Sevilla vs Espanyol
2016/17 Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 20 August, 2016
Kick-off: 21:15 UK.
Venue: Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan (Seville).
Current Europa League title holders Sevilla FC will kick off their new La Liga campaign on Saturday against Espanyol.
Sevilla had a successful pre-season tour, they were victorious in all their five club friendlies. They were then hit with back to back defeats in the UEFA Super Cup and Supercaopa de Espana against Barcelona and Real Madrid. The new coachJorge Sampaoli, who brought Chile to lime light in the last edition of Copa America will be anxious to win his first game of the season.
Meanwhile Epanyol finished 13th place in the La Liga last season, they had a good pre-season. The catalan club went unbeaten in all their five club friendly games, which include a 2-2 draw against Juventus. They have also been busy in the transfer in the transfer window, they included 6 players into the team. They will hope to kick start their season with a bang.
Sevilla vs Espanyol: Head to Head
These two teams have met 44 times in football history, Sevilla have won 25 games and lost 11 to Espanyol.
Sevilla are unbeaten in 14 of their last 16 games against Espanyol, they have won 11 games. Also they have scored at least 3 goals in 8 of their last 16 games, and have scored at least 2 goals in 11 of their last 16 games.
Sevilla vs Espanyol: Prediction
Theses two teams have done themselves good during the pre-season, they have also equipped their squad with new signings. They both will be looking forward to a win in this game, but considering their head to head stats, Sevilla are favourites in this fixture.
I predict a a win for the home side, also i expect at least 3 goals to come in this game.
Sevilla vs Espanyol: Tips
1. Sevilla win
2. Over 1.5 goal for Sevilla
3. Over 2.5 goals