Sevilla didn’t play in the previous round, as the match against Atlético Madrid was postponed due to bad weather conditions and moved to a new date. It remains the only team without a point in the league, counting “three out of three” defeats. In their most recent game, they were defeated by Girona 2-1 at home, spreading discomfort among their demanding crowd. The pressure is on coach Mendilibar, who said his team will show a better face this Sunday than in previous matches. He considered the national team break good for the team, while some transfers were also made, strengthening the roster with Sergio Ramos, Mariano Diaz, and Soumare.
Las Palmas is also in a bad situation. They were defeated by Girona 1-0 away from home and completed four consecutive games without a win (0-2-2). A strange incident happened on the team’s trip to Andalusia, due to a miscommunication, 15 players and 2 physios missed the flight with the rest of the team, taking the next plane. Due to injury, Dutch left back Daley Sinkgraven (2/0) is out of the team.
Sevilla is expected to bounce back from their poor run by hosting Las Palmas, who are noticeably weakened away from home and I think that they must win in order to welcome Lens in a good mood in the Champions League opener.