Valencia Fight for a Spot in the Champions League as They Visit Sevilla FC in the Last Round of Spanish La Liga

Sevilla FC vs. Valencia - Team LogosSevilla are hosts to Valencia in the last round of the Spanish La Liga on Saturday, June 1st, 2013 at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

This is a big game for Valencia who need a win to secure 4th place finish and placement in the UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round. Fifth place Real Sociedad are trailing two points behind and will be playing 17th place Deportivo on Saturday. Real Sociedad have a better goal differential compared to Valencia which means that playing for a draw is not an option for Roberto Soldado & company.

Valencia are in good form at the moment and they won their last four La Liga matches. Most recently they beat Granada at home 1-0.

Ninth place Sevilla are coming off two straight losses vs. Real Sociedad (1-2) and Osasuna (2-1).

Valencia beat Sevilla 2-0 at home earlier in the season and they are the favourites to win again this weekend. The odds for the upcoming match are as follows:

Sevilla 11/5
Draw 5/2
Valencia 23/20

A $100 bet placed on Sevilla returns $220 in profit if successful, while the same bet on Valencia returns $115 in profit.

The most likely outcomes on Saturday according to the odds are a 1-1 draw offered at 6/1 and 1-2 for Valencia offered at 8/1.

Valencia made it through the group stage of the UEFA Champions League this season and were eliminated in the round of 16 by Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 on aggregate in two tightly contested matches.

Can Valencia continue their recent winning streak vs. Sevilla and qualify for the UEFA Champions League again?

This should be an entertaining match!