Barcelona – Sevilla : Preview & Prediction
Barcelona, who had a white season last year, must recover. After a change of coach, a squad review (departures of Suarez, Semedo, Rakitic or Arthur, arrivals of Countinho, Pjanic, Trincao and more recently Dest among others) and the Messi episode, Barcelona must rebuild and have launched perfectly his season by martyring Villarreal 4-0 then Celta 0-3 Thursday night.
Sevilla, 4th last year tied on points with 3rd Atletico, have had a great season and even won the Europa League by beating Inter in August. Recently defeated by Bayern in the European Supercup (1-2 in extra time), Sevilla FC has once again shown that it is a great club. To start their championship, Sevilla won at Cadiz 1-3 last weekend and then at home against Levante 1-0.
Barcelona finished first (out of 20) at home in La Liga last year with 16 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss.
Barcelona have scored 52 goals and conceded 16 in 19 home league games last year. Which made it the best attack as well as the 6th best defense!
Sevilla finished second in La Liga away from home last year with 9 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses.
Sevilla have scored 28 goals and conceded 20 in 19 away league games last year. Which made it the 3rd best attack as well as the 4th best defense!
In the last 10 games between the two teams, they have both scored 6 times.
Two teams that play very offensive and tend to leave spaces behind their backs. Defense is not their strong point, but scoring, they know how to do it. Both teams score!
Barcelona – Sevilla : Betting Tips
Barcelona – Win Odds: 1.55
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70