Leganes vs Sevilla preview

January 30, 2018
By: Nemanja Lazarevic

The shock win over mighty Real Madrid saw Leganes set up a Copa del Rey semi-final clash with Sevilla, where a place in the final will be up for grabs.

Los Rojiblancos are obviously considered the favourites to go through, but they cannot afford to take the next opposition as lightly as los Blancos did.

This has been a dream season for Leganes so far as the team are safely tucked away in La Liga mid table, while also impressing in the Spanish Cup.

Los Legionarios already boast an eleven-point advantage over the bottom three, with a game in hand, so it looks as though they will avoid the relegation tussle altogether.

Leganes produced an amazing comeback in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals, overturning a one-goal deficit from the first leg thanks to a 2-1 triumph at Santiago Bernabeu.

Los Legionarios managed to build on that result, defeating Espanyol 3-2 in La Liga and they now head to Sevilla game in excellent spirits.

Siovas and Ruben Perez are rated doubtful, while there are some doubts over the fitness of Nabil El Zhar and Javi Eraso as well.

Probable starting line-up (4-4-1-1): Cuellar – Zaldua, Mantovani, Siovas, Raul Garcia – El Zhar, Ruben Perez, Gabriel, Omar Ramos – Eraso – Beauvue.

Sevilla have experienced all sorts of problems this season, but los Rojiblancos still have time to make things right.

The team have begun to show some improvement under Vincenzo Montella, recording a double win over Atletico Madrid in Copa del Rey, while ending a three-match losing run in the league.

Sevilla’s three-match winning run on all fronts came to an end at the weekend as they were denied a victory against Getafe by conceding deep into injury time.

That result will serve as another reason for los Rojiblancos to try and defeat high-flying Levante on the road and they are priced at 6/4 to succeed in that quest.

Simon Kjaer, Sebastien Corchia and Daniel Carrico continue to miss out, whereas Nico Pareja is back in contention, but has yet to be handed much needed playing time.

Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Sergio Rico – Navas, Mercado, Lenglet, Escudero – N’Zonzi, Banega – Sarabia, Vazquez, Correa – Muriel.

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