Sevilla aim to stay in the title race at the expense of struggling Mallorca
Real Mallorca are a side short on points and confidence after going without a win in the league for nearly two months. By contrast Sevilla sit third in the league after beating title rivals Villarreal last weekend.
Mallorca coach Gregorio Manzano has come under pressure from fans in recent weeks and knows that anything other than a win could cost him his job.
Manzano is hoping for the fans backing against Sevilla and in a press conference yesterday asked for them to “leave their handkerchiefs and whistles behind”.
“Now we have to be calm and loyal and I don’t know what more to say to the fans. For us, Sunday is a final and we will be playing for three very important points.”
The visitors will be without striker Freddy Kanoute, who has a groin strain.
Sevilla won the corresponding fixture 2-3 last season.