Pre-game in 10 stats: Sevilla-Celta

  • Sevilla has only won two of its last five matches against Celta in LaLiga (2 draws, 1 loss). Both wins were last season against the sky-blues whose manager was the current Sevilla trainer: Eduardo Berizzo.
  • The Vigo team has won in six of its last 11 visits to Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán in LaLiga (5 losses). In fact, Sevilla’s field is where Celta has collected the most points as a visiting team in First Division since the year 2000 (six).
  • Sevilla has not been defeated at home in LaLiga since November 6th, 2016 (it lost that day against Barcelona 1-2).
  • Celta has lost its last four matches in Andalucía in LaLiga; the last time it went on a five-game losing streak there was in 1976.
  • Berizzo will face his ex-team for the first time in his career. With the Argentinian on the bench, Celta reached two Copa del Rey semi-finals (2016 y 2017), and in the first of them was eliminated by Sevilla (4-0 in the first leg match at Sevilla and 2-2 at Balaidos in the second leg).
  • As for Juan Carlos Unzué, he will face for the first time as manager the team which he played against the most as a goalkeeper in First Division (222 matches).
  • Apart from Real Madrid and Barcelona, Sevilla (5710) and Celta (5668) are the teams which pass the ball the most this season.
  • Celta, alongside Real Madrid, is the team that has scored the most goals in the first half this season (14). Only Éibar has scored less goals (0) in the first half than Sevilla (2) this season.
  • Besides meeting up again with Berizzo and his training staff, Celta will see Krohn-Dehli and Nolito again, ex sky-blue players. On the other hand, Iago Aspas returns to his ex-team’s stadium once again, where he played one season.
  • This Saturday’s Sevilla-Celta match is going to be special for the Nordic fans. Up to 6 Scandinavian players could share the pitch: the Danish Krohn-Dehli and Kjaer on behalf of Sevilla, and their countrymen on Celta por  Wass, Hjulsager, Sisto, and Swede John Guidetti. If Celta player Emre Mor born in Denmark were available, he would have been listed by Unzué, being the 7th Nordic in the match.