SPA vs ESL Dream11 : Sevilla look to assert their top 4 aspirations today when the side take on Espanyol in gameweek 1 of La Liga 2019-20
For Espanyol, the bygone season of La Liga was a massively successful and rampantly unprecedented one. The side ended up finishing in seventh place, a position they’ll be looking to hang onto in the newest edition of the league as they look to reaffirm their credentials as a true top 10 side this time around.
Elsewhere for Sevilla, the campaign brings with it renewed ambitions of making massive strides in the ranks of La Liga and trying to finish inside the coveted top 4. They endured a sordid campaign in the previous edition of the league, ending in sixth place as their aspirations for a Champions League spot were dashed owing to their wavering form over the second part of the season.
And in a bid to overturn that horrendous form, the side embark into the new season with a slew of fresh names being roped into their side. Be it from their managerial position, seeing previous Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui take over the side to roping in a hoard of new signings, the club were engaged in a hectic transfer window in a bid to overhaul last season’s apathic display.
Probable Playing 11
- New signing, Luuk de Jong should start this encounter for Sevilla after the side acquired him from PSV Eindhoven.
Diego López, Fernando Calero, Adriá Pedrosa, Naldo, Lluis López Mármol, Wu Lei, Sergi Darder, Óscar Melendo, Javi López, Matias Vargas, Facundo Ferreyra
Tomás Vaclík, Daniel Carriço, Sergio Reguilón, Fernando, Jesús Navas, Joan Jordán, Franco Vázquez, Luuk de Jong, Munir El Haddadi, Jules Koundé, Lucas Ocampos
Match: Espanyol Vs Sevilla
Date And Time: 18th August, Sunday- 10:30pm IST
Venue: Cornella-El Prat, Barcelona
SPA vs ESL Dream 11 Predictions
Goal-Keeper for SPA vs ESL Dream11
With a cleansheet looking tough to envision in a match which promises to be a goals galore one, we have opted to go ahead with Sevilla’s Tomas Vaclík owing his ability to parry away shots with ease. The goal-keeper is going to play a quissential role for his side this campaign and we see him curtailing opponent’s attacking soirees with conviction.
Defenders for SPA vs ESL Dream11
While our aforementioned narrative of a cleansheet being extremely unlikely today, if any side are going to emerge with one, it should be Sevilla. The team are just the slightly more well-versed than these two when it comes to the defensive side of their gameplan and hold the edge in shutting down their opposition today.
Also what augurs well for our picks of fullbacks Sergio Reguilon and Daniel Carrico from the side is the fact that both these players are heavily immersed in their side’s attacking movements as well. The team play a formation where the fullbacks like the make the pitch wide and spread out in a bid to open up spaces in opposition’s defence and provide support to their wide attacking players.
From Espanyol we have opted for their rightback, Javi Lopez for this match.
Midfielders for SPA vs ESL Dream11
With four goals and seven assists for his side in the last edition of the league, Lucas Ocampos from Sevilla becomes the first player we opted for in this segment. He is a pivotal component of his side’s attacks, the fulcrum for them in their three man formation behind their striker and we see him delivering one of a goal or assist at the bare minimum today.
We have Marc Roca come in as well from the side while the indomitable Sergi Darder is our first pick from Espanyol after getting a haul of four goal and 2 assists the last time around. CDM Marc Roca is also picked up by us from the side as we choose a seamless blend of attack and defence from the side over here.
Strikers for SPA vs ESL Dream11
After scoring 28 goals and providing 6 assists over the course of the last season for PSV Eindhoven, Luuk de Jong became subject to a move to Sevilla who decided to make him their main man upfront the pitch. Munir El Haddadi partners him up for this fixture while from the opposition we have four goals and 1 assist man, Facundo Ferreyra enter our side after impressing in the closing stages of the league.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Luuk is our captain for today while Munir is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.