Barcelona will be arriving for the match against Sevilla seeking vengeance, as their draw with Mallorca midweek resulted in them losing the first spot to Girona and dropping to third place. However, first-placed Girona will be taking on second-placed Real Madrid this weekend, meaning that Xavi’s men have a chance to climb the table again in case of a draw.
This makes the match against the Andalusians a must-win (especially since the visitors are not necessarily in top form), which you will see in our Barcelona vs Sevilla tips. The game is set to kick off at 9 pm local time on Friday, September 29.
Robert Lewandowski to score anytime
Robert Lewandowski has had a great couple of weeks for Barcelona, scoring five goals in the last five La Liga appearances. He is now the joint top goalscorer in Spain alongside Jude Bellingham and Alvaro Morata.
The Polish striker did not score against Mallorca in the previous match but we should mention that he only came on for the last 30 minutes as the coach decided to give him a breather. Against Sevilla, though, Lewandowski is guaranteed to start. Since the Catalans can’t afford to lose at home, they will look to create scoring chances from the very first minute. Of course, Lewandowski will be the one who is meant to finish those chances off, and Bet365 gives 1.83 odds on him scoring anytime during the match.
Barcelona -1 handicap
After the sweaty win over Celta Vigo and the draw with Mallorca, what Barcelona need in order to recover their confidence is a statement win. Sevilla have been a staple of Spanish football in modern history and are the 2022/23 Europa League winners, just the right victim!
The Andalusians will be no pushovers, of course, but they have been rather poor this season. Jose Luis Mendilibar’s team currently sit in 12th place with seven points after six matches. They have recorded three losses, two wins and one draw, conceding 9 goals and scoring 11.
Real Betis, who sit just one spot above them and have similar problems in defence, were easily dismantled by Barcelona in a 5-0 home win. While the score may not be as drastic this time, we believe that the Catalans will win by at least two goals, with Bet365 offering 1.91 odds on -1 handicap on Barcelona.
Both teams to score and Barcelona win
We can also go one step further in our Barcelona vs Sevilla tips and say that both teams will score in this game but the Catalans will win nonetheless. Bet365 offers 2.75 odds on it happening.
Barcelona no longer have the impenetrable defence that won them the league last season as illustrated by the eight goals they have conceded in the seven matches so far. Mallorca, Celta Vigo and Villarreal were all capable of scoring at least two against Marc-Andre ter Stegen & co.
There are good reasons to believe that Sevilla will be able to do the same as, despite the poor results, their attack is still among the best in La Liga and they are coming after a confident 5-1 win over Almeria. Surely the likes Youssef En-Nesyri, Lucas Ocampos and Ivan Rakitic will be able to combine for at least a goal on Friday!
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