About the match
Exciting news for football fans! Barcelona is gearing up to play against Sevilla, and it’s all happening at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys on Friday, September 29, 2023, starting at 19:00 UTC. This match is part of Round 8 of the LaLiga.
In terms of the teams’ historical performance against each other, Barcelona has a strong track record with 27 wins, while Sevilla has managed four wins, and they’ve had seven draws.
For those of you looking forward to watching the game, you can catch all the action on ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes HD, or ESPN+ USA.
As for the lineups, keep in mind that predicted lineups are usually available a few days before the match, but you’ll have to wait until about an hour before kick-off to get the actual lineup. So, stay tuned for those updates and get ready for what promises to be an exciting match!
Barcelona manager Xavi wants his team to improve their defensive performance ahead of their LaLiga match against Sevilla on Friday. While Barca has been unbeaten in the league this season, they have conceded four goals in their last two games. Despite their defensive flaws, Xavi acknowledges the team’s improvement in the attacking department, having scored 18 goals so far. However, he emphasizes the need to enhance their pressure after losing the ball, press higher up the pitch, and maintain focus during matches.
Regarding the upcoming match against Sevilla, Xavi recognizes them as the defending Europa League champions and expects a challenging game. He calls on the home fans to provide support and create a vibrant atmosphere at Montjuic Stadium to help Barcelona get back to winning ways.
A victory for Barcelona in this match could temporarily place them at the top of the league table before the clash between Girona and Real Madrid on Saturday. Xavi also expresses his lack of surprise at Girona’s strong performance in the league, as he believes they have been consistently performing well as a club for several years.
Injured and Suspended Players
Injury: Muscle injury
Expected Return: Mid October 2023 2. Frenkie de Jong
Injury: Sprained ankle
Expected Return: Mid October 2023 3. Oliver Torres
Injury: Muscle injury
Expected Return: Mid October 2023 4. Tanguy Nianzou
Injury: Hamstring injury
Expected Return: Mid October 2023 5. Marcao
Injury: Thigh injury
Expected Return: Mid October 2023 6. Alfonso Pastor
Injury: Meniscus injury
Expected Return: Mid October 2023
Based on the results of these 5 games
Against Mallorca, Barcelona came back from 2-1 down to draw 2-2. Against Celta Vigo, Barcelona led 2-1 at half-time before Celta equalized in the second half. Barcelona won 5-0 against Antwerp, Real Betis, and Osasuna.
Overall, Barcelona has been impressive in these five games and has a good chance of winning La Liga this season.
In these 5 games, Sevilla have had a record of 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss.
Sevilla 5-1 Almeria
In the 7th round of La Liga, Sevilla beat Almeria 5-1 at home. The game started with a goal from Rakitic for Sevilla in the 3rd minute. Almeria equalized in the 15th minute, but Sevilla went ahead with goals from Suso (32), Kondogbia (74) and Rakitic (85).
Osasuna 0-0 Sevilla
In the 8th round of La Liga, Sevilla were held to a 0-0 draw at home by Osasuna. The game ended in a goalless draw.
Sevilla 1-1 Lens
In the 1st round of the UEFA Champions League, Sevilla drew 1-1 at home with Lens. The game started with a goal from Rakitic for Sevilla in the 48th minute, but Lens equalized in the 87th minute.
Sevilla 1-0 Las Palmas
In the 5th round of La Liga, Sevilla beat Las Palmas 1-0 at home. The game ended with a goal from Rakitic for Sevilla in the 82nd minute.
Sevilla 1-2 Girona
In the 3rd round of La Liga, Sevilla lost 1-2 at home to Girona. The game started with a goal from Rakitic for Sevilla in the 15th minute, but Girona equalized in the 38th minute and won in the 79th minute.
The best option for betting on this match is a draw for Barcelona. However, because the odds are not high, and since a Barcelona win is risky, you can bet on a draw for Barcelona and over 1.5 goals in the match.
win Barcelona over 1.5