The Sunday evening action in La Liga sees Spanish champions Barcelona play host to high-flying Sevilla, who are just two points off the league summit. The Catalan giants are favourites for this clash but it could be a testing clash for a side who are under pressure.
Where and when: Camp Nou, Barcelona– 6 October, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Barcelona vs. Sevilla: William Hill, Premier Sports
Last time: Barcelona ran out 4-2 victors in both league games between the two sides last season and also saw off Sevilla in the Copa del Rey quarter finals, winning 6-1 at the Camp Nou in the rout.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Sevilla double chance||29/20||Offer|
|Over 3.5 goals||7/5||Offer|
|Lucas Ocampos anytime scorer||24/5||Offer|
Barcelona vs. Sevilla Predictions and Preview
Barcelona are already in a mini-crisis this season – they have picked up a miserly four points from their four away matches to date but have won all three home games to date.
They defeated both Real Betis and Valencia 5-2 in their home games before edging out Villarreal 2-1, while they won at Getafe 2-0 last time out.
Sevilla bounced back from successive league defeats to defeat high-flying Real Sociedad 3-2 in their last game, putting them firmly among the early leading pack of clubs.
Unsurprisingly due to their stature, the hosts are heavy favourites for this encounter at odds of 11/20 with a Sevilla victory priced at 24/5 and the draw available at 10/3.
This fixture tends to produce plenty of goals with 29 flying in across the past six meetings, so over 3.5 goals is priced at 7/5 with over 4.5 at a tempting 10/3.
A ‘double chance’ on Sevilla to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 29/20 while a Barca win/draw outcome is at 1/8.
If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 7/5.
One to watch for Barcelona: Luis Suarez is back in the Barcelona attack and scored two goals in his return in the recent 5-2 home victory over Valencia alongside netting at Getafe. He is available at 57/50 to score in this game.
One to watch for Sevilla: Argentine midfielder Lucas Ocamos has netted in each of his last two outings and has been in outstanding form since joining from Marseille. Is at 24/5 to find the net in this one.
Long shot: Barcelona have already failed to score three times this season including two of their last four while Sevilla have four clean sheets already this season. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 16/1.