For a long time, the main pursuer of reigning double winner FC Barcelona was not Real Madrid or Atlético Madrid, but Sevilla FC. The Andalusians, the last season are still landed on a somewhat sobering seventh place in the table, could hope even to the first Spanish league title for 73 years in the meantime, but have been brought back down to earth facts for some time. After last three games in La Liga without victory, the gap to leaders Barcelona increased to 17 points. Fourth, the Rojiblancos would be just as qualified for the Champions League, but in case of a home defeat against the Blaugrana could theoretically be passed up to position seven.

Today’s Soccer Prediction Sevilla vs Barcelona

A fate that should not even be so unlikely, because at Sevilla vs Barcelona, ​​the odds of bookmakers speak clearly for the guests from Catalonia. And, although the Nervionenses a 2 just in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals: could celebrate 0 home win at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán stadium against the Blaugrana, which was not enough at the end once more to move into the next round. For Sevilla to Barcelona, ​​for example, the 1-6 away clap at Camp Nou on Saturday, January 30th, also resonates.

Sevilla – Statistics & Current Form

Although in La Liga in recent weeks, anything but rosy for Sevilla FC, but at least in their flagship competition, the Europa League, in which the Filigranas with five overall victories undisputed record winners, it ran this week for it again lubricated. The 2-0 home win over Lazio secured the Nervionenses already the seventh home win in the seventh home game in the second most important European competition for club teams this season and can look forward to the first knockout round. The team of Pablo Machín is once again a co-favorite.

All the more, the Rojiblancos from Andalusia have to be careful not to miss out on the great first round from La Liga. Finally, it should go to next season again in the premier class thing, for which the recent yield in the highest Spanish league several numbers was too disappointing. Sevilla FC have won just one game of their last eight league games, scoring six of the 24 possible total. No wonder that the first championship since 1946 has moved into unreachable distance. Hellishly watching “El Grande de Andalucía” now but that not even the premier class is gambled. Another home deficit is actually no longer bearable. All the more annoying that the current defaults still Roque Mesa joined, who is suspended after his yellow card in the recent 0-3 defeat at Villarreal. For Sevilla vs Barcelona, ​​the prediction is, after all, the fact that the blaugrana will not come in full to Andalusia.

Best scorers in the league:

  • Wissam Ben Yedder (11 goals)
  • Pablo Sarabia and André Silva (9 goals each)

Expected formation of  Sevilla:
Vaclik – Gómez – Kjaer – Mercado – Amadou – Vázquez – Sarabia – Escudero – Navas – Ben Yedder – Silva

Last matches from Sevilla:

  • 20.02.2019 – Sevilla vs. Lazio 2: 0 (Europa League)
  • 17.02.2019 – Villarreal vs. Sevilla 3: 0 (La Liga)
  • 14.02.2019 – Lazio vs. Sevilla 0: 1 (Europa League)
  • 10.02.2019 – Sevilla vs SD Eibar 2: 2 (La Liga)
  • 02.02.2019 – Celta Vigo vs Sevilla 1: 0 (La Liga)

Barcelona – Statistics & Current Form

It is highly probable that at FC Barcelona in the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, the most prominent name will first sit on the bench and, if possible, receive over 90 minutes of rest. We are talking about Superstar Messi, who has been injured for some time this season and is currently in a very bad shape in the “hot phase”. So are currently the preliminary decisions in all competitions on the loose. In the Champions League, the goalless draw away at Olympique Lyon is not the best starting position, the quarter-final on their own should be possible. It is already difficult in the Copa del Rey, where there is in the semifinals such a kind of early final against arch rival Real Madrid. After the 1-1 draw at Camp Nou, the return leg will be in Madrid next Wednesday – and that’s exactly what Ernesto Valverde will have to spare some players.

“I have been here for a long time and historically we have some signs of wear in February and March that cost us three to four games.” – Gerard Piqué

For: In La Liga, the Catalans have benefited from the home defeat of the Blancos against Girona last weekend and lead the table with seven points ahead of Atlético Madrid. No reason to want to tear up trees in Sevilla. Instead, it is important to kidnap as much as possible countable from Andalusia, in no case but to expend important players who are desperately needed for the important knock-out games against Real and Lyon. All the more problematic is that it is currently offensively stalled by the Catalans. Only one goal from the last three competitive games is up for grabs. An unfamiliar yield of reigning Double winner, who has a real life insurance in the gate with Marc-André ter Stegen. The German has not conceded a single goal in these three games and thus helped significantly that Barca may still dance at all weddings. Nevertheless, these unusually low-pitched games of the Blaugrana promote especially one at Sevilla vs Barcelona: the tip that there will be again under 2.5 goals.

Best scorers in the league:

  • Messi (22 goals)
  • Luis Suárez (15 goals)

Expected formation of Barcelona:
Stegen – Alba – Lenglet – Piqué – Semedo – Rakitic – Busquets – Coutinho – Dembélé – Suárez – Malcom

Last matches of Barcelona:

  • 19.02.2019 – Lyon vs. FC Barcelona 0: 0 (Champions League)
  • 16.02.2019 – FC Barcelona vs. Valladolid 1: 0 (La Liga)
  • 10.02.2019 – Athletic Bilbao vs. FC Barcelona 0: 0 (La Liga)
  • 06.02.2019 – FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid 1: 1 (Copa del Rey)
  • 02.02.2019 – FC Barcelona vs. Valencia 2: 2 (La Liga)

Sevilla vs Barcelona Direct Comparison

Head to head: 93 – 35 – 40

There have been a total of 168 clashes between Sevilla FC and FC Barcelona over time. The Blaugrana leads with 93 games won very clearly in the resulting “head to head” comparison and can show a victory rate of 55.4%, while the Rojiblancos from Andalusia bring it in 35 draws only to 40 victories against the Catalans.

This season they are already facing each other for the fifth time. First, Barcelona won the Supercopa de Espana 2-1, before it was 4-2 in the first leg of La Liga in Camp Nou. Only the first match in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals won the men from Nervión at home in the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium 2-0, before Barca could secure themselves with a 6-1 home win in the return leg but still the ticket for the semi-finals.

Sevilla vs Barcelona Our Soccer Prediction

Last time, when Barcelona relinquished Messi and Suárez, starting with Aleñá and Boateng, the Blaugrana lost 2-0 to Andalusia. It is therefore expected that this time only Messi gets the protection, while stars like the last under Ernesto Valverde finally emerging Dembélé or Suárez should be on the grid. The inhibition of loading the Catalans is still not wegzudiskutieren, which is why a lot can happen in this game. So it is all the more difficult to make a prediction for the classic 3-way system at Sevilla vs Barcelona.

Key Facts – Sevilla vs Barcelona tips

Sevilla have only won one of their last eight games in La Liga, but have lost just one game at home in the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium
Barcelona scored in the past three competitive games only a single goal, but on the other hand had to accept a single goal
It is already the fifth clash between the two teams in the current season; The Blaugrana won three times, but the only game in Sevilla won the Rojiblancos 2-0

Instead, Sevilla vs. Barcelona should be more sustainable than under 2.5 goals in this game. Although both teams have a basically very good offensive with the most successful strikers in the league (Messi and Suárez in the Blaugrana and Ben Yedder and Silva in the Rojiblancos), but even the defensive is outstanding on both sides. Will Barca certainly not bang his head in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final against Real Madrid next Wednesday, Sevilla would need the threesome, but will only act on a defensive basis.

Prediction Today: Under 2.5 goals
Odds: 2.63