Cornella – El Prat Stadium will be fired up on Sunday 17th March 2019 when Espanyol face Sevilla FC. The match which is scheduled to start at 15.15GMT is expected to one of the most entertaining Primera fixture for the weekend. The hosts have been doing well in their last six matches being unbeaten. However, the travelers despite losses here and there are ahead of the hosts in the table rankings.
The Los Periquitos are brimming with confidence ahead of the match. They stand unbeaten in their last La Liga fixtures. They displayed a superb play in their 1-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao and would have easily bagged all the three points. If they continue with the same spirit, they are destined for better results against Seville FC. Currently, they are at number 11 of the Primera table rankings.
As they travel, The Andalusians are aware of their last week crushing of Real Sociedad 5-2 and are ready to build on this victory to book a place in the Champions League. They are currently at number six in the table rankings just 4 points from the fourth-placed Getafe. However, from past records, it has been observed that Pablo Machin’s many are not good travelers.
Nonetheless, Sevilla has to put aside its losing woes to play a better match as they aim to make it to Champions League. However, Espanyol is not going to make a win for them easy. The two sides will play in equal strength hence the match will end in a draw.
Espanyol vs Sevilla FC Head to Head
The two sides have gone against each other a record of 44 times. Espanyol has managed to win 24 matches against Sevilla FC’s 10. 10 matches have ended in a draw. Here is a snub look into their recent 8 encounters and how the scores turned out:
- Sevilla 2-1 Espanyol
- Espanyol, 0-3 Sevilla
- Sevilla 1-1 Espanyol
- Espanyol 3-1 Sevilla
- Sevilla 6-4 Espanyol
- Espanyol 1-0 Sevilla
- Sevilla 2-0 Espanyol
- Sevilla 3-2 Espanyol
Espanyol team is full of injuries which has greatly affected their performance. Some of the injuries include; Oscar Esau Duarte Gaitan, Sergio Garcia, Pablo Piatti and David Lopez. Victor Sanchez Mata is also serving a suspension. However, they will be relieved to use the services of Lei Wu and Javi Lopez who are back in training.
Sevilla is not doing badly off when it comes to injuries. The two people who are nursing injuries are Sergio Escudero and Nolito.
Prediction and Odds
The two sides are going to fight with all their might to secure the victory. Espanyol seems to be improving but is way far below the first half of the league. They seem to settle more on draws. Sevilla despite their good position in the rankings has been losing more of late with 3 losses from their last 6 fixtures. In this light, they have been considered bad travelers. Our best bets for the fixture are as follows:
- The match to end in a draw on fulltime
- Both teams to score
- Espanyol to score first