Sevilla will hope to make it two wins in two league games when they welcome Valencia to Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán this Tuesday for the tenth-round fixture of the 2022/23 La Liga season.
Venue: Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán (Sevilla)
Sevilla have kept just one La Liga clean sheet this season.
They have not won any of their last 16 La Liga games by 2+ goals.
The visitors are unbeaten under new manager Jorge Sampaoli (W1, D2).
Valencia have kept just one clean sheet in La Liga this season.
No club has inflicted a 2+ goal loss upon Valencia in 11 matches.
The hosts are currently on their best start to a La Liga season since 2018/19 (W
Head to head
Valencia are winless in their last six meetings with Sevilla (D2, L4).
Latest performances in all competitions
Sevilla finally got their first win under Jorge Sampaoli at the weekend when they beat Real Mallorca 1-0 at the Visit Mallorca Estadi in Palma de Mallorca.
The win was secured by a 53rd-minute goal by Nemanja Gudelj with their only shot on target and ensuring that they maintain their unbeaten start under former boss Sampaoli.
The Argentine coach assessed their first clean sheet of the La Liga season, which came in the aforementioned games as a potential turning point in what has been an unfamiliar campaign by saying that “building from fear is difficult.”
The former Marseille boss also stated that the “group (team) needed to calm down, and now the group will grow”. He will welcome Valencia to the Ramon Sanchez hoping that this game will serve as a potential turning point in what has been a bad season that has seen Europa-League-winning coach Julen Lopetegui sacked.
Possible Sevilla starting line-up
Yassine Bounou; Gonzalo Montiel, Teixeira Marcao, Nianzou Kouassi, Alex Telles; Ivan Rakitic, Nemanja Gudelj; Isco, Oliver Torres, Jesus Navas; Erik Lamela.
Injured: Karim Rekik, Jesus Corona
Valencia will look to win just their second away league game of the season when they travel to Sevilla.
The visitors are currently on their best start to a La Liga season since 2018/19, after picking up 14 points from nine games (W4, D2, L3).
They come into this tie sitting in seventh place with three points behind sixth-placed Athletic Bilbao.
Gennaro Gattuso has overcome an early wobble to lead his side to a four-game unbeaten run ahead of this game (W2, D2). However, their last outing in this run of games was a disappointing 2-2 draw with relegation contenders Elche.
After the game, Gattuso criticised his team for the profligacy in attack, stating: “there were four or five easy chances” which his side didn’t take.
Gattuso will hope that his side will take their opportunities as they come especially as they are not defensively solid yet. Los Che have kept just one La Liga clean sheet this season, and their leaky defence is not helping the team enjoy the full rewards of four straight hauls of at least two goals. To break their winless run against their hosts, they will have to be tighter at the back and take their chances in front of the goal when they come.
Possible Valencia starting line-up
Giorgi Mamardashvili; Thierry Correia, Gabriel Paulista, Eray Comart, Jose Gaya; Yunus Musah, Andre Almeida, Nico Gonzalaz; Justin Kluivert, Edinson Cavani, Samuel Lino.
Injured: Samuel Castillejo, Jaume Domenech
Sevilla 1-1 Valencia