Two La Liga powerhouses will be going at it when FC Sevilla host Barcelona in their huge showdown on Friday, June 19. With the Sevillistas looking to record the home upset and Barca’s star-studded squad looking to make a statement on the road, let’s find out where the best betting value lies in this intriguing Barcelona Vs Sevilla matchup so you can make your bets against their LaLiga odds.
Barcelona Vs Sevilla LaLiga Matchday 30
Why Bet On FC Sevilla
The Sevillistas are sitting in third place in the La Liga standings with 51 points. Los Palanganas have gone 7-5-2 at home this season and 7-4-4- on the road while scoring 42 goals and allowing 29 goals defensively (+13). Sevilla has recorded the fourth most shots on goal (129) and Lucas Perez is tied for third with 11 goals while Youssef En-Nesyri is tied for 25th with seven goals. Sevilla comes into this affair off of a 1-1 draw against Levante on Monday, but they blew what looked like a sure-fire win on an own goal by defender Diego Carlos which wiped out Luuk de Jong’s opener. Still, the Sevillistas are unbeaten in their last eight matches while recording three wins along the way.
Why Bet On Barcelona
Barcelona is sitting in first place in the La Liga standings with 64 points. Barca has gone a stellar 14-1 at home and a modest 6-3-5 on the road while scoring a league-high 69 goals and allowing 53 defensively (+16). Barca leads the league in shots on goal while superstar striker Lionel Messi has racked up a league-high 21 goals in 24 games, to best second place challenger Karim Benzema by seven goals. Fellow superstar Luis Suarez is tied for third with 11 goals while Antoine Griezmann is tied for 18th with eight goals.
Barcelona comes into this matchup off a convincing 2-0 win against Leganes on Tuesday. Lionel Messi scored his 699th career goal after teenager Ansu Fati opened the scoring three minutes from halftime with a composed finish after receiving the ball at the edge of the box. Barcelona has won three straight since suffering a humbling 2-0 loss to Madrid on May 1.
“It’s important to keep winning although we need to play with more speed than we did today but we’ve got six points and we’re going to get better in each game,” said Barca midfielder Ivan Rakitic.
Expert Analysis and Prediction
FC Sevilla might have blown what looked like a sure win the last time out, but they’re also playing winning soccer as they haven’t been beaten in eight straight games. Yes, Barcelona is loaded with superstar talent and they just ‘look’ like a team that should beat the hell out of everyone. However, with three losses in their last 12 matches, including Copa del Rey play, Barca has suffered three head-scratching losses in which they failed to score a single goal each time. With that said, I’m thinking Sevilla can take care of business to at least pull out the draw at home. For me, a relatively, exciting 2-2 draw is the outcome!
Pick: Sevilla 2 Barcelona 2General Match Info Barcelona (20-4-5) Vs FC Sevilla (14-9-6)