Sevilla FC vs RCD Espanyol, in MD33 of the LaLiga Santander season. Kick-off at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán is at 19:30 CEST.
We head into this clash in midtable with 41 points, seven points clear of the drop zone and eight points off Europe. The visitors are second from bottom with 31 points, but are three points behind both Valencia and Getafe.
Last three at home to RCD Espanyol
We have taken seven points from Espanyol's last three visits to Nervión. Last season, despite being reduced to ten men, we ran out 2-0 winners with goals from En-Nesyri and Rafa Mir. The Catalan side did manage to pick up a point in February 2020, with Ocampos and Suso getting on the scoresheet in a 2-2 draw. In November 2018, a Mercado equaliser and an 89th minute winner from Ben Yedder secured a 2-1 comeback win.
There are just two changes to José Luis Mendilibar's squad, with Tecatito missing out due to illness and Matías Árbol replacing Alberto Flores as the third-choice keeper. As for the visitors, their only absentees are José Gragera (injury) and Martin Braithwaite (suspension).
Javier Alberola Rojas will take charge of this fixture, his first match with Sevilla this season. In total, we have eight wins, two draws and two defeats with the 31-year old official.