Espanyol – Sevilla SOCCER PICKS
Espanyol-Sevilla in Cornellà next Sunday, where we go for the local victory or the draw (1X).
Espanyol finished the day in 11th place with 34 points, 6 of the Europa League posts, a line that marks Sevilla with 40 points.
The draw in San Mamés against Athletic (1-1) helped him to continue in the fight to enter positions in Europe, where we find teams like Valencia, Real Sociedad, Betis, Eibar or Alavés.
There are already 7 consecutive matches that have not lost. Since the 2-4 of Real Madrid in League, Espanyol has faced Betis (Copa), Villarreal, Rayo Vallecano, Valencia, Huesca, Valladolid and Athletic, and has achieved 5 draws and 2 wins.
Sevilla, on the other hand, arrives after beating Real Sociedad. A 5-2 that was needed in Nervión after some negative results in the League and the draw at 2 in Europa League against Slavia Prague that forces them to score on the return.
The Europe factor we can take it into account too. While Espanyol played Friday at 9:00 p.m., Sevilla did it yesterday at 6:30 p.m., on Thursday they will travel to play the round of Eighths of EL against Slavia, and will return that same night, having Friday and Saturday preparation. for this meeting. What is the same, Espanyol has almost one more week of rest / preparation for this match. In addition, it is the 7th place that gets the most points, 25 of 39 possible (64.10%).
Also, being a visitor is not that Sevilla is doing very well. It is the 13th that gets the most points away from the Pizjuán, with a total of 13 points out of 42 possible (30.95%), and it already has 5 consecutive losses in the away league, which added to the Cup in the Camp Nou are 6 defeats in his last 7 departures.
He has not won in the away league since September 29 in Eibar (1-3) almost 6 months ago:
Athletic 2-0 Sevilla
Real Madrid 2-0 Sevilla
Barcelona 6-1 Sevilla (Cup)
Celta 1-0 Sevilla
Lazio 0-1 Sevilla (Europa League)
Villarreal 3-0 Sevilla
Huesca 2-1 Sevilla
We hope that Espanyol knows how to take advantage of these days of more rest and preparation against Sevilla, as well as the weak point of the Seville team being a visitor.