La Liga leaders Barcelona head to the Ramon Sanchez to face third place Sevilla. We preview this clash that could see Barca go five points clear once again.
Who is playing?
Sevilla vs FC Barcelona
What competition is it?
Spanish La Liga Matchday 30
What time is Sevilla vs FC Barcelona?
21:00 GMT, Friday 19th June 2020
Where do Sevilla play?
Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Seville, Spain.
Where can I watch Sevilla vs FC Barcelona?
Thoughts on Sevilla vs Barcelona
It’s first against third in the league, however the race is just a two-horse race this season once again. Both Barcelona and Real Madrid are two for two on their returns to La Liga action. Lionel Messi has not let his injury issues stop him from netting twice already, moving his tally to 21 goals in 23 league games. More importantly, Barca have kept two clean sheets as they extend what could be a very important goal difference advantage come the end of the season.
For their opponents, it was a dream start to their La Liga return with a 2-0 win over city rivals Real Betis. However, Levante held Rojiblancos away last time out, meaning they are just two points ahead of the chasing Atletico Madrid in fourth. Plenty of goals are scored in this fixture historically, with at least four goals scored in the last three meeting. We should expect something similar in this one.
Sevilla to maintain unbeaten run?
A 1-1 draw with Levante secured another point closer to securing top four for Sevilla. The club moved onto 51 points and have reaped the rewards of a poor start from Getafe and Real Sociedad on the return of La Liga. Frustratingly for the hosts, they took the lead in all three of their last draws, and could have fighting for the title with six more points to their name.
In terms of Sevilla’s stats going into this one, they are fairly solid. The hosts are just as good at home as they are away from home, with seven home and away wins so far this season. They have the second best away record, with a 1.67 away PPG. Sevilla have only failed to score twice this season in La Liga, a very impressive feat.
Barca’s biggest game so far!
Three La Liga wins in a row after their disappointing 2-0 defeat to Real Madrid means Barca are still holding their nerve in the tense title race with Los Blancos. These games have seen penalties scored and VAR decisions at the heart of the action.
It will please Quique Setien to see youngster Ansu Fati continue to shine in the frontline of an aging Barcelona squad. The stats look very good for the Catalonian club, who have only failed to score in five league matches this season. However, their league form away from home is questionable, as they have conceded first in 64% games this season and lost five times.
Sevilla recent matches:
- Levante (a) 1-1 draw
- Real Betis (h) 2-1 win
- Atletico Madrid (a) 2-2 draw
- CFR Cluj (h) 0-0 draw
Barcelona recent matches:
- Leganes (h) 2-0 win
- Mallorca (a) 0-4 win
- Real Sociedad (h) 1- win
- Real Madrid (a) 2-0 defeat
Sevilla top scorers:
- Lucas Ocampos (Striker) – 11 La Liga goals
- Youssef En Nesryi (Striker) – 7 La Liga goals
Barcelona top scorers:
- Lionel Messi (Striker) – 21 La Liga goals
- Luis Suarez (Striker) – 11 La Liga goals
|7th December 2019||BAR 4-0 SEV||La Liga|
|13th April 2019||SEV 2-4 BAR||La Liga|
|2nd September 2018||BAR 6-1 SEV||Copa del Rey|
|12th May 2018||SEV 2-0 BAR||Copa del Rey|
|6th January 2018||BAR 4-2 MAL||La Liga|
Sam’s Betting Tip
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