Espanyol – Sevilla : Preview & Prediction
Espanyol and Sevilla play at RCDE Stadium in a match of the 20th round of the Primera Division. In the final clash between these teams in this competition, on 08-19-2017, the final result was a draw for (1-1). The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the home team, who in the last 5 matches won 3 and lost 2. Actually, in the last match at this stage, for the Primera Division on 29-01-2017, Espanyol won by 3-1). The goals of the match were scored by José Antonio Reyes (4 ‘), Marc Navarro (45’) and Gerard Moreno (71 ‘) for Espanyol and S. Jovetić (20’) for Sevilla. The home / off condition deserves special attention, since although this is a match between 14th and 6th overall, this is actually a confrontation between the 9th in home games and the 13th as a visitor.
Analysis of Espanyol
The home team is currently in 14th place with 24 points earned after 6 wins, 6 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, he won off to Málaga by (0-1). In the last match, tied at home to Athletic Bilbao by (1-1). This is a team affected by the home factor, having won 17 points in their stadium, with 10 goals scored and 7 conceded, against 7 points out, where he scored 6 goals and suffered 15. In the last game he played for the Copa del Rey , beat Barcelona at home (1-0). In the last 10 home games for the championship, Espanyol have recorded 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, having won 17 points out of 30. In the matches played in their championship stadium, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-0, which occurred in 5 of their 10 matches. His attack has scored regularly, as he has managed to achieve in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In his home games there is a tendency to few goals, since 8 of his last 10 games in the competition finished with Less than 2.5 goals. In 19 games in this competition, suffered the first goal 8 times and never managed to turn the score.
Espanyol are not in a comfortable position within the Spanish Championship, but try to follow up their recovery to ease the not very good situation in which they are, having in that exhibition the chance to reach their fifth consecutive match without losing in the competition. In the last round, the team carried out a balanced match against Athletic Bilbao, and even having managed to finish more than the opponent, only conceded a draw in the home. As it was possible to notice in this confrontation, the offensive sector has been acting in a not very satisfactory way, so much that it is among the six worst of the competition, being the one that ends less. This can be explained by the low average ball possession that has been keeping throughout the championship. The coach has made some tactical changes, but must keep Moreno as a reference in the attack.
Analysis of Seville
The visiting team is currently in 6th place with 29 points, after 9 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost at home to Betis by (3-5). In the last match, lost out to Alavés by (1-0). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they won 20 points, against only 9 in their games as a visitor. In the last game he played, for the Copa del Rey, won Atletico Madrid away by (1-2). In the last 10 games outside the championship, Sevilla have 3 wins and 7 losses, having won 9 points out of 30. In the matches played out there are some frequent results at the end of the first 45 ‘: 0-0 (4 in 9 games) and 1-0 (4 in 9 games). Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 19 games in this competition, only managed 2 turns on the scoreboard in the 10 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 1 highlights in the last 10 matches played as a visitor to this competition: he scored 3 of his 7 goals between the minutes (46’-60 ‘).
Sevilla are still in a quiet situation within the Spanish Championship due to good results accumulated in the first rounds, but they are in a bad moment in the competition, since they have not won for five rounds and come from three straight losses. The last of them took place outside the home, in front of Alaves, in a game where he had more possession, but left to be desired in offensive terms, suffering thus another setback far from his dominions. Although he is among the ten worst attacks in the competition, it was more visible in the later rounds as he did not swing the net in three of his last five games. Playing away from home, the club failed to win even a third of the points, and in this condition has an average of two goals conceded per game. The 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 should be the training used in this duel, with a highlight for Banega in the creation.
Espanyol – Sevilla : Betting Tips
Espanyol – Win Odds: 2.75
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70