Sevilla FC vs Barcelona Preview

Sevilla FC vs Barcelona

Competition – Copa del Rey

Stadium – Wanda Metropolitano

Date: 21st April 2018

Kick-off time – 20:30 GMT

This season’s Copa del Rey final brings together the same teams who competed in the 2016 edition when Barcelona edged out the Seville-based side in Extra Time.

The Catalans are also looking to become the first team since the Athletico Bilbao team of the 1930s to win the cup four times in a row.

Barcelona are understandably favourites here and they would be taking their first step towards winning a domestic double with a win here as they are also closing in on the La Liga title.

However, their heavy loss to AS Roma in the Champions League has raised some doubts about how they can perform when Lionel Messi is not on the pitch or out of a game.

Sevilla on their path have been hot and cold and this is one of the major reasons why they have struggled in the La Liga this season with them lingering in seventh position and in real danger of missing out on Europe next term.

They are however, a team to fear on their day as Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Manchester United have found out this season.

Barcelona remain unbeaten in the La Liga this season, but their biggest test of the season came against Sevilla when they both met earlier this year.

Sevilla could have won the game by up to 6-0 as they outclassed and outplayed the Catalans for more than an hour, but failed to score more than twice and they paid the ultimate price when Lionel Messi came off the bench and inspired Barcelona to an unlikely comeback to end the game 2-2.

Sevilla’s performance in that game suggests that they will most likely score here again.

Barcelona have won seven of their last eight games against Sevilla including a 2-0 Extra Time win in the 2016 Copa del Rey final.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Sevilla FC

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
D Sevilla FC 2-2 Villarreal 14 Apr, 2018 Spanish Primera División
D Bayern Munich 0-0 Sevilla FC 11 Apr, 2018 UEFA Champions League
L Celta Vigo 4-0 Sevilla FC 7 Apr, 2018 Spanish Primera División
L Sevilla FC 1-2 Bayern Munich 3 Apr, 2018 UEFA Champions League
D Sevilla FC 2-2 Barcelona 31 Mar, 2018 Spanish Primera División

Barcelona

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Barcelona 2-1 Valencia 14 Apr, 2018 Spanish Primera División
L AS Roma 3-0 Barcelona 10 Apr, 2018 UEFA Champions League
W Barcelona 3-1 Leganes 7 Apr, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Barcelona 4-1 AS Roma 4 Apr, 2018 UEFA Champions League
D Sevilla FC 2-2 Barcelona 31 Mar, 2018 Spanish Primera División

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Sevilla FC 2-2 Barcelona 31 Mar, 2018 Spanish Primera División
Barcelona 2-1 Sevilla FC 4 Nov, 2017 Spanish Primera División
Barcelona 3-0 Sevilla FC 5 Apr, 2017 Spanish Primera División
Sevilla FC 1-2 Barcelona 6 Nov, 2016 Spanish Primera División
Barcelona 3-0 Sevilla FC 17 Aug, 2016 Spanish Super Cup

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