PREVIEW & TIPS FOR Sevilla vs Espanyol
Sevilla and Espanyol face each other at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán in a match of the first round of the Primera Division. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 7 wins in the last 7 games. In fact, the last time they faced in this stage was in 20-08-2016, in a game by the Primera Division that finished with the victory of Seville by (6-4). The goals of the match were scored by F. Vázquez (54 ‘), W. Ben Yedder (66’) and H. Kiyotake (74 ‘) for Sevilla and Víctor Sánchez (44’) and Gerard Moreno (79 ‘) for The Espanyol. In this match the home factor may play an important role, since Sevilla has significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Sevilla Team News
This is the first match in this edition of the home team competition, which finished the previous edition in the 4th position. This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; Against 10 wins and 5 draws in his stadium. The team arrives at this meeting after a win away with Istanbul BB by (1-2). Sevilla won 7 and drew 3 of their last 10 home games for all competitions. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. There are 1 highlights in the last 19 home games in all competitions: he suffered 6 of his 17 goals in minutes (61′-75 ‘).
Sevilla vs Espanyol Stats
Sevilla are playing their thirty-fifth show in 2017, which marks its debut in this edition of the Spanish Championship, trying to maintain the good performance that has been presenting to start the competition with a positive result before their fans. The team lives a good moment, being that it does not lose three games and comes from two consecutive victories; The last of them away from home by the UEFA Champions League. Before, the team had played four friendlies of preparation for that season, accumulating two victories, a defeat and a tie. Some of the club’s main reinforcements are defender Thorup Kjær, who was in Turkish football, and strikers Nolito of Manchester City and Muriel of Sampdoria.
Espanyol Team News
This will be the first game in this edition of the visiting team’s competition, which finished the previous edition in 8th place. This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside of its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; Against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In the last game that played, for the Friendly, lost with Napoli away by (2-0). In the last 10 games as a visitor Espanyol won 5, drew 3 and lost 2.
Espanyol are on the pitch for their twenty-ninth show this season, marking their first match of this season’s Spanish Championship, needing to improve their performance to try to get a reasonable result away from home early in the competition. The team does not have a great moment of the season, since it has not won for three matches, having scored only one goal in that period. In total, the team played six preparation friendlies, accumulating three consecutive wins, two draws and one defeat, having scored thirteen goals in that period, while only three. One of the club’s reinforcements for this season is defender Naldo, a Brazilian who was in Krasnodar.