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Our man in Spain believes backing over 1.5 goals in the opening 45 minutes is the best option for Saturday's clash

The match of the weekend in La Liga is at the Camp Nou on Saturday night as Barcelona host Sevilla. The Catalans have a strong record against the Andalusians unbeaten in the league for over six years, with bet365 pricing another Barcelona triumph at just 2/11 (1.15).

Sevilla meanwhile can be backed at 14/1 (15.00) with the draw offered at 9/1 (10.00).

With Barcelona playing at home is it hard to look beyond the goals market, and one of our favourite bets, over 1.5 goals first half, would seem to be an excellent option.

Priced at 5/6 (1.85) this bet has paid out in both of Barca's home games this season, as well as in two of Sevilla matches so far.

If Barca get into their stride they are capable of steamrolling sides in the first half as they showed against Levante, and in part against Valencia last time out.

However Sevilla have goals in them if the side can click, and new signing Kevin Gameiro's double against Malaga in their previous fixture will have given their star striker plenty of confidence.

Both teams to score has a good chance of paying out as well at 8/11 (1.73) but for higher odds backing at least two goals in the opening 45 minutes offers punters an excellent chance of a decent return.

Over 1.5 goals first half at 5/6 (1.83) 1.0 point stake with bet365

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV Presenter in Madrid