Match: Espanyol vs Sevilla Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Sunay, 1 May , 2016
Start time: 15:00 UK
Espanyol hosts Sevilla in a match of the 36th round of the Spanish Primera Liga. The meeting is Sunday, May 1, at 15:00 at RCDE Stadium, also known as Estadi Cornellà-El Prat.
The hosts are on 15th position in the standings with a total of 37 points, four more than the 18th Granada. The elite status of Los Periquitos is questionable and they need a victory over Europa League semi-finalists in Seville. Espanyol will succeed in five consecutive matches for last beat Athletic Bilbao 2:1 at home. In the last round, the team lost disastrously visit Las Palmas 0:4 and previously made a 1:1 draw with Celta at home. In the upcoming match team coach Constantin Galca will not be able to rely on penalties Javi Lopez and Arbil injury heals.
Sevilla missed victory away to Shakhtar Donetsk on Thursday, ending in a draw 2:2 and will have to beat Ukrainian team next week if he wants to play the final in the Europa League. Los Rojiblancos are in 7th place in the Primera and make less than last season, but if you win the Europa League will participate again in the Champions League. Certainly in their team there will be rotations, since the objective of Unai Emery’s triumph in the second strongest club tournament.
In the last round, Sevilla won the derby against Betis 2:0, thus ending a run of five games without a win in the league. In the upcoming trip to Barcelona but expect a slightly lower rate than the team that would focus on meeting with Shakhtar next Thursday.
In the first half Sevilla won 2:0 at home, but now there will be a far more difficult task because the points are very important for Espanyol. The White and Blue must make amends to his fans for the humiliating loss from Las Palmas, so expect much better performance from their side. The visitors does have quite classy players and even Unai Emery to leave some of the holders on the bench, they have good substitutes, so expect goals from both teams in the upcoming match.