Sevilla wasted little time in appointing a new manager following the conclusion of the 2018-29 La Liga season, with former Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui stepping into the hot seat at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
Despite a difficult 12 months, in which Lopetegui controversially left his post as head coach of the Spanish national team – to take up the post with Los Blancos – which ended poorly, after just three months, he is hopeful of resurrecting his career in Andalucia.
Caretaker boss Jaoquin Caparros’ strong end of season run secured Europa League football for the incoming Lopetegui, but there is still work to be done at the club.
There is much to love about Sevilla’s 27-year-old Spanish midfielder, Pablo Sarabia.
Signed from Getafe in 2016 for just €1 million, Sarabia has turned out to be quite the bargain for Joaquin Caparros’ side.
Sarabia can play out wide or through the centre in an attacking-midfield role and is the almost-perfect playmaker to have to create chances for the likes of Wissam Ben Yedder and Quincy Promes.
The left-footer worked well in midfield all season alongside Ever Banega and co as he helped Sevilla to a sixth-place finish in LaLiga and qualification for the Europa League in 2019/20. Continue reading →
Sevilla bounced back well from their 1-0 home defeat to Valencia at the end of March. Since then, they have won two La Liga games in a row, with both games finishing 2-0.
Joaquin Caparros’ men are 5th in La Liga, just one point behind Getafe and a coveted spot in the top four. Three points behind Sevilla are Valencia, the team who beat them on March 31st.
Valencia followed up that win at Sevilla with an impressive 2-1 home victory against Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid. However, they lost 2-0 at Rayo Vallecano on Saturday in a surprise result. Continue reading →
Sevilla are at real risk missing out on a Champions League spot as their struggles in front of goal in La Liga in 2019 continue.
Pablo Machin’s side had been the front runner to clinch fourth place, behind Spain’s Big Three, however they have lost ground in recent weeks – with in form Getafe overtaking them last weekend.
The team from South Madrid are now two points clear of Machin’s side in the race for fourth place, with the Andalusian club in need of a reaction in the coming weeks if they are to return to Champions League football, after missing out in 2018-19.
As we gear up for another action-packed weekend in La Liga, I take you through my suggestions for the top fantasy football picks in Spanish football.
In the defensive third this weekend, it’s difficult to look past Athletic Bilbao players as the team from the Basque Country have kept two clean sheets in a row and three in their last four league games, including a 0-0 draw at home to the mighty Barcelona.
Not only that, but Bilbao are at home to Eibar who have only won one away game all season while only scoring nine goals on their travels in La Liga.
Goalkeeper – Iago Herrerin (Athletic Bilbao) – 5.0 million
In goals, I’ve opted for Bilbao’s Iago Herrerin as it’s very possible another clean sheet is on the cards for his side. Herrerin is currently valued at 5.0 million and has a total of 40 points so far.