class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The last two meetings between these sides have seen very few goals and our tipster fancies another low-scoring clash in the Copa Del Rey on Wednesday
Barcelona travel to the Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan on Wednesday evening to face Sevilla in the first leg of their Copa Del Rey semi-final.
Ronald Koeman’s side are on a positive run, with defeat in the Spanish Super Cup final against Athletic Club their only loss in their last 11 matches.
Sevilla, meanwhile, are also enjoying some excellent form with nine wins from their last 10 clashes and Julen Lopetegui’s men sit just a point below the Catalans in La Liga
Sevilla vs Barcelona Latest Odds
The two most recent meetings between these sides have ended in draws, with Barca’s visit to Sevilla in July ending 0-0 and their meeting at Camp Nou in October producing a 1-1 stalemate.
Another tie can be backed at 5/2 (3.50) with bet365, while the hosts are offered at 9/4 (3.25) and Barca at 23/20 (2.15).
Sevilla vs Barcelona Team News
Lionel Messi came off the bench to lead Barca to a comeback victory at the weekend and should start here along with Frenkie De Jong, Pedri and Sergino Dest, although Gerard Pique, Ansu Fati and Philippe Coutinho remain sidelined with Ronald Araujo a doubt.
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Sevilla are without Lucas Ocampos who picked up a serious injury against Getafe, while Marcos Acuna is also out and Jesus Navas unlikely to play any part.
Sevilla vs Barcelona Preview
The last two matches between these sides have been tight affairs and Wednesday night’s game could be another even counter particularly with it being a first leg.
Avoiding defeat will be the priority for both teams to give themselves the best chance of making it through to the final in the second leg at Camp Nou in two weeks.
Sevilla remain an extremely tough side to break down with the Andalusians keeping five consecutive clean sheets in all competitions, while in La Liga they boast the second-best home defensive record with only seven goals conceded in 10 games.
Barca, for their part, have the second-best away defensive record in the league, and with both two aiming to keep things tight in this first leg, opposing a high-scoring game is tempting at the Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan.
Sevilla vs Barcelona Tips and Predictions
Under 2.5 goals is priced at 21/20 (2.05) with bet365 and should offer value in what is likely to be another hard-fought encounter.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.