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The La Liga clash at Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán on Saturday sees home side Sevilla go into battle with Espanyol.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Sevilla v Espanyol are shown on this page - plus the latest match odds.
Sevilla fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 3-1 La Liga success over Valencia.
In that match, Sevilla had 58% possession and 10 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. For Sevilla, goals were scored by Papu Gómez (3'), Gonzalo Montiel (15') and Rafa Mir (22'). Valencia CF got 8 shots at goal with 3 on target. Hugo Duro (31') scored for Valencia.
Their latest results shine a light on the fact that there has been much resilience in the Sevilla defence. Sevilla have been stingy, seeing the number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper over the course of their past 6 outings standing at 3.
Ahead of this meeting, Sevilla are unbeaten in the league by Espanyol in their previous 6 games.
Espanyol head into the match after a 1-0 La Liga win in the defeat of Alaves in their previous outing.
In that game, Espanyol managed 53% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 2 on target. The scorer for Espanyol was Raúl de Tomás (54'). For their opponents, Alaves had 8 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
The attacking players from Espanyol have struggled for goals over their last 6 encounters, recording the disappointing return of just 4. In those matches, Periquitos have also seen the overall goal tally of their opponents equal 5. While that may be of interest, we’ll just have to find out whether the trend shall persist in this next game.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Espanyol:
- haven't won against Sevilla in games played away from home for the previous 9 league matches. It has been a terrible run on the road.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 4 league games.
Head to head
Delving into their past head to head meetings going back to 19/08/2017 reveals that these encounters have not been kind to Espanyol. They’ve not managed to come away with any wins whatsoever whereas Sevilla have remained in the ascendancy, finishing as winners in 67% of those games where they have faced each other.
A combined sum of 15 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 11 from Sevillistas and 4 netted by Periquitos. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.5.
The last league match featuring these sides was La Liga match day 24 on 16/02/2020 when it ended Sevilla 2-2 Espanyol.
That time, Sevilla had 67% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Goals were scored by Lucas Ocampos (15') and Suso (80').
Espanyol had 5 shots at goal with 3 on target. Adri Embarba (35') and Wu Lei (50') scored.
The referee was Adrián Cordero Vega.
Team News: Sevilla
The Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui doesn’t have any fitness worries at all coming into this clash owing to a completely healthy group to pick from.
Team News: Espanyol
Thanks to a mainly healthy squad, there is just the one fitness worry for the Espanyol boss Vicente Moreno to be concerned with. Yangel Herrera (Tibia Fracture) won’t be playing here.
We’re inclined to think that Espanyol are likely to score a goal against this Sevilla side, but it probably won’t quite be as many as they will have scored against them.
We’re tipping a narrow 2-1 winning score for Sevilla at full-time. Should be a good one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán (42,714)
Captain: Jesús Navas
Chairman: José Castro Carmona
Manager: Julen Lopetegui
Competitions: La Liga position 6, Champions League (Group G)
⭐ Star Man: Youssef En-Nesyri
Mostly taking up the Striker position, Youssef En-Nesyri was born in Fez, Morocco. Having made his senior debut playing for Málaga in the 2016 - 2017 season, the accomplished Forward has hit 2 league goals in the LaLiga 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in 4 appearances.