Preview: Sevilla vs. Almeria 

Preview: Sevilla vs. Almeria 

Sevilla will be bidding to record just their second victory of the 2023-24 campaign when they welcome Almeria to Estadio Ramon in La Liga on Tuesday night.

The home side, who are 16th in the table, will enter the match off the back of a goalless draw with Osasuna, while basement team Almeria played out a 2-2 draw with Valencia last time out.

Sevilla finished 12th in La Liga last season, which proved to be their worst final spot in Spain’s top flight since being relegated at the end of the 1999-2000 campaign.

Jose Luis Mendilibar managed to lead the team to the Europa League title last season, which secured a position in the group stage of the 2023-24 Champions League, and they opened their European campaign with a 1-1 draw against Lens at Estadio Ramon last week.

Sevilla were back in La Liga action on Saturday, playing out a goalless draw with Osasuna, which has left them in 16th position in the table on four points from five matches.

Los Nervionenses started their league season with three straight losses to Valencia, Alaves and Girona, with their four points coming in their last two matches, beating Las Palmas 1-0 in their last home fixture in Spain’s top flight.

There have been small steps in the right direction in recent matches, and a win on Tuesday would lead them nicely into a huge match away to Barcelona on September 29.

Preview: Sevilla vs. Almeria – prediction, team news, lineups
Almeria, meanwhile, will enter this match off the back of a 2-2 draw with Valencia on Saturday; Sergio Arribas netted twice for the home side at Power Horse Stadium to make it four goals for the season, with the attacker certainly catching the eye in 2023-24.

La Union only just survived relegation from Spain’s top flight last season, finishing in 17th position, only one point clear of the bottom three, so their struggles this term are not too surprising.

UDA have picked up just two points from their six league matches this season courtesy of two draws and four defeats, which has left them bottom of the table.

Vicente Moreno’s side started their campaign with successive losses to Rayo Vallecano and Real Madrid before claiming a point against Cadiz.

Almeria then suffered back-to-back defeats to Celta Vigo and Villarreal before the draw with Valencia on Saturday, and they will go in search of their first win of the season on Tuesday night.

Sevilla La Liga form:

Sevilla form (all competitions):

Almeria La Liga form:

We say: Sevilla 1-0 Almeria
Sevilla are yet to really get going this season, but they will bring a three-game unbeaten run into this contest, including a win over Las Palmas in their last home league match. Almeria are capable of picking up a positive result here, but we are just backing a narrow Sevilla win.

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