Total over 2.5
Total over 2.5
After losing 2-0 to Girona in their last match, Sevilla ended a streak of 4 straight wins in all leagues. Nevertheless, this is unlikely to affect the position of the team, which has practically guaranteed its participation in the Example for the next season.
The impressive work of the new coach Mendilibar helped the Biało-Czerwony to get out of a difficult situation. Under his leadership, Sevilla actively use counter-attacks, but it is very difficult to maintain such an energy-intensive style of play at the end of the season with accumulated fatigue. This is the biggest reason for deep rotation in every match.
Espanyol with 6 rounds before the end of the season found themselves in an unenviable situation, although it is fixable. Currently, the “parrots” are two points short of saving the 17th place in the table.
On matchday 28, the team also underwent changes in the position of head coach, but not as effectively as Sevilla. Under the new coach, the club suffered 3 defeats and 1 draw in the first 4 matchdays, but in the last match they cleverly took advantage of the crisis at Getafe (1-0). It is worth noting that in this game Luis Garcia switched his focus to more attacking football for the first time, which immediately paid off and helped create around 2.5 xg.
My guess is that Garcia will carry over the useful experience of the last game to this game and try again to be more productive in the last period. Against the backdrop of Sevilla’s continued deep rotations, I expect chaotic football with plenty of scoring opportunities.