Sevilla FC vs Barcelona
Competition – Spanish Primera
Stadium – Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan
Date: 23rd February 2019
Kick-off time – 15:15 GMT
Barcelona will look to keep their place at the top of La Liga table when they visit Sevilla for this game, but it should be a very tough game for the Blaugranas who seem to be struggling somewhat.
Barcelona have won just one of their last five games in all competitions and that one win was a narrow 1-0 victory over Real Valladolid last weekend.
They were held to a goalless draw by Lyon midweek and were beaten 2-0 in the Copa del Rey the last time they visited this stadium, so this isn’t the easiest of matches to predict.
Much of Sevilla’s success this season has come at home.
They have suffered just two losses there all season, however, they have struggled for form since they were beaten 6-1 by Barcelona in the Spanish Cup.
Their last competitive fixture was on Thursday and they delivered a masterclass to beat SS Lazio 2-0 and progress to the Europa League last 16 3-0 on aggregate.
That win over the Italians would have boosted their morale ahead of this game and it will interesting to see if they can upset Barca and get pay back for their elimination from the Copa del Rey.
Bookmakers have priced Barcelona up as favourites to come out on top in this game however the odds are close and Sevilla will certainly have their followers.
Goal markets point to a lively game as over 2.5 goals is currently trading odds-on while Lionel Messi is clear favourite to open the scoring.
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