Sevilla Aims for First Away Win at EspanyolPublished May 1, 2016 by Florin P
Splitting points, a real option when Espanyol and Sevilla square off (3:00 p.m UK Time).
Sevilla is one of the least predictable teams in the Spanish first division, with impressive performances at home and an abysmal track record on the road. It looks like no matter how weak the opponent, they are unable to win if they don’t have home pitch advantage. The theory will be put to the test once again when they travel to Barcelona to play against the second best team in town.
Espanyol Free from Relegation Worries
The home side is almost certain to play at least one more season in the Spanish first division, as they got a healthy advantage over relegation threatened team. Three victories in late February and early March proved to be vital for Espanyol, but they only managed to win a single match since that streak.
Luckily for them, their counter candidates suffered a complete meltdown and they also have a difficult schedule ahead. This means that the hosts can take it easy and do what they know best, split points both at home and on the road by defending frantically. It is also important for them that they take on a team that has other priorities and doesn’t care much about its performance on the road.
Sevilla Chases Another Europa League Trophy
It’s hard to believe that Sevilla will finish the regular season without winning a single match on the road, but they are less interested in avoiding this outcome. Under normal circumstances, they should be able to defeat Espanyol even without the support of the fans, but they won’t be chasing victory this weekend.
The second leg of the Europa League semifinals is just a couple of days away and the holders can’t afford to sustain any injuries ahead of this match. They travel to Barcelona with low expectations and that’s why punters should bet on fewer than 2.5 goals to be scored at even odds with bet365 Sports.