Sevilla will face Barcelona at Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán in the 25th Round of Spanish LaLiga. Sevilla against Barcelona is always the match with big interest especially during this season and LaLiga positions. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
This season Sevilla is fighting strong and already went to another round of Europa League by winning against Lazio. In LaLiga they are standing at 4th position and need to save it for being qualified to Champions League. However, they are favorites as always to win the Europa League, as they made it before several times. In Spain, they play not the best football and have only 1 point difference with Getafe and Alaves. At home ground, Sevilla plays very well this season and lost only once against Getafe.
Aleix Vidal and Nolito will miss the next match, two important players for the team, however, they will play at home and with all strikers.
Sevilla this season is strong at counter attacks, creating scoring chances and finishing chances. Very likely that even at home Barcelona will take match under their control and Sevilla will counter-attack and take long shots more often. They are facing troubles at avoiding offside, defending against long shots and avoiding fouling in dangerous areas.
Barcelona surprisingly played a draw with Lyon in Champions League. However, the team is staying strong and confident in the first position of LaLiga. They have 7 points difference with chaser Atl. Madrid what gives them some time for the rest and very likely that they will play with rotational first eleven. In all competitions Barcelona during 5 last matches won only once, two times played a draw and lost to Levante and Sevilla in Copa Del Rey. They played 11 games in LaLiga away and 4 times the team did not win.
Arthur, Rafinha, and Vermaelen will miss the match against Sevilla, so this is not ve biggest losses. All main squad players are fit, however, they have to get some rest, and Valverde needs to give them to prepare against Lyon.
Catalonians are really great at shooting from direct free kicks, finishing scoring chances, creating long shot opportunities and coming back from losing positions. They are facing troubles at stopping opponents from creating chances, defending against skillful players and defending against attacks down the wings. Very likely that they will play possessional football with short passes through the middle.
These teams met 3 times already during this season. Barcelona won two times, and once at home ground won Sevilla in Copa Del Rey. However, Barcelona made a comeback and won in the second leg with 6:1 result.
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