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Sevilla FC vs FC Barcelona: Preview and Predicted Line-ups

Leo Messi vs Ivan Rakitic in the Copa del Rey/Photo: FC Barcelona

With an eased 2-0 win over Osasuna on Tuesday, Sevilla are all set to host FC Barcelona at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium on Saturday evening. The Andalusians, under Julen Lopetegui, are surprisingly in a good form and will give their all.

Meanwhile, the Catalan giants, after a great 3-0 win over Elche FC are back to their glory days, where Lionel Messi scored two goals, and Jordi Alba registered the third. Hence, they will be looking forward to gaining victory in this crucial fixture without dropping points.

Thus, both teams will be seeing a tight triumph over each other this weekend.

Sevilla FC vs FC Barcelona Preview:

Sevilla kick-started the 2020-21 season by winning 15 matches, drawing 3, and losing 5. Yet, they’ve altogether managed to gather 48 points. They now sit fourth in the La Liga table, just two points below Ronald Koeman‘ side.

With having great form, the Europa League title holders dominated Barça during the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final. However, their tactics fell short in the Champions League clash against Borussia Dortmund.

Barcelona on the other hand were quite inconsistent at the start of the season. Yet they have been impressive in away fixtures under Koeman’ leadership. Nevertheless, they stand third in the table with 50 points, for having won 15 games, drawing 5, and losing 4.

Moreover, the Blaugrana still have a lot of work ahead of them. As they somehow need to give their best against Sevilla, and Paris Saint-Germain in the upcoming, yet most important games.

Sevilla FC form: W-W-W-W-W

FC Barcelona form: W-D-W-W-W

Sevilla FC vs FC Barcelona Team News:

Sevilla will need to carry on without Lucas Ocampos and Marcus Acuna, who are out due to injury. However, Ivan Rakitic and Youssef En-Nesyri along with Munir El Haddadi are likely to be a part of the starting XI.

As for Barcelona, they will be without the service of Philippe Coutinho, Sergi Roberto, and Ansu Fati who still show no sign of early return. Ronald Araujo is quite doubtful and might sit out this game. Antoine Griezmann is likely to start, along with Pedri and Sergio Busquets.

Predicted Line-ups and Score:

Both teams have been exceptional throughout this season. Sevilla might once again try to breach the Azulgranas, meanwhile Barcelona can also come at surprise by notching up this away clash.

Prediction: Sevilla 1-2 Barcelona

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