With both sides still unbeaten after four La Liga rounds, something will have to give at Riazor, that is unless Depor and Sevilla share spoils to continue the good run.
Deportivo La Coruna officials faced a tough task of reinforcing the squad in off-season with very limited resources, after the team had ensured promotion to the elite division.
They, nonetheless, did a brilliant job, having signed no less than nine quality players, with most of them arriving on loan from top Portuguese clubs.
As a result, Depor enjoyed a very bright start to the season, beating Osasuna at home before recording three straight draws to climb to 8th place in the overall standings.
Having scored in every one of their four league games this season, Deportivo are 1.33 (1/3) with Stan James to continue the impressive run.
Midfielder Javier Camunas is available after overcoming a hamstring problem, but Rodolfo Bodipo is doubtful. Diogo Salomao and Laure have also resumed full training.
Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Aranzubia – Pablo, Aythami, Marchena, Evaldo – Dominguez, Aguiar – Bruno Gama, Pizzi, Camunas – Nelson Oliveira.
With the squad overcoming serious changes in the summer, Sevilla were not really expected to hit the ground running early on, but los Rojiblancos have surprised everyone with their impressive showings at the start of the season.
Michel’s side started the league campaign with home win over Getafe, before sharing spoils with Granada and Rayo Vallecano on the travels.
Jose Antonio Reyes and Diego Perotti have both resumed full training, meaning boss Michel will have fully fit squad to choose from, although neither of the two wingers is expected to start the Deportivo game.
In the absence of Jose Reyes, Piotr Trochowski has been deployed on the left wing, and he looks set to continue there, with Hedwiges Maduro occupying his place in the centre of the park.
Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): Palop – Cicinho, Botia, Spahic, Navarro – Maduro, Medel, Rakitic – Navas, Negredo, Trochowski.