Sevilla and Deportivo Alavés decide on Saturday a duel without anything in game and with the only challenge to dismiss with a good image a very irregular year in the league for Sevilla, despite achieving in extremis a place in the Europa League, and meritorious and remarkable for the vitorianos, saved with solvency. Sevilla, after a tough and demanding season, brilliant in the 'Champions' having reached the quarterfinals and in the Copa del Rey, except the disaster of the final (5-0 with Barcelona), resorted as 'savior' for the last four games Joaquín Caparrós and, in the end, did not disappoint to seal the ticket for the Europa League with 2-2 of the last day in the field of Betis.
The goal of repeating in the Champions League collapsed many days ago due to the swings in LaLiga of a team that has had up to three coaches and, before Alavés, only thinks of saying goodbye with a triumph after having left a bittersweet taste to its hobby, in a campaign interspersed with lights and shadows. With two wins (Real Sociedad and Real Madrid) and a draw in the derby, Caparrós will remain in the club's sporting organization, but he has ruled out being on the bench despite the good performance of Sevilla in this final and his only slogan is maintain the intensity to close as best as possible the resurgence of the team. Sevilla only plays that honor to give their people a joy on the last day, because whatever the result will finish seventh, which will force him to play three previous this summer to get into the group stage of the Europa League, its talismanic competition, with which the Utrera is expected to make changes.Place a free risk bet with VIP asia bookie tips.
Caparrós will equal Manolo Cardo as the coach of Sevilla with more matches in Primera (156) and, with the losses due to physical problems of Jesus Navas and the Argentinian world champions Gabriel Mercado and Éver Banega, he could line up an eleven with novelties like goal Sergio Rico, to the detriment of David Soria; the Argentine Nico Pareja and the Brazilian Arana in the rear; or the German Geis in the midfield. In addition, in the offensive line, the Argentine Correa or the Colombian Muriel could return to the ownership, with Sandro or the French Ben Yedder - maximum goleador of the equipment - in tip, without discarding that makes debut to youths like the juvenile extremes Pozo and Lara . The Albiazules will shelve a season that can be described as successful after achieving permanence to four days of the final, after adding 41 points in 23 games after the arrival of "Pitu" Abelardo. The coach from Gijon will not be able to count on an important battery of injured players such as Antonio Sivera, Ruben Duarte, Alfonso Pedraza, Alvaro Medran, Carlos Vigaray and Alexis Ruano, who are joined by Christian Santos, Bojan Krkic, Hector Hernandez and John Guidetti by decision technique.
The coach from Alaves will take an expedition formed by 18 fubolistas among which the goalkeeper of the affiliated team Aritz Castro stands out. The babazorros visit one of the most complicated fields for them, the Sánchez Pizjuán, where they have only won once, on the seventh day of the season 1954-55 by 1-2, with two goals by Vicente Echeandia. In total, of the ten visits they have made to the Andalusian capital to measure themselves against Sevilla they have won eight defeats, one win and one draw. For this meeting the Alavés could leave with an "eleven" formed by Fernando Pacheco in the goal, a defensive line with Martín Aguirregabiria, Víctor Laguardia, Guillermo Maripán and Adrián Diéguez, although Rodrigo Ely could enter instead of the man Víctor Laguardia. Tomás Pina and Dani Torres will be in the center of the field with Ibai Gómez and Wakaso Mubarak on the wings and in the attack area it is possible that the youngster Ermedin Demirovic and Munir El Haddadi will be paired. PROBABLE ALIGNMENTS: Sevilla: Sergio Rico; Layún, Nico Pareja, Kjaer, Arana; Geis, Roque Mesa; Sarabia, Nolito, Correa; and Sandro. Alavés: Pacheco; Martín, Maripán, Ely, Diéguez; Ibai Gómez, Dani Torres, Tomás Pina, Wakaso; Munir and Demirovic.