In-form Sevilla will plan to keep their aspirations of Champions League football next season on track when they travel to Levante on Tuesday night.
The visitors currently sit comfortably in fifth in the La Liga table just three points behind their closest rivals Valenica, who occupy the final Champions League position.
Unai Emery’s side are on an excellent run of form of late with their 2-0 win over Athletic Club on Saturday been their sixth consecutive victory in all competitions and their fourth consecutive in La Liga. It was honours even the last time these two met with the game finishing 1-1 at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium back in November.
Emery said: “Our dream is to play in the Champions League, our aim is to play in Europe.
“There are no easy games and although we are playing well, we must remain humble. We have to focus on our next game, which is Levante, and then on Barcelona.”
Levante are unfortunately falling on harder times currently sitting 14th in the table and just three points above the drop zone. They managed to grab a vital three points with a 4-1 win over Almeria at the weekend after two consecutive defeats to Real Madrid and Celta Vigo. Their recent home form has also been good with three victories in the last four at the Ciduad de Valencia stadium.
Alcaraz said: “Everything went well for us at Almerіa. We took advantage of that and made the most of our chances.”
Sevilla goalkeeper Beto signed a new two-year contract extension on Monday but will be out of this match as he continues to recover from an elbow injury and Sergio Rico is expected to replace him between the sticks. They will also be without Christopher and Beto Barbosa through injury and Banega who will be suspended. In-from Columbian striker Carlos Bacca is expected to start as he currently has 17 goals.
Levante Striker David Barral is almost guaranteed a start after his hat-trick in the win on Saturday. However they will be without Victor Camarasa through injury and defender Ivan Ramis who is suspended.