfit with the leakiest defense in the league.
Nevertheless, Rayo are always expansive going forward and possess one of the most attack-minded managers in the division in Paco Jemez. They will not be playing for a draw.
With that in mind both teams to score looks like a solid option but 4/6 (1.65) is just too small a price for us to consider.
Instead backing both teams to score and Sevilla to win at 9/5 (2.80) is infinitely more appealing.
Last season Sevilla had one of the strongest home records in the country and they remain an imposing prospect at the Sanchez Pizjuan, and punters should have confidence in backing them to win whilst conceding.
|Sevilla to win and both teams to score at 9/5 (2.80) 0.5pts with BetVictor
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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV Presenter in Madrid