Sevilla vs Espanyol Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
The last Saturday’s match will take place at Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán and will feature the two teams with similar aspirations – Sevilla and Espanyol. Both sides will be hoping to reach UEFA competitions however, Sevilla will target Champions League while Espanyol would be satisfied with the less prestigious tournament.
Sevilla brought several players that are expected to become key very soon – Ever Banega from Inter, Luis Muriel from Sampdoria, Corchilla joined from Lille and Guido Pizarro from the Mexican U.A.N.L. Tigres. Sevilla are aiming the third position this season and most likely they will battle with Atletico Madrid for the direct spot for Champions League. At the moment, Sevilla are facing the Turkish Basakhesir in the two-legged tie as the last step towards CL participation. The rematch will take place on Tuesday in Spain, but more importantly, they secured the victory in Istanbul with the result of 1-2.
Espanyol’s preseason was a rollercoaster that unfortunately ended with the underwhelming performance. They streaked three victories in the beginning, beating Persija Jakarta, Olot and even stunning Borussia Dortmund with 0-1. However, that victory had a negative effect on Espanyol as they drew Twente and Hamburger SV afterwards and lost to Napoli in their last friendly. The visitors will be happy with a point at Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán as Sevilla was brilliant on the home turf in the previous season. Espanyol will be hoping for the top 7 finish but due to the competition in the upper part of the table, it’s highly unlikely they will reach their destination.
The home advantage is very expressed in the meetings between the two sides – the last seven outings between Sevilla and Espanyol were won by a home side. Espanyol were beaten in the last eight Sevilla meetings. In the latest meeting at Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Espanyol scored four goals but they still lost as Sevilla tallied magnificent six.
Sevilla don't have many missing players for the match against Espanyol. Daniel Carriço and Franco Vázquez are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready to play.
On the other side Espanyol have several missing players for this game. Víctor Sánchez, Óscar Duarte and Álvaro Vázquez are injured and they can't play against Sevilla. Diego López is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready to play.
Possible starting lineups
Sevilla: Rico; Escudero, Lenglet, Pareja, Mercado; Krohn-Dehli, N Zonzi, Banega; Nolito, Yedder, Correa
Espanyol: Lopez; Lopez, Hermoso, Lopez, Martin; Jurado, Roca, Fuego, Piatti; Moreno, Baptistao
Sevilla vs Espanyol Prediction
We expect one very interesting and exciting football game on Saturday night when Sevilla takes on Espanyol. For sure Sevilla are favorites to win all three points in front of their fans, but if they really want to do that then have to score at least one goal more. Sevilla have very good records in past meetings and play brilliant in front of their fans. They have won last 7 home meetings with Espanyol and have scored at least two goals in six of them. Sevilla are undefeated in last 13 home games in La Liga and all expect only win from them. We expect from Espanyol to play offensive and attractive football and this match is going to be an interesting one with lots of scoring chances and goals.
So our prediction and betting tips for the match Sevilla vs Espanyol Prediction: Both teams to score. Also we expect from hosts to win and our second betting pick for the match is Sevilla to win and Both to score. Maybe correct score will be 2-1. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.