One of the most interesting football matches this weekend will be played in the Spanish first division. This time, Sevilla, placed third, will host Barcelona, the current leaders of the league.
Sevilla are having an excellent season so far. The team is placed 3rd after 14 victories, 9 draws, and 6 losses for a total of 51 points. The resume of the league could have been better for them, though. They started it with a good victory against Real Betis, but lost 2 points in the last round against Levante. And I say this because Sevilla controlled the full game but failed to keep the rhythm in the final part of the match. Only 4 minutes before the final whistle, the team conceded a goal and Levante found the 1-1 to claim a draw. Lopetegui and his players understood and accepted their mistakes in the final moments which is good and I’m sure that this match against Barcelona will be a fought one. The good news for them is that the full team will be available for this duel.
Talking about Barcelona, there is no much I can say that a football fan doesn’t know already. They are leading La Liga with 5 points more than their closest rival, Real Madrid. Currently, they have a total of 20 victories, 4 draws and 5 losses. Their offensive line is the best by far and this has been the key for them all these years. Vidal, Suárez, and Messi will be available for this match and they will assure some good goals. Sadly for them, Umtiti made a silly fault only 2 minutes after replacing Piqué in the second half and the French will be suspended for this game. Now that I mentioned Piqué, he was substituted after receiving a hard fault on his knee, but I think he will probably be recovered for this match.
The stats show that Sevilla only won 1 of the last 12 games against Barcelona. Instead of considering this an obstacle, the current shape of Sevilla makes me think that they will be highly motivated to bring all the guns to this game against the leaders of the league. Additionally, Barcelona will have to rearrange his defensive line and this could help Sevilla to score as well. In general lines, I’m hoping a very good match with a good amount of goals. Of course, Barcelona is still the favorite, and betting for Sevilla’s victory is too risky. For those reasons, I will take the over 3 goals line which is bringing a good value at this moment. Register for the best betting software and place your winning bet for Spain – La Liga now.