Espanyol vs Sevilla
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 18 August 2019
Kick-off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: RCDE Stadium (Barcelona).
Espanyol went on a very impressive unbeaten run in their last nine games in the league last season and grabbed the final ticket to the Europa League with a seventh-place finish.
The squad came in behind Sevilla in the table and were just six points shy of overtaking them. The hosts also had a very positive preseason and will be hoping to extend their winning run of form into the opening clash with the White and Reds.
Sevilla were just as good as their counterparts in the previous season and ended their campaign with sixty-two goals in the bag. However, the visitors have parted ways with the club’s top scorer for the previous season Ben Yedder and will be looking towards their new signee Luuk De Jong to fill the void.
With Espanyol showing quite some promise towards the end of the campaign, expect nothing short of an exciting opener as they take on Sevilla who secured the bragging rights in their last clash.
Espanyol vs Sevilla Head to head (h2h)
- Five out of the last eight meetings have swung in favor of Sevilla.
- Their last encounter saw Sevilla clinch the win with a 1-0 scoreline.
- Espanyol have not kept a clean sheet in their last six matchups.
- Both teams have found the back of the net just once in their previous three games.
Espanyol vs Sevilla Prediction
David Gallego’s men certainly ended their campaign on a strong note and were able to register three wins from their last six games. However, two out of those three victories came against teams that finished outside the top five.
Additionally, home advantage has not been working its charm for Espanyol in their previous clashes with Sevilla. Their last two matchups here alone, have seen the guests walk away with the win and a clean sheet at the same time.
Considering that Sevilla have admitted defeat just four times in their last ten outings in the league as well, a win for Espanyol this Sunday just does not fit the equation.
Both the teams were certainly not shy in racking up the goals tally last time out either and managed to score 110 goals between them by the end of the season. Taking into account that three out of their last six games here have seen neither team keep a clean sheet, expect both sides to get their names on the scoresheets without fail by the end of the ninety minutes.
Espanyol vs Sevilla Betting tips
Full-time result: Sevilla @ 2.40 (7/5)
Both teams to score @ 1.70 (7/10).