Espanyol vs Sevilla match preview for the La Liga fixture, written by experienced sports betting expert.
Sunday’s Spanish La Liga action features an exciting clash between Espanyol and Sevilla. The fantastic performance of Espanyol earned them the seventh place in the league, which gives the right to participate in the Europa League. ‘The White and Blues’ began their journey from the second preliminary round and without much problems knocked out Icelandic club Stjarnan and Swiss Luzern. The expectations ahead of Espanyol are the team to qualify for the group stage of Europa League, but first, they have to face Zorya Luhansk.
Sevilla were very inconsistent during the last season and finished on the sixth place, which means that they will start their participation in Europa League from the group stage. ‘The White and Reds’ played nine friendly fixtures during the summer in which they recorded seven wins, one draw and one loss.
During the summer transfer window, Sevilla changed almost the whole squad. ‘The White and Reds’ sold Wissam Ben Yedder, Pablo Sarabia, Luis Muriel and Quincy Promes. On their place came Rony Lopes, Luuk de Jong and Lucas Ocampos. The striker Borja Iglesias and the central defender Mario Hermoso left Espanyol.
‘The White and Blues’ performed very well at home during the last season and recorded 11 wins in 19 fixtures there. Sevilla also felt very well on home ground, but their performance as guests were very unsatisfactory – only five wins and nine defeats. Espanyol started the new season excellently, but the opponents they had to face so far in Europa League are not on the level of La Liga. Sevilla performed well during the summer preparation but showed that they are again shaky in defence. I expect both sides to search for the victory, while the goals to be something that we will often see in this game.
My Espanyol vs Sevilla predictions are Both Teams to Score - YES at odds around 1.70. I will also back Draw 2-2 Correct Score at odds around 13.00. Bet Heaven recommends placing this bet at Bet365.
Espanyol vs Sevilla Head to Head
Sevilla won the last three fixtures of this rivalry and now don’t have a loss in four games. In four of the previous six games, both sides have scored, while also was covered the line of 2.5 goals. The last time when both teams drew in Barcelona was in December 2012, while since then the wins are four to three in favour of Sevilla.
Espanyol vs Sevilla Stats
- Espanyol won the last three times when they played at home in the first round of La Liga.
- Sevilla lost only once in the first round in the previous nine seasons.
Average stats between Espanyol and Sevilla in the La Liga across current season.
* Calculated from Espanyol's home stats and Sevilla's away stats.
|Win %||17 %||0 %||33 %|
|BTTS %||33 %||33 %||33 %|
|Clean Sheet %||17 %||0 %||33 %|
|First Goal %||25 %||17 %||33 %|
|Win %||50 %||50 %||50 %|
|BTTS %||42 %||50 %||33 %|
|Clean Sheet %||42 %||33 %||50 %|
|First Goal %||75 %||67 %||83 %|
Espanyol vs Sevilla Odds
*Subject to change.
Espanyol vs Sevilla Team News
Pablo Piatti and David López are still injured for Espanyol, while Adrià Pedrosa is in doubt.
For Sevilla, only Nolito is in doubt.
Espanyol vs Sevilla Betting Tips
My Espanyol vs Sevilla betting tips are Both Teams to Score - YES at odds around 1.70. I will also back Draw 2-2 Correct Score at odds around 13.00.
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