Espanyol vs Sevilla
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 17th March 2019
Kick-off at 15.15 UK/ 16.15 CET
Venue: RCDE Stadium (Barcelona).
Sevilla had to wade through some very tough fixtures, and it made them take a hit in their points on the board. But they made a grand comeback to the race to Europe, with a huge 5-2 win against Real Sociedad, in the last match-day. Right now, they occupy the last Europa League spot, but there are several teams just below circling like vultures to swoop in, once Sevilla falters.
Espanyol is one of the very few teams that have stood unbeaten in the last five match-days in the league. They too are in the hunt for the coveted European openings but have comparatively a larger points-deficit to overcome. Still, with their future secured, the team just might go for it.
Espanyol vs Sevilla Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of the last five games had goals at either end of the pitch.
- 13 of the last 17 matches had three or more goals.
- Two seasons back, the league encounter at this venue ended with a 6-4 scoreline.
- Seven of the last eight meetings at this stadium also had over 2.5 goals.
- Seven of the last ten games at this venue had the BTTS option satisfied.
Espanyol vs Sevilla Prediction
Both teams have made their future secure in the La Liga safe. With the season winding down, all that remains is the qualification to Europe. Sevilla is already in possession of the last such spot, while Espanyol has some ground to cover. While Sevilla needs to win to thwart the pressure from Valencia and Betis, Espanyol has not much to lose and will go all in for the win.
Expect a fiercely fought encounter between these sides. Their h2h meetings also paint such a picture. 13 of the last 17 overall h2h games and seven of the last eight at this venue had three or more goals, while four of the last five overall ties and seven of the last ten at this venue saw both teams getting on the scorecard. Moreover, 11 of the last 13 games that involved Espanyol had both teams scoring, and so did their last six in a row at home.
Expect a goal-fest this Sunday.
Espanyol vs Sevilla Betting Tips
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.75 (3/4)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).