Barcelona hopes to continue their impressive performance this weekend when they host Sevilla in their La Liga matchday 8 at Camp Nou. The defending champions had a slow start to the season but that seems to be behind them as they want to extend their winning streak to 3 matches in a row. This match will be played on Sunday 6th October 2019 starting from 20:00GMT.
In their last Laliga action, The Catalan giants showed their worth against Getafe in a 2-0 win despite missing their main man; Leo Messi due to injury. The Argentine suffered a groin injury on 24/09/2019 in their 2-1 win over Villareal. However, the superstar is expected to have recovered in time to star fr his team against Sevilla.
After a two-match losing streak, Sevilla did well in their last Laliga action to come from behind and beat Real Sociedad 3-2 in front of their home fans. However, they know well not to expect the same miracle against the well-equipped Barca. The 6th placed team is hoping to do better than last season.
The travelers will have a hard time marking Luis Suarez, the man who lobbed David Soria to score the opening goal in their 2-0 win over Getafe. Despite playing without their center-back Clement Lenglet, who was sent of their winner against the Los Azulones, the Catalan Giants still stands superior to Sevilla. We thus believe there is a big value in betting for Barcelona to carry the day.
Barcelona vs. Sevilla Head to Head
Barcelona and Sevilla have faced-off a record of 53 times. Barcelona has won a majority of the matches at 35. Sevilla, on the other hand, has won only 9 matches while 9 of their meetings ended in a draw. Delving deeper into the two sides’ 8 most recent meetings, here is the kind of scores their fans were treated to:
- Sevilla 2-4 Barcelona
- Barcelona 6-1 Sevilla
- Sevilla 2-0 Barcelona
- Barcelona 4-2 Sevilla
- Sevilla 1-2 Barcelona
- Sevilla 0-5 Barcelona
- Sevilla 2-2 Barcelona
- Barcelona 2-1 Sevilla
Barcelona will miss the services of Samuel Umtiti and Jordi Alba who are nursing broken foot and hamstring injuries respectively. Others whose appearance is doubtful include; Júnior Firpo Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembélé.
Sevilla will only miss the services of Nolito who suffered a thigh injury on 13/09/2019.
Prediction and Odds
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Barcelona has an upper hand against Sevilla. In their 6 most recent meetings, Barcelona has won 5 of them while Sevilla has managed only one win with the latest two matches going to Barcelona. With Barcelona finding their usual footing in the Laliga action, Sevilla stands a little chance of standing on their way to victory. Here are our best bets for the outcome of the match:
- Barcelona to win
- Luis Suarez to score
- Over 2.5 goals