Barcelona vs Sevilla: Preview and Predictions
Barcelona will be looking to make it three straight La Liga wins when they welcome Sevilla to Camp Nou on Sunday night.
The Catalans have had a tough start to the season, having lost twice in Spain’s top flight this season. They have also battled with injuries, especially their main man Lionel Messi. But things appear to be looking up for the Spanish champions following three straight wins in all competitions.
Against Inter in the Champions League, Barca were actually outplayed in the first half, and a goal from Lautaro Martinez in the early mins of the game was a superb one. But a double from Suarez in the second half earned them four points in their group.
With the top spot still very much attainable, Barcelona will fancy their chances against Sevilla. And the fact that Messi was able to complete 90 minutes against Inter during the week is a huge positive for Barca.
Sevilla have also been in European action this week, recording a 1-0 win over APOEL in their second Europa League group game on Thursday night. Sevilla have had Four wins, one draw and two defeats so far in league this season.
The last time Sevilla defeated Barcelona was in October 2015. They will be aiming to change this narrative when they make a trip to Camp Nou.
Barca will be without Jordi Alba (hamstring), Junior Firpo (muscular issue), Samuel Umtiti (foot injury) and Clement Lenglet suspended following his red card against Getafe last weekend..
Sevilla will be without Daniel Carrico.
Kick-off time 8pm
Barcelona have won their last 4 home matches against Sevilla
Sevilla have lost just one of their last 5 away matches
Cs: Barcelona 2 vs Sevilla 1
Tips: GG, over 8.5 corners