On Wednesday evening in Valencia, at 19:00 CEST, Sevilla FC will face Levante UD in Matchday 32 of the LaLiga season. With just seven games left and 21 points to play for, the Nervionenses will look to continue their very strong league form with a win on the east coast. This is also a first midweek match for over a month, and the third consecutive away match in the league, after visiting Vigo and San Sebastián last week.
Sevilla FC head into the match at the Ciutat de Valencia Stadium in perfect shape. Julen Lopetegui's side reached 64 points with a victory at the Reale Arena on Sunday, which puts them fifteen points clear of fifth-placed Villarreal CF, the closest challengers for a top-four finish and Champions League football next season. The visitors tonight have also taken sixteen points from a possible 18, equating to five wins and a draw in their last six matches. The only draw came at Valladolid, where Bono equalised at the death.
Sevilla FC have won five and drawn one of their last six LaLiga matches
As for the hosts, Levante UD are going into this clash in ninth place in the LaLiga table, a comfortable midtable standing as the season draws to a close. They are eleven points clear of the relegation zone, but they also lie ten points off the European places. It's a second straight home match for Paco López's side, however, they will be looking to bounce back from a heavy defeat against local rivals Villarreal CF, who won 5-1 against tonight's opponents. Levante have taken six points from their last six games, with two wins and four defeats.
Julen Lopetegui, Sevilla FC coach, has named a 23-man travelling squad for the encounter. Sergio Escudero is back in the squad after recovering from COVID-19. In yesterday's pre-match press conference, Lopetegui stated that Levante "have always given us problems", and also spoke about their recent defeat against Villarreal, noting that "they had chances to equalise and then the game would have opened up".
The Matchday 32 fixture will be played on Wednesday 21st April at the Ciutat de Valencia Stadium, with kick off scheduled for 19:00 CEST. Pizarro Gómez, from Madrid, will officiate the clash, while González González is on VAR duty.