LionsBet Preview: Barcelona – Sevilla: Back Messi to score

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The Argentine will be making a landmark league appearance and will be hoping to mark the occasion by getting into the goalscoring act

The big game of the La Liga weekend will see FC Barcelona lock horns with Sevilla at the Camp Nou on Saturday evening.

The Blaugrana continue to fly high in the Spanish top flight having won nine of their 10 games, losing none. The 2-0 win at Athletic Bilbao was their latest result that sent them four points clear at the top. Though Barca could only draw at Olympiakos in the Champions League in midweek, they remain favourites to triumph at (1.22) with LionsBet.

Los Rojiblancos have equally been in good form over the past week, winning at home to Leganes before dispelling Spartak Moscow. Sevilla sit fifth on the log, nine points behind the leaders but will fancy their chances at (10.75) to give Barcelona their first league defeat of the campaign.

Sevilla celebrate against Leganes

A draw at the end of 90 minutes is priced at odds of (7.00) with the same firm.

Barca have dominated this fixture evident by the fact they are unbeaten in their last 14 league games against Sevilla (12 wins, two draws). Ernesto Valverde’s men are (1.04) to avoid losing.

The Catalan giants have conceded only three goals in La Liga, which is their best ever defensive tally after the first 10 games of a season. Odds of (2.30) are available for punters backing them to win to nil and at (2.25) to win both halves.

Messi to score vs. Sevilla

Sevilla have conceded 38 goals in the last 14 league games against their opponents, shipping in an average of 2.7 goals per game. Backing three of more goals comes in at a price of (1.25).

Lionel Messi has scored 29 goals against Eduardo Berizzo’s side making it the team he has scored most goals against. He will be making a club record 393rd league appearance and LionsBet tips him to make the occasion by scoring first at (2.05) and (1.14) anytime.