Skating in the Spanish Championship, Sevilla tries this Wednesday, February 7, to reach a vacancy in the decision of the 2017/2018 edition of the King’s Cup of Spain. In the stadium Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, will receive the Leganés in the return game of the semifinals. The game starts scheduled for 18:15 (Brasília time).
In the first confrontation there was a tie for 1 to 1. Thus, the winner of the second duel will advance to the final against the winner of the duel Valencia vs Barcelona. A goalless draw serves Sevilla. Equality for two or more tries is for Leganés. Repetition of the marker causes the accomplishment of an extension and, if need be, decision by penalties.
Sevilla’s recent performance
Sevilla was massacred by Eibar on Saturday, February 3rd. In game for the twenty-second round of the Spanish Championship, it took 5 to 1 in the opponent’s stadium. It was the second consecutive stumble in the tournament. Before, in their dominions, had tied with Girona by 1 to 1.
With this, it even has its classification for international tournaments, which has been a constant in the last seasons, threatened. With 33 points (ten wins, three draws and nine defeats), he occupies the sixth place, within the limit of the classification zone for the Europa League. Your tormentor on Saturday is watching the wave. Eibar, who are looking for an unprecedented place in the continental tournament, have only one point less.
The instability becomes even more serious on the eve of the resumption of the Champions League. In the Round of 16, Sevilla will face Manchester United. The first game of the duel is scheduled for February 21 in Seville.
Thus, guaranteeing the vacancy in the decision of the King’s Cup can guarantee a little more peace of mind to coach Vicenzo Montella. For this, you will have practically all the cast at your disposal. They should not only be able to play from defenders Daniel Carriço (three Spanish 2017/2018 games without a goal) and Sebastien Corchia (12 games, no goal), which are handed over to the medical department.
In the King’s Cup, Sevilla made their debut in the fourth round and went through Cartagena without much difficulty. It applied goals from 3 to 0 (away) and 4 to 0 (home). Then, passed through the Cadiz with victories by 2 to 0 (outside) and 2 to 1 (home). Its most expressive result, however, was obtained in the quarterfinals. He beat Atletico Madrid, runner-up of the Spanish League, with 2 to 1 (away) and 3 to 1 (home) wins.
The current form of Leganés
The Leganés had much greater difficulties to reach the semifinals, but promoted a historic zebra. In the quarterfinals, after losing at home to the mighty Real Madrid, by 1 to 0, managed to beat the rival in the stadium Santiago Bernabéu by 2 to 1 and achieved the classification thanks to the two goals scored as a visitor.
Before, he had already asserted the criterion of the goal qualified to survive. It defeated, in its dominions, Villarreal by 1 to 0 and assured the survival when losing by 2 to 1 in the rival’s stadium. His only quiet classification came in the debut matches in the tournament. He passed by Valladoilid winning outside (2 to 1) and home (1 to 0).
In the Spanish Championship, he is managing to stay in the First Division. On Sunday, February 4, scored another point to hold the 0-0 against Getafe at the home of the rival. He finished with 29 points (eight wins, five draws and eight losses). It is in the twelfth position with 12 points ahead compared to La Coruña, which opens the relegation zone.
For the duel of Wednesday, coach Asier Garitano has two doubts in the midfield. They are in injury treatment and will need further tests to know if Gabriel Gabriel (18 matches in the Spanish 2017/2018 Championship, five goals) and Argentine Alexander Szymanowski (13 matches, two goals) could be released. Also in the ward is the Argentine defender Mauro dos Santos (four games, no goal).
History of the bouts between Sevilla and Leganés
Sevilla were never defeated by Leganés. The series of matches between them is short, gathers only six games. It was three wins and three draws. In addition to the first leg of the semi-finals of the King’s Cup, in the current season they face each other in October for the first round of the Spanish Championship. Sevilla, home, scored 2-1.
Although they need at least one goal to secure the title of the King of Spain Cup, Leganés should not opt for a bold scheme. He will probably try to exploit the counterattacks and will only become more offensive if he concedes a goal or in the final minutes of the second half if the score goes 0-0. With the advantage of a goalless draw, Sevilla are unlikely to take big risks. Thus, draw is a good option for guess. Has a prize of 4.33 in Bet365. Victory of the constituents pays 1.33 and of the visitors yields 8.50 per invested real. Quotations in force at 15:24 on 5/2/3018.