Barcelona vs Sevilla predictions and match preview for Sunday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for analysis, the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as two top four teams clash.
|Date||Sunday 3rd April 2022|
|Kick-Off||21:00 (local time)|
Barcelona vs Sevilla Preview
Barcelona and Sevilla clash at Camp Nou in the standout fixture this weekend in LaLiga. The Catalans are fresh from a wonderful 4-0 win in El Clasico and will go 2nd with victory over the team that currently holds that position here.
Whether or not Barcelona can actually end up competing for this title will still be dependent on quite a collapse from Real Madrid. However they certainly made a very strong statement of intent at the Bernabeu a fortnight ago and could easily have scored more. Some bizarre tactics from Carlo Ancelotti contributed to the margin of victories but the overriding impression on both sides of the divide after the game was clear. Barça are back.
The signs of that have been building for some time in truth. While the transformation wasn’t immediate under Xavi Hernandez when he first took charge, the sense that something has been building has grown in recent months. Aided by some strong January additions, Barcelona have hit form with 7 wins in their last 8 games in all competitions. They scored 4 in 5 of those matches with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in particular adding some much needed cutting edge in the final third while Ousmane Dembélé is also playing some of his best football right now.
Sevilla’s season has gone in the opposite direction to a large extent. It’s hard to be too harsh given they are still 2nd in LaLiga and unbeaten in 15 league matches. However draws don’t win you titles and there have been far too many of them of late with 7 of their last 9 LaLiga outings ending all square. That has not only seen them lose ground on Real Madrid but it has helped Barcelona and Atletico Madrid catch them and defeat here would leave them most likely looking at a 4th place finish once more.
While that would mean Champions League football and would be by no means a disaster, many Sevilla fans will sense an opportunity missed to truly compete for a league title. Their decision to turn down interest for Diego Carlos and sign Anthony Martial in January was a real signal that Sevilla meant business but they haven’t kicked on at all since then with a European exit against West Ham and a goalless home draw against Real Sociedad sending them into the international break on a very sour note.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 2 Barcelona Wins, 1 Sevilla Win, 3 Draws.
- The sides drew 1-1 at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan in the reverse meeting in December.
- They’ve won 5 of their last 6 home games against Sevilla.
- However Sevilla did avoid defeat with a 1-1 draw on their last league visit in October 2020.
|Barcelona||Fati, Umtiti||Dest, Roberto|
|Sevilla||Suso, Delaney, Fernando||Bono, Acuna, Papu Gomez|
Barcelona vs Sevilla Predictions
Score Prediction: Barcelona 2-0 Sevilla
While Sevilla still hold the ascendancy in terms of league position, there can be no doubt about who the momentum is with heading into this game. Barcelona feel like a genuine force again at long last and they are playing with real confidence. This will be a tougher game than the Clasico turned out to be with Sevilla likely to set up in a much more solid structure and they may have to be patient, but on current form Barcelona look very capable of winning this game and leapfrogging their opponents as a result.
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