Sevilla vs Espanyol predictions, H2H and match preview for this Sunday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as the Andalusians aim to get back to winning ways.
by Mark Sochon – @marksoc1
Sevilla vs Espanyol Preview
This Sunday’s early game comes from the RSP and could be a more even contest than immediately meets the eye. Sevilla may have more home advantage and more than twice as many points as Espanyol but they have hit a bit of a sticky patch, just when the Catalans finally seem to be showing signs of life.
Sevilla’s strong starts and demises in the second half of the season have been a recurring theme in recent years and you have to worry a bit that history might be repeating itself. As well as their shock cup exit at Mirandes, they’ve won just one of their last five games in La Liga to drop out of the top four. They conceded two late goals to see three points turn into none in Vigo last weekend and Julen Lopetegui will want a response from his team here.
Meanwhile it’s just one defeat in five league games for Espanyol since they appointed Abelardo. They claimed a priceless first home win of the season against Mallorca last time out but they do still remain bottom of the table. Overall this term, they have been better on their travels with 3 of their 4 league wins coming away but it’s still a big ask to come to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan and come away with all the points.
The one big positive last time out for Sevilla was that big money January signing Youssef En-Nesyri got on the scoresheet and he looks set to lead the line here again with fellow new-boy Suso on the right flank. Espanyol are also in the process of bedding in their new arrivals. Raul De Tomas, Adrian Embarba and Leandro Cabrera have all added something and the trio should all start again here.
Sevilla vs Espanyol Predictions
Score Prediction: 2-1 Sevilla
Espanyol are capable of making a real game of this but Sevilla should be in a position to name their strongest XI and with home advantage, they look like they will just have a bit too much quality. With RDT in stunning form the visitors, it would be no surprise to see Espanyol get a goal though.
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Sevilla vs Espanyol H2H
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 4 Sevilla Wins, 1 Draw, 1 Espanyol Win.
- Sevilla have won all of the last 4 meetings.
- That includes a 2-0 win at the RCDE Stadium earlier this season.
- They’ve also won 8 of their last 9 home games against Espanyol in all competitions.
Predicted Line Ups
Vaclik – Escudero, Carlos, Gomez, Navas – Jordan, Fernando, Banega – Ocampos, En-Nesyri, Suso (4-3-3)
Lopez – Pedrosa, Cabrera, Espinosa, Lopez – Embarba, Lopez, Roca, Darder – Calleri, De Tomas (4-4-2)