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Sevilla and Barcelona meet at Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, in a match for the 25 th round of the First Division. In the last direct confrontation for this edition of the league, on 20-10-2018, Barcelona won at home (4-2). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations indicates a total equilibrium between these two teams, since there were 2 draws and 2 victories for each team in the last 6 matches. However, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 23-01-2019, for the Copa del Rey, which ended with the victory of Sevilla by (2-0). The goals of the match were scored by Pablo Sarabia (58 ‘) and W. Ben Yedder (76′) for Sevilla. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since Sevilla presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
After 10 wins, 7 draws and 7 losses, the home team is currently in the 4 th position, with 37 points won. In their last match, they lost with Villarreal away by (3-0), after in the previous match they tied for (2-2) at home, in a match against Eibar. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. In the last match they played, for the UEFA Europa League, they beat Lazio at home (2-0). In the last 10 home matches for the championship Sevilla won 7, tied 2 and lost 1, for which they won 23 points out of 30 possible.
For this competition, he does not lose in his stadium 9 games ago. In their home league matches the most frequent final result at halftime was 0-0 (4 out of 11 matches). Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 24 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 11 times and only managed 1 comeback. In the last 11 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 3 of their 8 goals between minutes (31’-45 ‘).
Sevilla left for this game with a triumph, by 2-0, in the reception to Lazio, advancing in this way towards the next phase of the Europa League. However, in the last match for the championship, the home side lost to Villarreal, 3-0. In this match against Barcelona, coach Pablo Machín must maintain his usual style of play, that is, it will benefit the defensive organization and counterattacks through the flanks. Pablo Sarabia is the great star of Sevilla, being responsible for much of the offensive attacks. On the other hand, Wissam Ben Yedder is the best marker of the premises, with 11 goals scored. For this game the coach can not count on Nolito and Aleix Vidal, players recovering from injury.
After 16 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses, the away team is currently in the 1 st position, with 54 points won. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Athletic Club, by (0-0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Real Valladolid, by (1-0). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses in away matches, with 27 goals scored and 13 conceded; against 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 42 goals scored and 14 conceded. The team comes to this match after a draw away with Olympique Lyonnais by (0-0). For the championship, Barcelona won 21 points out of 30 possible, after 6 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss in the last 10 games they played as visitors.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 8 away matches. The defense has been strong and has only had goals in 3 of the last 10 matches, and their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 24 matches in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 7 times and only managed 2 comebacks. In the last 11 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 3 of their 8 goals between minutes (46′-60 ‘).
The Barcelona for this game with a draw, 0-0, in the displacement to Lyon, in a game for the Champions League. In the last match for the championship, the Catalans defeated Valladolid, 1-0. Despite playing in a difficult terrain, coach Ernesto Valverde must assume a very offensive strategy, with the lines advanced, looking in the best way to exploit the defensive weaknesses of the opponent. Lionel Messi is the best gunner of Barcelona in this competition, with 22 goals scored. For this game the coach can not count on Raphinha, Arthur and Cillessen, all injured.
Sevilla vs Barcelona head to head matches
30.01.19 CDR Barcelona Sevilla 6 : 1
23.01.19 CDR Sevilla Barcelona 2 : 0
20.10.18 LL Barcelona Sevilla 4 : 2
12.08.18 SC Barcelona Sevilla 2 : 1
21.04.18 CDR Sevilla Barcelona 0 : 5