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Barcelona vs Sevilla Match Preview
Barcelona will look to consolidate their lead at the top of Spanish La Liga standings, but they will have to contend with the dangerous Sevilla this weekend. This Barcelona vs Sevilla fixture will be played at the Camp Nou on Saturday, November 4. Here are the predictions for the match between Barcelona vs Sevilla.
Before the start of the season, everyone expected Barcelona to feel the aftermath of Neymar’s shock departure to Paris Saint-Germain. The Blaugrana were expected to be rolled over easily by Real Madrid in the title race. However, after 10 matches, Barcelona are top of the standings with 28 points, eight points better than their rivals Madrid in third position. Their lead, though, is more because of Madrid’s sloppy displays than Barcelona’s own brilliance. The Catalans have been largely dependent on Lionel Messi – nothing new in that – especially with Luis Suarez struggling to have the same impact that he regularly does. But, Barcelona look solid at the back having conceded just three goals so far. The worry for manager Ernesto Valverde, though, is the over-reliance on individual performances.
Sevilla is not the same outfit as last season where they created havoc with their offensive displays. They have scored just 11 goals in their 10 matches, which is the lowest of the top six. They currently have 19 points and are fifth on the table. Having added some creative players to their squad in the summer, it is little annoying for the fans to see Sevilla still plagued by inconsistent displays. They struggled to score goals away from home with just 0.4 per game on an average. Having lost four of their last five competitive matches on the road, it will require a huge effort from the visitors to come away with a point. But, Camp Nou is no longer the same fortress it was and if Sevilla can dream of an away win over Barcelona anytime, it is now!
Barcelona vs Sevilla H2H
Barcelona have won all the last six meetings against Sevilla, scoring two or more goals in each match and keeping four clean sheets. At Camp Nou, Sevilla have not won any of their last 14 league games against Barcelona. They have also conceded 38 goals in the process – almost three per game on an average.
Barcelona vs Sevilla Team News
Andres Iniesta, Sergi Roberto, Ousmane Dembele and Andre Gomes remain out of contention for Barcelona.
Sevilla will be without the injured Joaquin Correa with Nolito set to start for the visitors.
Barcelona vs Sevilla Probable Line-ups
Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Pique, Umtiti, Alba, Busquets, Paulinho, Rakitic, Messi, Deulofeu, Suarez.
Sevilla: Rico, Mercado, Kjaer, Lenglet, Escudero, N’Zonzi, Pizzarro, Navas, Ganso, Nolito, Ben Yedder.
Barcelona vs Sevilla Predictions
Barcelona may not be at their best, but Messi looks determined to carry the team with his goals. Their defence looks strong while Sevilla’s away goal-form looks nowhere close to finding a solution. We feel that the hosts should win comfortably to nil.