barcelona Team News:


Barca will name a stronger team than in the 1st Leg. However there is still likely to be some rotation from the league team with the likes of Ter Stegen, Pique and Rakitic potentially rested. Leo Messi and Luis Suarez are both expected to start this week.

sevilla Team News:


Sevilla will also name a strong team. The likes of Pablo Sarabia and Simon Kjaer were rested at the weekend in La Liga but should start here.

barcelona vs sevilla Head to Head:

Sevilla were 2-0 winners in the 1st Leg last week but their record at Camp Nou is awful. Barca are unbeaten in 14 home games against Sevilla, winning the last 5.

barcelona vs sevilla Tip Reason:

This tie couldn’t really be much better set up as Barcelona and Sevilla prepare to meet again with a place in the Copa del Rey Semi-Finals at stake. It is of course a repeat of last season’s Final when Barca hammered the Andalusians 5-0 but Sevilla have the chance to take sweet revenge here by knocking the Catalans out on their own patch this Wednesday. Sevilla lead 2-0 from the 1st Leg. Barca opted to leave the likes of Leo Messi, Luis Suarez and Sergio Busquets out with the Copa del Rey clearly not their number one priority this term. However they are expected to go strong here as they try to turn this tie around after Pablo Sarabia and Wissam Ben Yedder’s goals put Sevilla in the driving seat. Barca have already turned one 1st Leg deficit around in the cup this season. They came out firing against Levante in the 2nd Leg in the last round winning 3-0 at Camp Nou to seal a comfortable progression. They don’t have the luxury of an away goal to help their cause here though and a Sevilla goal would leave Barca needing 4 to progress. That will certainly play on the mind of Pablo Machin. His side were beaten 4-2 at Camp Nou in La Liga earlier this term, a scoreline that would see them through here. It’s likely to lead him to be relatively bold still and stick to a positive gameplan as it’s hard to see his side progressing if they don’t score on the night. Barca clearly need to go for goals so we should have a fairly open game here. Ernesto Valverde’s men have scored twice or more in 10 of their last 11 at home in all competitions and exactly 3 goals in each of their last 3 at Camp Nou. With Messi and Suarez both likely to start, they should be far more threatening this week having named one of their most underwhelming strike-forces in recent years in the 1st Leg at the Sanchez Pizjuan. Sevilla netted five at the weekend in La Liga and they do clearly have a goal in them but they tend to crumble defensively away to the bigger Spanish teams. They’ve lost on all of their last 7 league visits to Camp Nou conceding 21 times in the process and backing Barcelona & Over 3.5 Goals appeals here. In terms of the score, going for a 3-1 Barcelona Win looks good. The Catalans did look vulnerable defensively at the weekend in La Liga and Sevilla have sufficient firepower to grab the away goal that could send them through.

Barcelona vs Sevilla Betting Prediction:

Barcelona 6 1 Sevilla
Tip: Over 2.5
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1.30
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