After a promising start to the season that saw Sevilla topple Real Madrid and manage to stay undefeated through 4 matches, things were looking good for the rojiblanco. But then things got a bit more…complicated with consecutive losses to Barcelona and then (perhaps more inexplicably) to newly promoted Celta. That game served to remind everyone that impressive showings against the big two don’t make your season, they just make your season incredibly frustrating when you drop points to lesser opponents.
Thankfully, though, an international break served to separate all of that suckitude from today’s match (and, one assumes, a glorious return to form for the rest of the season). We will be without Trochowski (knee) and Medel (bullshit or totally just red card depending upon which governing body you listen to) for the effort, but will otherwise be at full strength. Our opponents, Mallorca, are tied with us on points at 7th on the table, but more to the point a win would take Sevilla to a tie for 4th, suddenly making the start to the season seem, on the whole, not so bad. A loss would leave us in 8th and at the front of the pack of teams losing touch with European places.
With such a wide margin between success and failure, and playing at home, anything less than 3 points is unacceptable. Let’s go get those points!