Preview: Sevilla FC vs RCD Mallorca


The Blanquirrojos go into the match six points clear of Villarreal, while Mallorca can move closer to safety
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It is time for Sevilla FC's third match of the week. After beating Eibar in Nervión on Monday, and just 72 hours after the stunning win at San Mamés on Thursday, the Nervionenses will host RCD Mallorca in LaLiga Matchday 36 as they look to win a fourth consecutive match and pick up three points in the race for Champions League qualification, needing just four points to mathematically seal their place in next season's tournament.

Julen Lopetegui's squad go into tonight's game against the Balearic side in fourth place with 63 pointsand a six-point advantage, with just nine points left to play forover Villarreal CF in fifth place. Sevilla are in red-hot form, after winning their last three matches, and they are undefeated in twelve league matches14 in all competitions. They have 16 points from a possible 24 since the restart

Sevilla FC have taken 16 points from 24 since the restart and have won their last three matches

RCD Mallorca come into this match in good spirits as they look to avoid relegation. They are in eighteenth place, and have 32 points after beating Levante UD in their last match. They are just three points behind Deportivo Alavés, and four behind RC Celta, who lost away at Osasuna yesterday, so a win for the Mallorcans is vital. They have picked up seven points in the eight matches since the league resumed.

Julen Lopetegui is fully aware of the threat that Mallorca pose, and warned in his pre-match press conference that "they will come with a lot of energy because they have found themselves with a real possibility of survival". The only notable injury for either side tonight is Tomas Vaclík, who sprained his knee against SD Eibar on Monday night.

The match will kick off on Sunday 12th July at 22:00 at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, and will be refereed by Cordero Vega from Cantabria. Hernández Hernández will assist him as the VAR official.