Saturday Sports Multiple: Back Sevilla in a 13/1 weekend wager
Andrew Hughes thinks Sevilla will beat Celta Vigo on Saturday to pile the pressure on Miguel Cardoso in another cross sport weekend multiple.
“Only Barca have scored more goals than Sevilla in La Liga this season, and that goal threat should be enough to see them past a hapless Celta side with the third worst defensive record in the league.”
After five straight defeats, Celta Vigo manager Miguel Cardoso is under intense pressure. It was mildly surprising that he wasn't removed after last weekend's defeat to Real Valladolid, which dropped Celta into the relegation zone, but the comments of club president Carlos Mourinho suggest that he is on borrowed time.
Saturday's opponents are not at their best right now, and have to recover from a 6-1 mauling at the hands of Barcelona in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.
But while their away record is uninspiring, they are one of the most dangerous attacking teams in Spain. Only Barca have scored more goals than Sevilla in La Liga this season, and that goal threat should be enough to see them past a hapless Celta side with the third worst defensive record in the league.
There are just two rounds of fixtures to go in the Big Bash League and the pressure is on for those chasing a play-off spot. Sydney Thunder are one point behind the Melbourne Stars in the last play-off spot, but the Stars have a game in hand, so realistically, Thunder need to win both of their remaining matches.
Unfortunately for Thunder fans, their team is badly out of form. They've won just one of their last four matches, including Wednesday's dismal defeat to the Melbourne Renegades when they were skittled for 113 chasing a gettable 140.
By contrast, the Sixers are in sparkling form, completing a comfortable victory over Adelaide on Tuesday; their third win in a row. Given that they are still not assured of a play-off spot, there will be no let up from the men in pink and they should prove too strong for their city rivals on Saturday.
Last year's Six Nations champions are a short price to kick off their 2019 tournament with a victory, but I think they are worth taking on at this price.
Joe Schmidt's side had a sensational 2018, winning the Grand Slam and scoring Test victories over Australia, South Africa and New Zealand, but they aren't unbeatable and in the past have been slow starters in this competition.
And although they struggled throughout the first half of 2018, England showed enough in their Autumn Internationals to suggest that they are coming back to their best form. Victory in Dublin would hand them a major advantage, and they will be fired up to make an early statement. Ireland deserve to be favourites, but at the current odds, England are the better betting option.
Total Odds for this multiple: [13.84] Remember, multiple prices are based on our Sportsbook product, so any winnings are exempt from commission.
2019 Weekend Multiple P/L
Staked: 8 pts
Returned: 9.9 pts
P/L: + 1.9 pts
2018 P/L – 0.61 pts
2017 P/L: + 0.99 pts
2016 P/L: + 20.99 pts
2015 P/L: - 0.51 pts
2014 P/L: + 12.69 pts
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