Sevilla returns from winter break looking slightly different than when they left, although perhaps not in the way some might have predicted. The return of La Liga sees the arrival of 22-year-old Miroslav Stevanovic to Nervión, the ongoing presence of Michel on the bench, and despite several rumors suggesting he would be on his way, Negredo’s ongoing role as a member of the team and in today’s squad list. Of course, the January transfer window is far from closed, and any number of departures could be on the agenda.
There probably won’t be any changes to the lineup before today’s match, though, so we turn our focus to Osasuna’s visit to the RSP on the last matchday of the first half of the season. While this season hasn’t been at all what Sevilla had hoped, it’s likely Osasuna has found this season a touch more disastrous. With only three wins to their name, and sitting snugly in the relegation zone, a home match with Osasuna could either be exactly what Sevilla needs to shake off a dismal 2012, or the kind of weak but desperate team that made 2012 so dismal for our heroes. Tune in to see which it’ll be as Sevilla tries to turn their fortunes around and maybe even manage to break into the top half of the table. (Hey, a fan can dream, right?)