SEVILLA FC (4th) vs. VALENCIA CF (8th)
La Liga’s 2019-20 campaign culminates this evening as Sevilla host Valencia.
Clinching a CL spot early was an aspect enjoyed due to our schedule ending with tough matches against La Real & Los Che. Valencia have made a habit of getting a result against Sevilla, even though they haven’t matched-up well against us recently. Our last victory came in the 16/17 season, with a 2-1 win, which had a certain Mr. El Haddadi score for the visitors within 3 minutes of coming on as a sub.
Our previous outing at Anoeta looked a bit tame. Lopetegui tried a traditional 4-2-3-1, putting 3 creative midfielders behind En-Nesyri, who was the only player with pace among our attackers. Lope has chosen a similar cast in midfield, as Banega is missing through suspension, and Fernando is out injured (bruised knee).
Despite having issues both on & off the field, Valencia have always made it a difficult game due to the quality in their squad. It will be a peculiar match for Dani Parejo, who has been heavily linked to Sevilla this week because of an impending clearout.
All’s well that ends well, and it would be great to cap off this season with a win. With 3rd place still in reach, Lopetegui’s squad still have a reason to play their best, in addition to the resumption of the Europa League. Will we finally do one over our rivals?