Barcelona vs Sevilla: Preview, Predictions, Betting Tips – Spanish Super Cup

Barcelona vs Sevilla
Spanish Super Cup – Second Leg.
Date: Wednesday, 17 August, 2016
Kick-Off: 21:00 UK,
Venue: Camp Nou (Barcelona).

Barcelona have a two goal lead to defend when they welcome Sevilla for the second leg of Spanish Super Cup Final on Wednesday evening.

The Andalusians managed to hold-off a star studded Barcelona until the first 45 minutes. Some brilliant build-up play in the second half set Luis Suarez in the 54th minute to break the dead lock. Munir El Haddadi then complete the scoring for the Blaugrana with a fine finish in the 81st minute.

Barcelona: Team News

  • Luis Enrique will be without the injured Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Andres Iniesta and Jeremy Mathieu for the second leg of the Super Cup final against Sevilla.
  • While Neymar and Rafina are with the Brazil Olympics squad at the Rio Olympics.
  • Jordi Alba is a doubt and Lucas Digne could make the debut since making is switch from Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

Barcelona: Expected Starting Line-up (4-3-3)

Bravo – Digne, Mascherano, Pique, Roberto – Rakitic, Busquests, Dennis Suarez – Turan, Messi, Suarez.

Sevilla: Team News

  • David Soria, Benoit Tremoulinas and Michael Krohn-Dehli are injured and will miss the trip to Barcelona.
  • Gabriel Mercado is likely to retain his place at the center back after an impressive debut in the first leg.
  • Steven N’Zonzi is back from suspension and he could partner Matías Kranevitter in the holding midfield role.

Sevilla: Expected Starting Line-up (4-3-3)

Rico – Escudero, Rami, Mercado, Mariano – Kiyotake, N’Zonzi, Kranevitter – Konoplyanka, Vitolo, Vietto.

Barcelona vs Sevilla: Head-to-Head Stats

  • Barcelona are on a three match winning run against Sevilla in all competitions.
  • Sevilla had only won once in the last 16 meetings with Barcelona.
  • Barcelona have won in each of the last 8 home matches against Sevilla.

Barcelona vs Sevilla: Prediction

The two goal lead from the first leg is a cushion for comfort for the hosts and they will do what they do best by keeping the ball. And Sevilla will find it hard to find a way back into this fixture.

Judging by the scoring form of Barcelona, they are likely to win by a 2 goal margin. I will be also backing Luis Suarez to score any time during the match.

Barcelona vs Sevilla: Betting Tips

1) Handicap – Barcelona (-1) at 1.80.
2) Luis Suarez to score any-time at 1.44.
3) Barcelona to score in first half at 1.40.

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