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  • April 3, 2011
  • • 18:00
  • • Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Sevilla
  • Referee: Ignacio Iglesias
  • • Attendance: 36000
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La Liga preview: Sevilla - Real Zaragoza

La Liga preview: Sevilla - Real Zaragoza


PROBABLE LINE-UPS

Sevilla: Varas; Escudé, Fazio, Alexis, Caceres; Navas, Rakitic, Medel,  Perotti; Negredo, Kanouté

Sevilla



Real Zaragoza: Doblas; Contini, Jarosik, Obradovic, Diogo; Gabi, Ponzio, Uche, Herrera, Bertolo; Jorge López

Zaragoza


DID YOU KNOW?
  
  • Zaragoza are now just a point clear of the bottom three, after 1-0 defeat at Mallorca before the international break.
  • The Aragons have only won one league away match this season (1-2 at Malaga).
  • Zaragoza scored only 28 goals this season, which is the third worst scoring record, held jointly by three teams.
  • They have scored only seven goals away from home and only three goals in their last seven away outings.
  • Edmilson is doubtful for Zaragoza.
  • Sevilla are unbeaten in their last 5 games. Sevilla have a better away record than a home record.
  • Also, Sevilla have scored at an average of 4 goals per game in their last 3 home meetings with Zaragoza.
  • Sevilla tend to leave it late when it comes to scoring goals. They have scored 19 goals out of 43 (almost 50%) in last 30 minutes.
  • Just 36% of the games refereed by Iglesias Villanueva this season have ended in home wins, fewer than any other referee
  • Arouna Kone is nearing a return for Sevilla but is unlikely to be risked following a long spell on the sidelines.

LAST MEETING

November 14, 2010: Real Zaragoza 1-2 Sevilla

The last time these sides met, it was a fairly tepid affair, with neither side creating many chances. Sevilla had been reduced to 10 men and they looked certain to drop points. However, Negredo scored just at the death, securing all 3 points for "Los Rojiblancos"

Players to watch

I. Rakitić

Position: Midfielder

Games: 0

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Ivan Rakitic has been a wonderful signing for Sevilla. His linkup play as well as defensive capabilities  have infused a new life in Sevilla. His mature and sensible style of play has made Sevilla much calmer and it can be clearly seen in the recent games against Valencia and Barcelona.

Doblas

Position: Goalkeeper

Games: 0

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Sevilla are in renaissance mode and last 3 times Zaragoza have visited Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, they have leaked goals left, right and centre. It will be up to their goalkeeper Doblas to salvage something out of this match. Expect him to work overtime to keep his side in the match.

Editor's Prediction

Zaragoza are a side who have shipped an average of four goals in their last three visits to this stadium and have won just one match on road this season. Combine this with Sevilla's excellent displays against Barcelona and Valencia, it difficult to see anything but a goal fest for the Andalusians.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Sevilla

Real Zaragoza

Wins
3
1
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Sevilla FC SEV
Sevilla FC Sevilla
Draw
Real Zaragoza ZAR
Real Zaragoza Real Zaragoza
77%
18%

Top 3 Predictions

Sevilla FC SEV
2 - 0
Real Zaragoza ZAR
Sevilla FC SEV
3 - 1
Real Zaragoza ZAR
Sevilla FC SEV
3 - 0
Real Zaragoza ZAR

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