Date and Time: 20th February 2022 @6:30 PM IST
Venue: Cornellà-El Prat
Espanyol vs Sevilla, where to watch?
Espanyol vs Sevilla Team News:
Nico Melamed and Manu Morlanes were sent off for Espanyol in their match against Barcelona last weekend, and the two, who were both substitutes in that match, are eligible for selection in this match. The Catalan club, on the other hand, did not suffer any injuries to their starting lineup in the derby, so it would not be surprising to see the same set of players on the field for the opening kickoff here.
It has already been established that De Tomas is having a strong season and will continue to be the driving force behind the attack, with Javi Puado and Tonny Vilhena expected to assist from wide positions.
When it comes to Sevilla, Marcos Acuna will be absent due to a one-match ban. Other players who will be absent include Karim Rekik, Jesus Corona, Gonzalo Montiel, Suso, and Erik Lamela who will be out due to injury. Jesus Navas, on the other hand, made his comeback from injury against Dinamo, and the 36-year-old might now be back in the starting lineup, with Jules Kounde moving into the centre-back position as a result of Rekik’s injury.
It seems like Rafa Mir and Youssef En-Nesyri will be fighting it out to be the attacking leader, with the latter may be receiving the nod. Anthony Martial will start after scoring his first goal for the club in the Europa League on Thursday.
Espanyol vs Sevilla Probable Playing XI:
Espanyol possible starting lineup:
D Lopez; Vidal, Gomez, Cabrera, Pedrosa; Bare; Puado, Herrera, Darder, Vilhena; De Tomas
Sevilla possible starting lineup:
Bounou; Navas, Carlos, Kounde, Augustinsson; Rakitic, Fernando, Jordan; Ocampos, En-Nesyri, Martial
Espanyol vs Sevilla Betting Predictions:
Match Betting: Espanyol win (3.40)
Sevilla win (2.25)
The One-Liner Explainer:
Because Sevilla will likely be seven points adrift of the leaders by the time the game kicks off, we believe the visitors will come away with all three points courtesy of a narrow victory, with Martial potentially scoring in his second and third matches for his new club.