Sevilla hosts Espanyol in the first round match of Spanish LaLiga. The home team qualified for Champions League football thanks to a fourth place finish, and they were comfortably the fourth best team in the league last season. They have changed manager and brought in some good players, so are looking very strong heading into this new campaign. On the other side, Espanyol managed an 8th place finish last season, with their major strength being defensive, as they had the third best-expected goals against total. The team does not have a great moment of the season, since it has not won for three matches, having scored only one goal in that period. Both teams have welcomed many new players during the transfer window in order to reinforce their defences. Since this is an opener, both sides will be cautious and a tight game with few goals is expected.
Head To Head Stats:
|29.01.17||LL||Espanyol||Sevilla||3 : 1|
|20.08.16||LL||Sevilla||Espanyol||6 : 4|
|01.05.16||LL||Espanyol||Sevilla||1 : 0|
|30.12.15||LL||Sevilla||Espanyol||2 : 0|
|01.02.15||LL||Sevilla||Espanyol||3 : 2|