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Sevilla vs Barcelona Prediction & Betting tips
In La Liga, the game goes on quickly, matchday 30 in Spain now has a real top game: The leaders FC Barcelona are visiting third-placed Sevilla FC.
The teams are separated by only one place in the table, but it is more clear in points. Barça has a lead of 13 points over Sevilla – also or precisely because of this, the Catalans are the favorites, as in the game Sevilla vs. Barcelona looking at the betting odds.
Meanwhile, this top game is about a lot for both of them: Some, Barcelona, want to defend their place at the top and, at best, even expand against permanent rivals Real Madrid. The others, Sevilla, naturally want to defend their third place – qualifying for the Champions League is the big goal. With Atletico, Real Sociedad and Getafe, the Andalusians have three rivals in the slipstream, but they are just waiting for a slip.
So on Friday evening (21:00 p.m.) a more than respectable game of two strong teams should develop, both of which have pressure to play forward and win the game. A real top game.
Sevilla FC are not on course for the Champions League, it looks good in the fight for qualification for the premier class – however, the Andalusians have recently put up with a late damper. Sevilla made a 1-0 lead at the Levante visit before defender Diego Carlos made an unfortunate own goal to equalize and score just before the end.
Two wasted points with which the actors of Seville struggled. “We lost points that we could have got, we are annoyed. The point does not taste good, ”said attacker Munir El Haddadi contrite after the draw at Levante.
Coach Julen Lopetegui said the feeling after the game was “not particularly good”, while defender Jules Kounde spoke of “frustration and disappointment”.
Diego Carlos, who had made the own goal, wanted to take the positive with him and look straight ahead: “The goal came at an unexpected time, but we have to appreciate the work of the entire team. We go from game to game, we have to think about the next game now. ”
It will not be easy, after all, FC Barcelona is visiting Sanchez Pizjuan. After the relaunch of La Ligas, he was not yet naked, winning his two games on Mallorca (4: 0) and against Leganes (2: 0) effortlessly to zero.
A real chunk is coming to Seville, and the Andalusians are not surprisingly seen as outsiders. They should be encouraged that they have not lost at home since December. There have been three wins and three draws in the last six games since home defeat against Villarreal on matchday 17.
FC Barcelona mastered their compulsory task against the relegation candidate CD Leganes during the week (2-0), but did not spoil themselves with fame. Rather, the Catalans played stubbornly and without ideas, almost demotivated – this is about the championship. Barça cannot afford to slip because rival Real Madrid is on the back of the neck.
At times it looked as if Barcelona was already sparing for the game at Sevilla FC, knowing that this opponent would be much more difficult. “It is clear that we still need time to find our rhythm,” said Ivan Rakitic after the game when asked about the tired appearance: “We were locked up at home for two months, it is difficult for all teams to be at 100 percent . ”
At the same time, the Croatian admitted that after the interruption, only the two wins against Leganes and previously on Mallorca (4: 0) count. “It is important that we scored the six points,” said Rakitic, who is also thinking of Sevilla FC: “We have a difficult game ahead of us at Sanchez Pizjuan and we have to recover as much as possible.”
The points were scored, that’s the most important thing for games every three days. Of course there are also three points in Seville, but three regular players from Barcelona will not be able to help in this endeavor: Sergi Roberto, Frenkie de Jong and Samuel Umtiti will all be out against Sevilla.
Umtiti is absent due to a yellow card suspension while de Jong and Roberto are injured. The Dutchman is struggling with muscular strain in his right leg while right-back Roberto sustained a rib injury.
Roberto contracted the injury against Leganes, as Barça coach Quique Setién explained, while de Jong had not played against Leganes due to the injury. “Frenkie had a problem that was not completely solved, we prefer that he pauses and recovers properly so that he only loses one game and not four of them,” said Setien.
But despite these failures, FC Barcelona is and remains the favorite for the win – albeit at attractive odds. With just a handful of games, the Catalans have such a high odds of winning, so a tip can be worth it.
Sevilla vs Barcelona head to head matches
06.10.19 LL Barcelona Sevilla 4 : 0
23.02.19 LL Sevilla Barcelona 2 : 4
30.01.19 CDR Barcelona Sevilla 6 : 1
23.01.19 CDR Sevilla Barcelona 2 : 0
20.10.18 LL Barcelona Sevilla 4 : 2