Sevilla vs Espanyol
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 11 November 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan (Sevilla).
Sevilla will host Espanyol in the derby of the La Liga Matchday on Sunday afternoon at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. These two likes are currently main challengers to Barcelona at the top of the standings after Madrid giants experienced a number of slip-ups at so far in the season.
Whilst Los Rojiblancos were somehow expected to be near the very top of the ladder, not many experts could have predicted Espanyol holding the second place after 11 rounds of the competition. The Budgerigars are definitely the most pleasant surprise of the campaign. They have done well without being too prolific up front. It is thanks to the rock solid defense which allowed only eight goals so far in the season. Only Atletico Madrid have been better defensively with 6 shipped goals. Rubi’s men won three and drew one of last four games in the league conceding just twice along the way.
Sevilla vs Espanyol: Head-to-head
The head to head record speaks in Sevilla’s favour.
Los Rojiblancos won 27, drew 9 and lost 12 of past 48 encounters with Espanyol.
Sevilla took four points from last term meetings with the Budgerigars. Interestingly, teams shared spoils at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan (1-1), while Los Rojiblancos took a demolishing 0-3 victory at RCDE Stadium.
Sevilla vs Espanyol: Prediction
Pablo Machin’s troops had quite a complicated schedule in the last couple of weeks. They played the likes of Barcelona and Real Sociedad on last two travels which is why we can’t say they are out of form for claiming just a single point from these ties.
Defensively, Sevilla looked really well of late. They allowed just one goal in four games after a tough 4-2 loss at Camp Nou. They drew 0-0 to Real Sociedad in last weekend’s Primera Division action at Anoeta.
Knowing about Espanyol’s fine defensive record, we do believe this will be a very tight affair and the Under 2.5 goals FT looks as the best of betting options under such circumstances. You can back it at the odds as high as 2.10.
Sevilla vs Espanyol: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.10 (11/10)
Under 0.5 goals in the first half @ 3.25 (9/4).