This Wednesday, a quarterfinal match of Spanish Copa Del Rey is going to take place in Seville. The hosts, Sevilla will try to do almost impossible: knock Barcelona out of the competition. Barca have been fantastic this season, but in this game, Sevilla will have huge support from the stands of Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. If you need some help with picking the right bets for this match, make sure to read our Sevilla vs Barcelona prediction!
On the road to the quarterfinals, Sevilla played against two teams. The first doubleheader was against Villanovense, a team that competes in the Segunda Division B – Group 4. Obviously, Sevilla were huge favorites in that match, but they did struggle to get to the next stage. In the first game, the result was 0:0 while they got themselves a victory in the second part of the doubleheader. But even that match wasn’t too impressive from Sevilla fans’ point of view: the final score was only 1:0.
Of course, Sevilla manager decided not to play his strongest eleven in those two games. But, in the 1/8 finals, Pablo Machin had to pick a much stronger team. After all, his team was playing against Athletic Bilbao. And Sevilla did pretty well in those two games, particularly in the one played in Basque Country, where the score was 3:1 for Sevilla.
This Wednesday, they’re facing their toughest challenge in this season’s Cup. They’re playing against Barcelona, the strongest team in Spain and one of the strongest in the world. And that’s got to worry them, considering that they’re without a win over the Catalan side since 2015, counting all competitions. The last time they played, it was October 2018, and the final score was 4:2 Barcelona.
And the last time they played at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Barcelona thrashed them 5:0. It happened last April in Copa Del Rey. Considering Barca’s recent form, if something similar happened this time as well, it wouldn’t be much of a surprise.
Barcelona are fighting on several fronts at once and they’ve been doing pretty well. They’re in the Champions League knockouts; they’re at the top of La Liga table, and they’ve reached the quarterfinals of Copa Del Rey. In all of these competitions, their recent performances have been impressive.
Actually, since 2019 has started, Barcelona have been doing really great, which basically means that they’ve continued the good run from 2018. Barca lost one game this year and it was a cup game. They lost a game against Levante in Copa Del Ray, but had no problems bouncing right back in the second part of the doubleheader and securing a spot in the quarterfinals.
For the match with Sevilla, they’re probably reluctant to risk anything. They want to get the job done this Wednesday, rather than leaving for later. The second match is played in February, some two weeks before the return of the Champions League. So, rather than risking injuries of their key men, they could let some youngsters play. Of course, this is only possible if they win comfortably in Seville.
- Nolito (injury)
- Maxime Gonalons (injury)
- Samuel Umtiti (injury)
- Rafinha (injury)
- Ousmane Dembele (injury)
Vaclik – Sergi Gomez, Kjaer, Carrico – Amadou, Mesa, Vazquez, Promes, Arana – Silva, Ben Yedder
Ter Stegen – Pique, Lenglet, Semedo, Alba – Busquets, Vidal, Sergi Roberto, Coutinho – Messi, Suarez
Sevilla vs Barcelona Prediction
Sevilla have lost their previous three matches in all competitions, but even if their form was much better they would still be huge underdogs here. I think Barcelona re gonna win this comfortably.
Sevilla vs Barcelona Betting Tips
- Barcelona @1.88 (1XBet)
- Over 2.5 Goals @1.53 (1XBet)