Sevilla vs Espanyol – Primera Division.
Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Sevilla – 20 August 2016, 21:15.
Match Preview and Betting Tips.
Sevilla will open the new season against Espanyol. The team from Andalusia will be looking to play much more significant role in Spanish Primera Division this season as they failed to reach the European places last season. However, they did manage to win their most favorite competition UEFA Europa League beating Liverpool in the final in Basel after a second half comeback thanks to goals from Gameiro and Coke’s brace.
Head coach Jorge Sampaoli will not be able to count on services of Escudero, Krohn-Dehli, Rami and Soria for the opening match of the season. The team traded a lot during the last transfer window. They sold Llorente to Swansea, Coke to Schalke, Gameiro to Atletico, Immobile to Lazio and Krychowiak to PSG, while Banega went for free to Inter. The most significant signings for the new season are Mercado from River Plate, Ben Yedder who was the one of the top goalscorers in Ligue 1 last season, Vietto from Atletico Madrid and Ganso from Sao Paulo. It’s hard to say if the team is now stronger than they were last season. They narrowly lost UEFA Super Cup final to Real Madrid after conceding a goal late in the stoppage time from Sergio Ramos to force the match into extra time where Dani Carvajal scored the winning goal for Champions League winners one minute from the final whistle. Vazquez and Konoplyanka scored for Sevilla in that match. The team lost 5 – 0 on aggregate to Barcelona in Spanish Super Cup final.
Espanyol on the other side signed some very interesting players this summer such as J.A. Reyes from Sevilla, Piatti from Valencia, Jimenez from Olympiakos and Leo Baptistao from Atletico Madrid. Baptistao and Reyes are injured and will not be able to participate against Sevilla. Team looked very solid in the preseason beating Everton with 1 – 0 and playing draws with Southampton and Juventus.
We are in for a very exciting start of the season in Primera Division as the match at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan is expected to offer an open game with lots of goal scoring opportunities and goals on both sides. Both teams have the capacity of ending the season in the top part of the table and both teams to score is a very realistic betting option you can take here.
Sevilla vs Espanyol Betting Tips:
Both teams to score YES 3/4 – Get best odds here.
Over 2.5 goals 3/4 – Get best odds here.
Correct score 2 – 1 7/1 – Get best odds here.