Both sides ended their three-match winning runs at the weekend and will see this game as an opportunity to return to the right track.
Sevilla largely struggled to find some consistency during the first part of the league campaign and they were certainly expected to do better on domestic stage after crashing out of Europe early on.
Los Rojiblancos did manage to find their form after the winter break, with the latest run of three straight victories acting as a major boost to their Champions League hopes.
Sevilla couldn’t keep the rich vein of form as they lost at San Mames at the weekend, and just three days later they are set to welcome very motivated Real Zaragoza side.
Even so, the hosts have got to be considered favourites at their Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan and no wonder Ladbrokes pays just 1.53 (8/15) on home win.
Freddy Kanoute, Jose Antonio Reyes, Diego Perotti, Tiberio Guarente and Juan Cala remain sidelined, but Piotr Trochowski and Coke return from suspension.
Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Palop – Coke, Fazio, Escude, Navarro – Rakitic, Medel – Jesus Navas, Manu, Trochowski – Negredo.
Not so long ago Real Zaragoza were sitting at rock bottom well adrift of safety and with almost no chances to escape the drop.
Nevertheless, los Manos showed massive improvement to record straight victories over Valencia, Atletico Madrid and Sporting Gijon, and thus kept their survival chances alive.
In spite of the heavy defeat to Barcelona, Zaragoza remained four points behind 17th-placed Villarreal, and given there are seven more games to go La Romareda outfit will have more than enough chances to close that gap.
The first opportunity to do so will be at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan and odds of 7.50 (13/2) offered by BetVictor on away win could be worth a shot.
Abraham Fenandez misses out through suspension, whereas Manolo Jimenez is expected to make a number of changes in order to keep all his players fresh for the season finale.
Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Roberto – Alvarez, Da Silva, Paredes, Obradovic – Apono, Dujmovic – Luis Garcia, Zuculini, Lanzaro – Aranda.