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Prediction: Barcelona vs Sevilla

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions 2 Mar 2021

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Prediction: Sevilla to win 2-1

Best Odds: 14/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

Barcelona and Sevilla will face each other in the second leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final tie on Wednesday evening. The match at Camp Nou is slated to kick off at 8pm UK time and promises to be a cracking game of football.

Barcelona

Barcelona have a lot to do if they are to overturn the 2-0 deficit from the first leg. On February 10, Sevilla got the better of Barcelona 2-0 at home. Jules Kounde put the Andalusian club in the lead after 25 minutes, and Ivan Rakitic doubled the advantage in the 85th minute. Sevilla will feel that they have the advantage in the tie as they head into the second leg on Wednesday evening.

However, Barcelona will be confident by what happened at the weekend. Ronald Koeman’s side defeated Sevilla 2-0 away from home in La Liga this past Saturday. The result maintained the Blaugrana’s challenge for the league title. The former Spanish champions are now second in the La Liga table, five points behind leaders Atletico Madrid, who have a game in hand.

Team News:

Ronald Araujo is doubtful for the match due to an ankle injury. Pedri is definitely out after suffering a muscle injury.

Sevilla

Sevilla won the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final tie 2-0 at home in February. It was a very convincing performance as well from Julen Lopetegui’s side, who will be confident of getting the job done in the second leg at Camp Nou on Wednesday evening.

The Andalusian club lost to Barcelona in La Liga this past weekend. However, given the form that Koeman’s side are in and the way they are winning games in the league, it did not really come as a surprise. After all, Barcelona are back in the race for the La Liga table, with Argentine star Lionel Messi playing well and scoring goals for fun again.

Team News:

Marcos Acuna and Lucas Ocampos are injured and will not be available against Barcelona. Youssef En-Nesyri is likely to start for Sevilla.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Youssef En-Nesyri has scored 17 goals in all competitions for Sevilla this season.
  • Lionel Messi has scored 23 goals in all competitions for Barcelona this season.
  • Barcelona have scored 55 goals and conceded 22 goals in La Liga this campaign.
  • Sevilla have conceded 34 goals and conceded 18 goals in La Liga this campaign.
  • Barcelona won against Sevilla in La Liga this past weekend.

Conclusion

Barcelona will be confident of scoring against Sevilla, and in all likelihood, they will do so. However, with a strong 2-0 advantage from the first leg, it is very unlikely that the Andalusian club will throw away the tie.

Prediction: Sevilla to win 2-1

Best Odds: 14/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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