Sevilla and Las Palmas play this Thursday in the Cadiz town of La Línea (7:00 p.m., SFCTV, Play UD and TV Canaria), a match in which Pepe Mel is supposed to balance the minutes of his players, as he did yesterday to defeat Espanyol, when he had two completely different eleven in each half. Mujica, one of the yellow reinforcements, scored the winning goal (1-0) against a recently promoted to First Division.
Bético recognized, scorer and one of the best green-and-white coaches in history, Pepe Mel faces another kind of 'derby' against a rival in which he really also has quite a few friends. The Madrid coach had no luck against Sevilla: 13 games leading Betis, Rayo, Murcia, Tenerife and Deportivo de la Coruña, with only one victory, six draws and six defeats. Although that victory, a 1-2 with a free kick in the Pizjuán at the last moment, is well remembered by Heliópolis.
Sevilla are facing their second friendly match of the summer after beating Coventry City (0-4) in Pinatar, Murcia, at the end of their first concentration in Algorfa. Julen Lopetegui may decide today, by virtue of performance, What homegrown players travel to Lagos (Portugal) this Friday for a second stage.
Iván Romero, forward of the subsidiary, accumulated ballots to continue to gain confidence with a double against the English. Sevilla still cannot count on Papu Gómez, Acuña and Koundé, on vacation after their international commitments, and the Dutch Luuk de Jong, injured. Bryan Gil is in Japan with the Olympian but his immediate destination will be Tottenham, except for a capital surprise.