Sevilla v Espanyol


On Sunday evening, two of this seasons surprise-packages in La Liga meeting at the Sanchez Pizjuan, as Sevilla host Espanyol. 

Sevilla have started the season in strong form under Pablo Machin and currently sit third in La Liga, four points behind leaders Barcelona and a point behind the second place visitors. 

The Andalucian’s recent form has been slightly inconsistent, as they have won just one of their last three league games. However, last time out they drew 0-0 with Real Sociedad. 

The home side’s recent games in La Liga have been high scoring with over 2.5 goals in six of the last seven games. Their recent home form has also been good, as the Andalucian’s have won six of their last eight games in La Liga, including their last three. 

Machin’s team have been prolific of late on home soil in La Liga, scoring at least two goals in their last three games. 

Espanyol have surprised everybody with their start to the campaign, as the visitors are currently just three points behind city-rivals Barcelona in the table. 

The visitors head into this clash on the back of a six-game unbeaten, having recorded four victories in the process. Last time out Rubi’s side recorded a 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao. 

The win over Bilbao was another low scoring encounter, as Espanyol’s last three league games have produced under 2.5 goals. 

One negative for the visitors is their recent away record, as they have won just once in six games on their travels in La Liga. 

Team News

Sevilla have a few injury problems heading into this clash, as Maxim Gonalons, Andre Silva, Simon Kjaer and Gabriel Mercado look set to miss out. The visitor’s only likely absentee through injury is Hernan Perez. 

Match Prediction

These two teams have started their campaign in good form. However, due to Sevilla’s good home record and Espanyol’s poor record on their travels I can see the home side recording a narrow win in a high scoring clash. 

7/10 Odds


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