Deportivo Alavés vs Sevilla FC, in MD2 of the 2023/24 LALIGA EA SPORTS season. Kick-off at Mendizorroza is scheduled for 19:00 CEST.
Both sides are yet to pick up points this season after defeats in MD1. Our hosts lost in Cádiz, while we were defeated at home by Valencia.
Recent visits to Mendizorroza
Our most recent meeting against the newly-promoted side was a 1-0 win in the Copa del Rey last season. As for the last three league visits, there was a goalless draw in March 2022, with Mendilibar in charge of our opponents. Suso scored the winner from distance and Bono saved a last-minute penalty to secure a 2-1 win in January 2021, while we won 1-0 in September 2019 thanks to a Jordán free kick.
José Luis Mendilibar has called up 24 players for the trip to Vitoria. Badé has travelled as the club await the results of the appeal against his red card. The squad is as follows: Dmitrovic, Nyland, Jesús Navas, Badé, Gudelj, Gattoni, Acuña, Pedrosa, Fernando, Sow, Jordán, Rakitic, Papu Gómez, Óliver Torres, Ocampos, Suso, Lamela, Tecatito, En-Nesyri, Rafa Mir, Matías, Juanlu, Kike Salas and Manu Bueno.
As for the hosts, Luis García Plaza has named this 22-man squad: Sivera, Gorosabel, Sedlar, Abqar, Guevara, Sylla, Blanco, Miguel, Rioja, Kike, Rafa Marín, Alkain, Guridi, Maras, Rebbach, Benavidez, Joseda, Javi López, Owono, Rodríguez and Ander Sánchez.
Cuadra Fernández will officiate this fixture, while Pulido Santana is on VAR duty.