Sunday, December 15th, 2019
1230 EST / 1830 CET / 430 AEST
If you compared the striking departments of both Sevilla & Villarreal, it’s shocking to see that both respective teams sit in 3rd & 13th. While Sevilla’s De Jong & Chicharito only account for 3 goals, Villarreal’s marksmen, Moreno & Ekambi, combine for 13. Numbers can be funny.
A bad run of results is the main reason why Villarreal sit so low in the standings. They have gone 6 matches without a victory, and their only wins on the road came against bottom dwellers Espanyol & Leganés.
Nolito misses his 2nd straight game through injury, while Ocampos will complete the 3rd and final game of his suspension. Gómez, Pozo & Bryan have been dropped.
Projected XI: Vaclík; Navas, Carriço, Carlos, Reguilón; Fernando, Jordán, Banega; Vázquez, De Jong, Munir.
This will be a return to the RSP for ex-players Carlos Bacca & Vicente Iborra, who comes back for the first time since leaving us in 2017. Our ex-captain scored a hat-trick around this time 3 years ago away to Celta. Let’s hope he doesn’t find that kind of form today.
Sevilla’s attack was left begging midweek in the dead rubber in Cyprus. Although the result meant nothing, seeing no goals among the attackers was a bit alarming. It’s become an undesirable trend which has Lopetegui trying to find the right blend between midfield & attack. Will Julen stick to the same tactics, or try a different approach to enforce a change?
¡Vamos mi Sevilla!