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  • March 13, 2011
  • • 20:00
  • • Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Sevilla
  • Referee: Miguel Pérez Lasa
  • • Attendance: 45000
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La Liga Preview: Sevilla - Barcelona

La Liga Preview: Sevilla - Barcelona


PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Sevilla: Varas; Navarro, Fazio, Caceres, Dabo; Perotti, Rakitic, Medel, Navas; Kanoute, Negredo

Sevilla


Barcelona: Valdes; Maxwell, Abidal, Pique, Alves; Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta; Villa, Messi, Pedro

Barcelona



DID YOU KNOW?
 

  • Sevilla are unbeaten in their last four home games, grabbing three wins and a draw.
  • The last four games in which Sevilla have been unable to score have all ended 0-0.
  • Alvaro Negredo has hit the frame of the goal more times than any other player this season, rattling the woodwork five times.
  • Sevilla are the only side to concede four David Villa goals in a single league game. That was in 2004, when the Asturian forward was playing with Zaragoza.
  • Barcelona have not suffered defeat at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in four years.
  • The Blaugrana are also undefeated in their last seven league games against Sevilla.
  • In those last seven meetings, Sevilla have only scored one goal in the first half.
  • Barcelona have scored in every one of the last 15 league games against Sevilla.
  • In the first 15 minutes of the second half, Barcelona have scored the most this season with 14 goals in that period, whilst Sevilla have conceded the most with 10.

LAST MEETING



October 30th, 2010: Barcelona 5-0 Sevilla


Braces from both David Villa and Lionel Messi were bolstered by a Dani Alves goal, to hand Barcelona a dominant win.

Players to watch

I. Rakitić

Position: Midfielder

Games: 8

  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
Rakitic has been in great form for Sevilla since signing in January, even when his team-mates have been less than impressive. He has scored important goals, and generally been Sevilla's focal point.

Busquets

Position: Midfielder

Games: 8

  • 0
  • 2
  • 0
The defensive midfielder's importance to Barcelona is often overlooked. It will fall on his shoulders to slow Sevilla's attack, particularly with the absence of Carles Puyol in defence, and he will also contribute to Barcelona's own attack.

Editor's Prediction

Barcelona are flying high, and you can expect them to continue that form in this game. Sevilla will not make it easy for them, but their inconsistency this season points too a heavy defeat.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Sevilla

Barcelona

Wins
0
0
5
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Sevilla FC SEV
Sevilla FC Sevilla
Draw
FC Barcelona FCB
FC Barcelona Barcelona
27%
68%

Top 3 Predictions

Sevilla FC SEV
0 - 3
FC Barcelona FCB
Sevilla FC SEV
1 - 3
FC Barcelona FCB
Sevilla FC SEV
4 - 0
FC Barcelona FCB

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