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Sevilla vs Barcelona Preview – Prediction, how to watch & potential line-ups

Saturday’s La Liga action rounds off at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan as Sevilla and Barcelona meet in a mouth-watering contest.

If the opening three league matches are anything to go by, Julen Lopetegui’s men will face an uphill task to capture their fourth La Liga top-four finish on the trot.

Sevilla’s 2-1 defeat at newly-promoted Almeria last weekend finds them winless after the first three games of a new top-flight season for the first time since 2015/16.

To make things worse, Los Rojiblancos have failed to take home all three points against the two sides that plied their trade in the Segunda Division last season and perennial mid-table strugglers Osasuna. 

Unlike last season when they conceded a league-low 30 goals, the Andalusians’ backline has suffered a lot this term on the back of the summer departures of Diego Carlos and Jules Kounde. 

With Sevilla struggling defensively, a new-look Barcelona side could be steamrolling at Pizjuan, even though this looks to be a daunting task on paper. 

Following an underwhelming scoreless home draw with Rayo Vallecano on the opening weekend, Xavi Hernandez’s lads have racked up back-to-back league victories via an aggregate score of 8-1. 

Marquee signing Robert Lewandowski has scored a brace in his last two La Liga appearances, as the Catalans seem to have found a much-needed replacement for the Camp Nou cult hero Lionel Messi. 

Match Preview

Sevilla

Again, Sevilla should be one of the most formidable opponents on Barcelona’s fixture list, yet Los Rojiblancos have only won one of their last 30 La Liga meetings with the Blaugrana (D8, L21). 

Former Real Madrid star Isco Alarcon could teach Lopetegui’s side a thing or two about beating Barca as the hosts look to improve their humiliating 15-match home record against the Catalan powerhouse (W1, D6, L8). 

However, Sevilla will need much more than Isco’s advice if they want to pick themselves up from the club’s worst three-game start to a new top-flight season since 1981/82. 

Barcelona

One of the busiest transfer windows in recent Barcelona history capped off in style on deadline day.

While Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Sergino Dest left Camp Nou to join Chelsea and AC Milan, respectively, Marcos Alonso and Hector Bellerin have linked up with Xavi’s team.  

New arrivals should make the matchday squad as the Blaugrana aim to maintain their seven-game unbeaten La Liga streak in Andalusia (W4, D3), their longest such run in this region since 2014.

Sevilla vs Barcelona Potential Line-ups

Sevilla (4-3-3): Yassine Bounou; Tanguy Nianzou, Karim Rekik, Alex Telles, Jesus Navas; Fernando, Thomas Delaney, Oliver Torres; Erik Lamela, Alejandro Gomez, Rafa Mir.

Barcelona (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Eric Garcia, Ronald Araujo, Jules Kounde, Alejandro Balde; Sergio Busquets, Gavi, Pedri; Raphinha, Ousmane Dembele, Robert Lewandowski. 

How to Watch?

You can watch Barcelona games via live streaming, including Saturday’s match at Pizjuan.

Sevilla vs Barcelona Prediction

There’s no way Sevilla’s disastrous form at the beginning of the season can improve against a rampant Barcelona side. 

We expect Lewandowski to maintain his scoring spree and help Xavi’s side to a third successive La Liga victory.

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