Barca and Sevilla meet on Sunday night at Camp Nou. Blaugrana is after the title, the first one in a while, and the way things stand, Xavi and the boys have a nice opportunity to fulfill their objective. Right now, Barca has five points more than the biggest rivals, Real Madrid, who are showing signs of slowing down over the past few weeks. Sevilla is in problems, near the bottom of the standings, but improving over the last few events.
Barcelona (-330) didn’t lose in the past 13 games across all the competitions, winning all but one event. During that stretch. Blaugrana won the Spanish Super Cup, trashing Real Madrid in the finals 3-0, which is a massive morale boost for this crew.
What we need to emphasize about their performances is a very strong and reliable defense. Barcelona didn’t allow a single goal in the most recent four clashes, and even though the opponents weren’t top-caliber units, it still needs to be respected.
Barca is the best host in La Liga, with them winning seven of nine contests at Camp Nou, with two ties, just one conceded goal and 19 scored. They aren’t playing as flamboyantly as before, but are effective.
Sevilla (+700) won back-to-back La Liga events, in between losing to Osasuna in Copa del Rey. But the Cup competition isn’t too big of a concern for Rojoblancos, who are fighting for their La Liga status.
Since the World Cup ended, Sevilla became much better, losing two of nine games in all competitions. Three wins were in Copa del Rey, along with that loss in Osasuna, and regarding La Liga, the record is three triumphs, one tie and one defeat.
Though Sevilla is rather poor on the road, not winning a single game since mid-October. Rojoblancos’ overall record away from home is nine games, two wins, three ties, and four losses, 11-14 goals difference.
Ousmane Dembele is the only player who won’t be available for this event. The Frenchman again has an issue with his muscle.
Goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic is out, the same as Jesus Corona. Alex Telles and Teixeira Marcao are both questionable, but according to the most recent info from the team, their chances of appearing against Barca are pretty low.
Head to Head Games
The season’s first meeting saw Barcelona dismantling Sevilla at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, 0-3. Raphinha, Lewandowski and Eric Garcia were the scorers in this one. Barcelona didn’t lose in the past five encounters against Sevilla, winning four and posting one tie.
When it comes to games at Camp Nou, Barcelona is extremely dominant, triumphing in nine of the most recent 10 clashes.
Barcelona is chasing the title, and it would be foolish to bet on anything other than their victory. Especially when we see Barca’s record at home against Sevilla and their respective home and away records this season. Barcelona is ruthless in Catalonia, while Sevilla delivered more or less mediocre performances on the road. The odds on Barca’s victory are -330, and even though this isn’t some big profit, the risk is pretty low.
Pick: Barcelona wins -330
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