Tip Sevilla - Barcelona
The Spanish La Liga enters the 25th round of matches and Barcelona have a very tricky game as they travel to Sevilla. The hosts have a game in hand and are placed fourth on 48 points, two behind third placed Barcelona. Sevilla have played the same number of matches as league leaders Atletico Madrid and being seven points back, they can’t be written off in the title race. They’re are coming from a 2-0 away win over Osasuna. The win ensured they head to the Barca game as the side with the best recent form in the league, and also with the joint best defence so far. The hosts have six straight wins in the league, and just one loss in 13 league matches. They drew 1-1 with Barcelona in October, but beat them in the Copa del Rey earlier in February, extending their run to three unbeaten against the Catalans. In La Liga, Sevilla have five straight clean sheets, and scored 11 goals in the process. At home, in the same competition, they have five straight wins and are unbeaten in the last six. Out of a possible 33 points in league matches at home this season, Sevilla have earned an impressive 25. They have two losses and eight wins in the 11 home matches in the league.
Barcelona haven’t had a good season this time, and it is a combination of on field and off field issues aggravated by massive changes at the club. However, a 3-0 win over Elche in the last game showed the glimpses of Barca at their best. That was the team’s first clean sheet in nine matches but was the seventh time in 10 matches that they scored two or more goals. They are five points below the league leaders and getting three points here will be very crucial in Barcelona’s campaign. In the last 10 league matches, Barcelona have won eight and are unbeaten in 14 straight league matches. This game comes after three straight home matches for Barcelona, where they scored nine. The Catalans have also been impressive away from home and won’t mind making this trip. They have six straight away wins, four clean sheets in the run and scored two or more in five. In the 11 away league games this season, Barcelona have managed seven wins.
Key points Sevilla - Barcelona
Sevilla have one loss in their last 13 league matches.
Barcelona are unbeaten in their last 14 league matches.
Sevilla have kept five straight clean sheets in La Liga.
Barcelona have eight wins in their last 10 league matches.
Sevilla have five straight wins in the league at home.
Conclusion Sevilla - Barcelona
The joint best defensive side in the league (Sevilla) meets the best scoring side in the league (Barcelona). These two sides appear evenly matched ahead of this clash, and they also aren’t separated by much in the standings. Sevilla are unbeaten in their last three matches against Barcelona and will be out to protect this, as they keep their ambitions for the season. Go for a draw in this game.
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Sevilla Barcelona Prediction published on February 26, 2021