Sevilla FC: The first step towards the new reality

Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán will witness a direct duel to maintain the gold category of Spanish football. Sevilla FC and UD Almería will measure forces on the twenty-fifth day of LaLiga. Jorge Sampaoli’s men breathed in Europe against Fenerbahçe, but the dynamics in league competition has completely declined. They will look for a way to get back on the victory train. On the other hand, the visitors arrive in a situation similar to that of the Nervionenses, sunk in the qualifying table and with doubts regarding results and play in recent dates. The clash will begin on Sunday March 12 at 16:15. It can be followed through DAZN or SFC Radio (91.6)

This is how Sevilla FC and UD Almería arrive

The Sevilla team arrives at the match against UD Almería in a situation of extreme crisis. After Valencia CF’s recent victory against CA Osasuna (1-0), Sevilla FC occupies the penultimate position in the ranking with 25 points, level with their rival from matchday twenty-fifth. After many weeks, again in decline. In addition, Jorge Sampaoli’s men are not going through a good moment in football either. A good second half saved the ballot for the European stake against Fenerbahçe, among the fans the win in Madrid still stings or how they fell at home against Osasuna. What’s more, the entity from Seville hasn’t won in LaLiga for four dates. He has an ideal opportunity ahead to rediscover victory.

The rival team is not visiting Seville full of tranquility or joy. In fact, UD Almería is the team that, together with Elche, completes the relegation zone to the second division with Sevilla FC. Rubi’s men also have 25 points and their results in recent weeks make the team little more than unpredictable. These come from losing at home 0-2 against Villarreal CF or receiving a bag of goals (6-2) in Montilivi. However, they were also able to sink their teeth into FC Barcelona in the Power Horse thanks to a great job.

News and absences in both teams

Sevilla FC faces Sunday’s challenge with a couple of exciting “signings” in their squad. Jorge Sampaoli’s men recover the one who until his injury was being the main banner of the defense, Löic Badé. Besides, Tecatito Corona returns after many months to a list with the aim that it enters into dynamics and can help his people as soon as possible. However, not everything is happiness in this section. Fernando will serve half of his sanction and Pape Gueye, for which he claimed up to two times, will not be part of the game either. Gonzalo Montiel, who saw the fifth yellow at the Civitas Metropolitano, will not be able to be present either. In terms of homegrown presence, Alberto Flores and Manu Bueno stand out.

As far as UD Almería is concerned, their absences for the clash will be César de la Hoz, who will complete a cycle of yellow cards and, quite possibly, Gonzalo Melero will not be there either, who underwent an MRI during the week due to discomfort in his knee and the feeling is that he could miss not only this crash, but some more. On the positive side, Fernando will be back with the group just like Akieme, who has already left behind the virus that prevented him from playing against Villarreal.

“We expect a control match. This squad needs the game as its main argument»

Jorge Sampaoli spoke to the media at the press conference prior to the clash against UD Almería and the Argentine stressed that the second half against Fenerbahçe is the line to follow: “The team is expecting to return to a game like the second part on Thursday. It is the way to go. We return to play at home with a direct rival. We are going to need play and solidity.”

Sevilla FC-UD Almería referee

The main referee in charge of directing this Andalusian derby corresponding to matchday 25 of LaLiga will be Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea, accompanied by Mateu Lahoz in the VAR room. The Basque has led the Seville entity on a total of 18 occasions, with a record of eight wins, three draws and seven losses. As far as the people from Almeria are concerned, he has led them five times, with a record of two wins, two draws and one loss.

possible elevens

Jorge Sampaoli has reached a point where he should not experiment and has to put everything on the grill to try to get the three points. With the casualties and absence already reviewed, the starting eleven for which the Argentine will bet may be the following: Bono will be back under the sticks. Line of four for navas, badé, nianzou and acuña. In the engine room, Gudelj as a pivot, flanked by Óliver and Jordán. Up and for the goal, Bryan, Suso and En-Nesyri.

Sevilla FC: Bonus; Navas, Badé, Nianzou and Acuña; Gudej, Jordan and Oliver; Suso, Bryan and En-Nesyri

Rubi is characterized, among many things, for being a chameleon technician and providing his teams with a certain variety in drawing. On this occasion, it is possible that the Almería team will come out with: Fernando under sticks. Back four line with Chumi, Ely, Babic and Akieme. Double pivot for Samu Costa and Robertone. On the sides, Embarba and Baptistao. Up front, Luis Suárez and El Bilal Touré.

UD Almeria: Fernando; Chumi, Ely, Babic, Akieme; Embarba, Robertone, Samu Costa and Baptistao; Luis Suarez and El Bilal

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