Barcelona plays host to Sevilla when these two clubs collide at Camp Nou on October 6, 2019 in Spanish La Liga action.
FC Barcelona continued to climb back to the top with a 2-0 win over Getafe in their Round 7 assignment. The win was Barca’s first on the road and moved them closer to leaders Real Madrid. Playing without Lionel Messi, Barcelona got scores from Luis Suarez and Junior Firpo to get the three points from Getafe.
Carles Perez played in Messi’s place and he was key in Barca’s attack as he set up Firpo’s goal in the 49th minute. Messi missed the game after injuring his left abductor muscle during Barcelona’s 2-1 win over Villareal. That match was his first start of the season after spending time out with a right calf injury which he suffered in the preseason.
Barcelona is tied fir 3rd in the league in Goal Difference at +6 goals. They have scored a league-2nd best 16 goals this season and are ranked #1 in assists with 14. Defense has been their problem as the defending champions have allowed already ten goals this season, only 13th overall in the La Liga.
Antoine Griezmann has scored three goals and has two assists in seven matches played. Ansu Fati has played in three matches and he has contributed two goals and one assist. Luis Suarez also has three goals for Barca while Sergi Roberto and Carles Perez each have two assists for the reigning Spanish League champions.
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Sevilla FC foiled Real Sociedad’s bid to go on top of the La Liga standings with a 3-2 win at home. The win came after disappointing losses to Real Madrid and Eibar during the previous rounds. Sociedad scored first but Julen Lopetegui’s boys kept their calm and tied the score in the 18th minute.
Sevilla scored two goals in the second half to seal the deal although they would allow Portu to score a goal that set up an exciting finish. With the win, Sevilla took their points total to 13 and moved to 6th place in the La Liga standings. They are just two points off the pace set by Real Madrid who beat them at home a couple of week back.
Sevilla ranks 7th in the La Liga with a Goal Difference of +3 goals. They have netted ten goals on the season, putting them in a tie for 6th place in scoring. Sevilla is 6th in Goals Conceded with seven in seven matches played. They are also ranked 8th in assists with six in the current season.
Midfielder Joan Jordan has found the back of the net on two occasions this season. Forward Lucas Ocampos and Midfielder Nolito each have two goals for Sevilla while Sergio Reguilon has one goal. Reguilon and Ever Banega own the two assists for the club while goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik has conceded seven goals with six saves in seven matches played.
Head to head, Barcelona has lost just once in their last 10 matches against Sevilla. Barca is 7-2-1 SU during that period with six of their wins coming in the last six meetings. They have outscored Sevilla 10-6 in aggregates during that period. In their most recent match, Barcelona emerged with a 4-2 win last February 23, 2019.
Barca are the heavy soccer betting favorites to beat Sevilla. They are 4-1-2 SU on the season and are in 4th place in the La Liga standings. Barcelona has won back to back matches after suffering a 0-2 loss to Granada. Those two wins have come without conceding a single goal.
Sevilla is off to a good start as well with a record of 4-1-2 SU after seven rounds played. They opened their season with three wins and a draw in their first four matches but then suffered back to back losses to Real Madrid and Eibar. In their last outing, they picked up a big win over Real Sociedad.
Barcelona has recovered from their slow start and look like they are in good form in the last couple of weeks. I think Barcelona is going to overpower Sevilla with their attack and I expect them to win by at least two goals here. Prediction: FC Barcelona