We bring you the latest form and team news from Espanyol and Sevilla:
Espanyol’s best days seem to be behind the club, as they have not shown much promise in recent seasons. After winning the promotion back to La Liga, they haven’t had it easy in the league. The last time they won a league match was in December, suffering a series of draws and defeats since then.
In 24 league games, Espanyol have 7 wins, 7 draws, and 10 losses. They sit in 13th position, 8 points away from safety, and are likely to drop further down with Elche and Mallorca breathing down their necks. They have scored 29 league goals and conceded 34, with Raul de Tomas leading the line for them with 13 goals and 3 assists.
For team news, Espanyol have no player unavailable with injury, but Manu Morales and Melamed Nico are suspended after they both received red cards in their last outing against Barca.
No one tipped them to be strong in the title race, but Sevilla are flying presently, second on the table and 4 points behind Real Madrid. They have 2 wins, and 3 draws in their last 5 league games and have not lost any game for 10 straight matches now— 6 wins and 4 draws.
In 24 rounds of games so far, Sevilla has 14 wins, 8 draws, and 2 losses, scoring 36 goals and conceding the lowest tally in the league–16 goals. Rafa Mir is Sevilla’s leading goal scorer with 7 goals contributions.
For their team news, Sevilla have some players injured, including Erik Lamela, Jesus Navas, Lucas Ocampos, Suso, Montiel Gonzalo, and Jordan Joan are out with injuries and suspensions.