Sevilla vs Barcelona Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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The hosts are tough to beat in front of their own fans and we expect them to turn up the intensity in the second half of this Copa Del Rey clash

Sevilla welcome Barcelona to the Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan on Wednesday evening in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final.

The meeting is a repeat of last year's final which Barca won 5-0, while earlier this season Ernesto Valverde's side triumphed 4-2 against the Andalusians at Camp Nou in La Liga.

Latest odds

Sevilla have consistently made things tough for Barcelona at the Sanchez Pizjuan, drawing their last meeting there 2-2 in La Liga.​ Sevilla can be backed at 13/5 (3.60) to record a win while the Blaugrana are offered at 17/20 (1.85) and the draw at 3/1 (4.00).

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Team news

Lionel Messi started Sunday's La Liga game against Leganes on the bench, but should come back into the starting eleven here. Ousmane Dembele is out, along with centre-back trio Jeison Murillo, Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen all missing.

Sevilla have winger Nolito and midifelder Maxim Gonalons out injured.

Preview

This fixture tends to produce plenty of goals, although given this is a two-legged cup tie the approach may be a little different.

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At home against the country's biggest sides, Sevilla tend to come flying out of the blocks roared on by their passionate home crowd only for their intensity to wilt in the second half.

This season however, the Andalusians have been generally much sharper in the second half of matches and in La Liga, 15 of their last 18 goals have come after the break.

Meanwhile four the last five league goals that Barcelona have conceded have come in the second half, so there should be some interest in investing in the hosts to find the back of the net after the break.

Tips and predictions

Sevilla to score in the second half is offered at 8/11 (1.72) and has paid out in seven of their last ten matches at home in all competitions. Both teams to score in the second half could also be a strong option and is priced at 6/4 (2.50).

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Sevilla to score in the second half at 8/11 (1.72) for a 3pt stake with bet365

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