Deportivo La Coruna will be looking for back-to-back wins as they host Europe chasing Sevilla on Tuesday evening at the Riazor.
Tuesday 17th April 2018 / Kick-off at 18:30 UK / Riazor
A win for Clarence Seedorf’s side would seal their second win in as many games, but they do face Vincenzo Montella’s side, who are chasing the European places.
The Andalusian visitors were eliminated from the Champions League last week, and will have one eye on the Copa del Rey final on Saturday – but should they lose on Tuesday night, then their chances of European qualification will prove tricky.
Sevilla are now without a win since their shock victory at Old Trafford in the Champions League two weeks ago; form – which has been all to frequent under Montella.
A poor start to life in Galicia for former Real Madrid player Seedorf – Depor have been slowly improving and it is the Dutchman’s patience which has payed off.
Guilherme returns from suspension in midfield. Top scorer Adrian Lopez has a slight knock but is still expected to start.
Striker Wissam Ben Yedder is suspended so Luis Muriel should lead the line. Centre-back Simon Kjaer is a doubt for Sevilla who may rotate again with the Copa del Rey final in mind.
Depor: Ruben, Juanfran, Schar, Albentosa, Luisinho, Celso Borges, Mosquera, Emre Colak, Adrian Lopez, Lucas Perez,
Sevilla: David Soria, Jesus Navas, Lenglet, Mercado, Escudero, Vazquez, N’Zonzi, Banega, Sarabia, Muriel, Nolito
Expect a win for the home side here. The pressure which Montella is now facing as Sevilla boss is unbearable and he will have one eye firmly focused on the Copa del Rey final against Barcelona at the weekend. Clarence Seedorf’s men may not stay up this season, but they are not going to go down without a fight. 2-1