Sevilla vs Barcelona
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 23 February 2019
Kick-Off at 15:15 UK / 16:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan (Sevilla).
It was a perfect weekend for Barcelona who increased the gap at the top of La Liga standings to seven points following Real Madrid’s shocking home defeat to Girona.
Reigning champions did not shine at all in their own tie against Valladolid, but they managed to snatch a narrow 1-0 victory thanks to Lionel Messi’s penalty at Camp Nou.
Blaugrana will thus travel to Andalusia with a relief knowing they can still afford a failure.
The visit to Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan is one of the toughest travels in the division. Sevilla lost just once in eleven games there this season.
Los Rojiblancos have a fantastic home record of seven wins, three draws and one defeat.
Given Barcelona’s shady form in recent outings, we’d be careful with the away win pick here.
Sevilla vs Barcelona: Head-to-head
Barcelona were the dominant force historically in this match-up.
However, they did lose 2-0 on previous visit to Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan where Sevilla claimed a 2-0 victory in the first leg of Copa del Rey quarter-final.
Barca got their revenge at Camp Nou where they claimed a demolishing 6-1 victory just seven days later to advance into cup semis.
Three or more goals were scored in nine of last ten head to head affairs between these rivals.
Sevilla vs Barcelona: Prediction
Much like Barcelona, Sevilla saw a massive slide of form lately. The hosts took just one point from past three league ties even though they played bottom half rivals Celta Vigo, Eibar and Villarreal in the process.
Pablo Machin’s men fell badly to relegation threatened Villarreal last weekend when they lost 3-0 at Estadio de la Ceramica.
Blaugrana struggled for goals lately. They won just one of past five matches across competitions and they failed to bag more than one goal in last three games along the way.
Since Los Rojiblancos allowed just eight goals in eleven home ties in this term of Primera, we will back Barcelona to score fewer than two goals in the match at 2.10 odds.
Sevilla vs Barcelona: Bet Tips
Barcelona Under 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.10 (11/10)
Under 3.5 goals FT @ 1.61 (8/13).