Safe to say, it’s not been the start to the season Sevilla dreamt of, leaving Julen Lopetegui fighting for his job.
On Tuesday night, los Nervionenses were easily beaten 4-0 by Manchester City in their Champions League opener and, in truth, they were lucky it wasn’t worse.
More alarming is the fact that los Hispalenses have just one point on the board after four La Liga games.
Sevilla were dismantled 3-0 by Barcelona a week ago, following defeats at Osasuna and Almería, needing a late goal to rescue a draw against Real Valladolid in-between.
If Sevilla were to lose this one too, Lopetegui might no longer be the Head Coach for Tuesday’s trip to Copenhagen.
Espanyol meanwhile will be buoyant having won for the first time this season last Sunday.
Martin Braithwaite, on debut, bagging the winner against Athletic Club at San Mamés.
Blanquiazules had lost back-to-back games beforehand, but Diego Martinez’s side will feel they have a great chance of winning this one.
Will it be an afternoon of celebration for the home fans at RCDE Stadium?