Sevilla vs Espanyol
Date: Sunday, 16 February 2020
Kick-off at 11:00 UK / 12:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán (Sevilla).
Sevilla picked up all three points with ease when the two sides met in the reverse fixture. With Espanyol coming out on top just once here, in the past decade, the hosts are well in contention to complete a double this weekend.
Sevilla vs Espanyol Head to head (h2h)
- Their last meeting finished in a 2-0 win for Sevilla.
- Two of their past three clashes have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in four of their previous seven encounters.
- Only one of their last eight games have finished in a tie.
- Espanyol have registered the win twice in their past ten fixtures. (W-2, D-1, L-7)
Sevilla vs Espanyol Match Preview
Sevilla admitted what was only their sixth defeat of the season last week after Celta Vigo stunningly edged past them on the road. Despite breaking the deadlock in the opening forty-five minutes, the hosts conceded twice in the final quarter of the second half, leaving their faithful in dismay, at the last blast of the whistle.
Miserably, the home team are now without a win in their last two clashes on the trot. With thirty-nine points in the bag, Sevilla are currently sitting fifth, albeit on goal difference.
On the other hand, Espanyol took down Mallorca in their most recent clash at home, subsequently marking their first taste of success at RCDE Stadium. However, the win was not enough to propel the visitors from the bottom of the ladder where they have been residing, for quite some time now.
Nevertheless, the visitors are now level on points with both Leganes and Mallorca. Hence, a win this week could potentially lift them out of the relegation zone. However, given the stature of the team involved, the guests are likely to have their back against the wall this week.
Sevilla vs Espanyol Prediction
Sevilla have stumbled just twice on home soil this season, with both of those defeats coming against sides that are currently dwelling in the top ten. The hosts have been a confident bunch in front of the home crowd so far, and are, at the moment, on a three-match unbeaten streak in the top flight.
In sharp contrast, Espanyol have just one win to boast of from their past seven LaLiga outings. The guests have dropped points in eight of their previous eleven trips on the road too.
Additionally, the visitors have not picked up the win in any of their past ten trips here either (D-2, L-8). As such, the tag of favorites most certainly goes to Sevilla this weekend.
Furthermore, the hosts have been tough to breach at home. In fact, they have kept a clean sheet in half of their past eight games here.
Meanwhile, Espanyol’s frontline have not lived up to expectations, especially on the road. Disappointingly, the visitors have racked up just eight goals from their outings this term.
Given that nine of the previous eleven games at this stadium have also featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts, expect goals to be hard to come by this Sunday as well.
Sevilla vs Espanyol Betting tips
Sevilla to win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5).