Match Preview: Sevilla vs Barcelona, Can Barcelona avoid another defeat against Sevilla?

As a football lover, you would not want to miss the mouth-watering clash that will take place this afternoon at Roman Sanchez Pizjuan as Sevilla host Barcelona.

With this fixture appearing tighter than it has in recent years, it promises to be an all-action end-to-end football on display today.

Sevilla is looking to move above Barcelona with a victory at home, while the visitors will be hoping they can end their bad run of results against top oppositions and make a statement in their pursuit of an unlikely league trophy.

FORM

Sevilla – WWWWWLW

Barcelona – WWLWLDW

Sevilla is in a good run of form with 6 consecutive victories in La Liga and would be confident of making life difficult for Barcelona. They will be buoyed by the recent win against fellow title contenders and a win at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan will see them move above Barcelona in the league standings.

Despite Barcelona having not lost in the league this year with a run of 8 wins and a draw, the Catalans have not been able to deliver against a top team. That will worry Cules over the world as they head into a crucial match fixture as a loss would further hurt their chances of lifting that trophy come May.

It should be a rather open game as both teams won’t be contented with a draw. Although this could work to the advantage of Barcelona, it could also mean that Sevilla will take the game to them and play them out of the park as they did in their last match.

PREDICTED LINEUP

Sevilla XI – Bono; Vidal, Kounde, Diego Carlos, Escudero; Fernando, Joan Jordan; Suso, Rakitic, pap Gomez; En-Nesyri

Barcelona XI – Ter Stegen; Dest, Pique, Araujo, Alba; Frenkie de Jong, Pedri; Messi, Dembele, Trincao; Griezmann

REFEREE

Alejandro Hernandez

INJURED PLAYERS

Sevilla – Marcos Acuna, Lucas Ocampos

Barcelona – Ansu Fati, Phillipe Coutinho, Sergi Roberto, Miralem Pjanic

SUSPENDED PLAYERS

None

TOP SCORERS

Sevilla – Youssef En-Nesyri (13)

Barcelona – Lionel Messi (18)

MATCH FACTS

Sevilla have only lost once in La Liga this year – 7W 1D 1L

Barcelona is unbeaten in the league this year – 8W 1D

Barcelona have scored the most goals in La Liga – 53

Sevilla have conceded the least goals in La Liga (alongside Atletico Madrid) – 16

PREDICTION

Sevilla 2 – 1 Barcelona

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