Sevilla come into this game in a decent run of form, losing just 1 of their last 9 games, which was a shock 3-0 away loss to a second string Real Madrid side. Despite that loss, which was the 1st of 2017; they have now gone on to have a 4 match unbeaten run with 13 goals in those 4 games. They even took revenge against Real Madrid by beating them 2-1 and the offensive of Sevilla has really turned for the positive. They have relied on strong showings from Ben Yedder, Vitolo, Vasquez, Iborra, Sarabia and even their latest signing Jovetic. Sevilla are currently 2nd in the table with just 1 point behind Real Madrid, and will be looking to put pressure on them with a victory in this encounter. Sevilla’s games have averaged almost 3.53 goals per game, and that has maintained whether home or away; so I look for Sevilla to push on with their good goal scoring form and net a few tonight.
Espanyol have been an average team this season, sitting right in the mid-table but are in the midst of a terrible patch of form that has seen them win just 1 of their last 5 games. They turned around a good showing last weekend with a 3-1 victory over Granada and will want to build on the success earlier on in the season where they went on a 11 game unbeaten run between October and December. Espanyol have had a lot of shared scoring from across the field with the likes of Moreno, Piatti, Baptistao, Perez among the scorers who have chipped in for a large chunk of the 25 goals that they have netted this season. Espanyol have been leaky however, conceding goals in 7 out of their last 8 games; and with a strong offensive showing team in Sevilla coming to town; it will be an exciting affair.
These 2 sides have played out the most dramatic game seen so far this season with Sevilla winning 6-4 against Espanyol back in August; and one can expect a similar exciting game considering the current scoring form of both sides.