Barcelona vs Sevilla Prediction and Analysis
This season, the meeting between Barcelona and Sevilla will not have the glamor of a derby that we are used to seeing.
However, it is still awaited with particular interest.
As each of today's opponents have come into very good form in recent weeks.
This applies in full force to coach Xavi's players.
Because Barca are on a 6-match winning streak in all competitions.
Undoubtedly the most important of them was that 3-1 against Real Madrid in Saudi Arabia.
Which brought the Catalans the Spanish Super Cup.
Goal-hungry Robert Lewandowski reminded of himself by scoring in a 2-1 win against Betis 3 days ago.
This was his return to La Liga after a 3 match suspension.
And today Leva will be the main threat to the Sevilla goal.
I predict he will continue with the goals and find the back of the net at least once for what I hope is an easy Barca win here.
Barcelona - statistics and info
Barcelona are unbeaten in their last 14 matches in all competitions.
By winning all of them (including extra time and penalties) except for one.
It was their La Liga tie against local rivals Espanyol.
During this period, the Blaugranas won the Spanish Super Cup, beating Real Madrid in the final 3-1.
Which is a huge morale boost for this team.
What we have to emphasize in their presentation is the very strong and reliable protection.
Barcelona conceded only one goal in the last 5 matches .
And although the opponents were not of the highest caliber, this is still a fact that commands respect.
Barca are the best home team in La Liga having won 7 of the nine games at the Camp Nou, with 2 draws.
With just one goal conceded and 19 goals scored in those 9 home games.
The Catalans don't play as lavishly as they used to. But at the expense of this, they are effective.
Seville - statistics and info
Sevilla won back-to-back La Liga matches, losing to Osasuna in the Copa del Rey in between.
But the Cup race is not a major concern for Rojoblancos, who are fighting for their La Liga status.
The start of the season was desperate. But after the end of the World Cup, the team became much better.
In fact, Sevilla have lost just 1 of their last 13 games (9-3-1) in regular time on all fronts (including controls).
Four wins were in the Copa del Rey along with the loss at Osasuna.
And in terms of La Liga, the football statistics for this period show 3-1-1.
However, the Whites have been poor on the road – without winning a single away game in the Primera Division since mid-October.
The Andalusians' overall record away from home is 2-3-4 in 9 visits, with a goal difference of 11-14 goals.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Ter Stegen; Kunde, Araujo, Christensen, Balde; Pedri, Busquets, De Jong; Rafinha, Lewandowski, Gavi
Lineup: Bunu; Montiel, Goodell, Nianzu, Acuna; Delaney, Rakitic; Jordan, Torres, Lamela; En-Nesiri
Injured: Dmitrovic, Papu Gomes, Telles, Marcao, Manuel Corona, Fernando, Navas
Matches between Barcelona and Sevilla
|LL||03/09/22||Sevilla 0:3 Barcelona|
|LL||03/04/22||Barcelona 1:0 Sevilla|
|LL||21/12/21||Sevilla 1:1 Barcelona|
|KK||03/03/21||Barcelona 2:0 (1:0 pr.) Sevilla|
|LL||27/02/21||Sevilla 0:2 Barcelona|
|KK||10/02/21||Sevilla 2:0 Barcelona|