Sevilla FCTOMachn's team leads at one point to fifth, the Alavs
ANDn one of the most even league tournaments in recent years, except at the top of the ranking, sincebetween the first and the third there are ten points of distance (Barcelona and Seville), while between the sixth and the last one there are only nine (Getafe and Rayo), the nervous group has finished the first round in positions that give right toplay the next Champions League, its priority objective. In fact, it takes more than two thirds of the championship in these positions.
Their distance with the fifth place have been reduced in the last week because of thevictory of Real Madrid at Villamarn and the draw of Alavs in Girona. Only one point separates him from the team from Vitoria, fifth, and must continue fighting to maintain its privileged position.
Doing an exercise of extrapolating the points from the first to the second round of the championship, that is,that Sevilla finished with 66, we must take a look at other seasons to see what points had to be achieved to be among the first four. In the last League, theValencia, four, finished with 72and Villarreal, fifth, with 61. Sevilla will be short.
In the 16-17, the own Seville of Sampaoli made 72 points and the fifth, again the Villarreal, 68. It will not be good either. In the15-16, the yellow team wasroom with 64. Here is a case in which the 66 will give the Champions. The14-15is the record of historical points of theSeville and the fifth place (76). Valencia made one more. And as the last example in the last five leagues, the13-14, Athletic finished with 70, with Sevilla fifth with 63.
Those of Pablo Machn need to make a second round,as a minimum, at the same level as the first. TheAlavs, Getafe and Betis, the closest teams, are those that in principle will threaten their place, although with everything so evenlythey have other clubs time to get into the fight. A lot of cloth remains to be cut.