Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(56) 51 Goals 34 (45)
(35) 32 Assists 17 (29)
(6.6) 7 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.6)
28.6 Average Age 30.5
181 Average Height (cm) 180.6
(1) 1.4 Shots pg 1.2 (0.9)
(52%) 55% Aerial Duel Success 49% (47%)
(0.7) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.6)
(1.9) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.7 (1.5)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in LIGA BBVA.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Piotr Trochowski Out 6.91
Diego Perotti Out 6.56
Cicinho Out 6.88
Andrés Palop Out 6.69
Hedwiges Maduro Out 6.33
Player Reason Status Rating
Aythami Out 6.98
Laure Out 6.88
Carlos Marchena Out 6.81
Manuel Pablo Out 6.96

Team News

  • Unai Emery said he didn't recognise his team as a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick took a resurgent Sevilla and dumped them to the ground, his side lacked a cutting-edge in the 4-1 defeat at the Bernabéu.
  • That spark might be provided by Ivan Rakitić as the Croatian returns to the starting eleven here, in place of the suspended Maduro.
  • Andrés Palop remains absent, so Beto will be between the sticks and hoping to fish the ball out if the back of the net less frequently this time around.
  • It's taken Domingos Pacienda just six games to get the impression that Deportivo can't be saved, the 3-0 home defeat to Granada was the end of his short tether.
  • Following his resignation former Celta coach Fernando Vasquez will take the reins, having previously been in football exile and working as a school teacher.
  • Carlos Marchena and Manuel Pablo are suspended, with Silvio and Kaká expected to deputise, while Abel Aguilar will certainly head straight back into the team

Prediction

  • Sevilla's form has been impressive recently, and providing there are no psychological scars from their trip to Madrid, normal business should be resumed.
  • The performance of Geoffrey Kondogbia was the one shining light for Los Rojiblancos, the 19 year-old midfielder is fast becoming an impressive player.
  • Losing by 3 goals to nil will never go down well with the fans. Deportivo's fans were vocal from the start of their dislike for the Portuguese manager and Vazquez will be hoping for a less hostile reception.
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