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Saturday January 20 2018
Preview: Espanyol-Sevilla

Espanyol and Sevilla will both be on a high from their Copa del Rey exploits when they lock horns in La Liga on Saturday.

Sevilla boss Vincenzo Montella on his side’s “biggest weapons”: “The most important game is always the next one.

“Saturday’s is very important because we need to pick up points and keep recovering. From Sunday, we’ll think about Atletico.

“Unity, humility, togetherness and our fans: they are Sevilla’s main weapons.”

Espanyol boss Quique Sanchez Flores on the ‘magic’ of beating Barcelona: “I count on morale boosts and the power of mind a lot.

“When managing a group of people, you have to manage emotions and get them all pulling towards the same objective.

“We’re having a magical time and it’s time to make the most of it.”

Espanyol (probable): Pau; Javi Lopez, Oscar Duarte, Hermoso, Vila; David Lopez; Darder, Victor Sanchez; Granero; Gerard, Baptistao

Injuries/suspensions: Aaron (S) Adrian Lopez (I)

Sevilla (probable): Sergio; Escudero, Lenglet, Mercado, Corchia; Pizarro, Banega, N’Zonzi; Joaquin Correa, Ben Yedder, Jesus Navas

Injuries/suspensions: Carrico, Pareja (I)

Referee: Undiano Mallenco

Form guide: Espanyol – 14th (D W W D L) Sevilla – 6th (L L L D L)

Previous meeting: Sevilla 1-1 Espanyol

Venue: Cornella-El Prat

Kick-off time: 12:00 GMT/13:00 local time

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