Barcelona will play their second game in three days when they travel to the south of Spain this Saturday to play against fourth-placed Sevilla in their 25th La Liga match of the season.
Stadium: Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan
Sevilla have kept five consecutive clean sheets in their last five league games.
They are also on a run of six wins from six league games.
Barcelona travel to Sevilla with six wins from six away games in the league.
They have only kept one clean sheet in their last nine competitive matches, conceding 17 goals in that period.
Sevilla who are currently occupying the fourth place with 48 points after 23 games will continue their quest to remain in the top four when they host Barca this Saturday.
After starting the season so brilliantly, Julen Lopetegui’s side dropped off in form in October. But they quickly sorted out their form and have since returned to their devastating best.
They head into this tie with nine wins from their last ten games—with the loss to Dortmund in the Champions League, their only dent since January 12th when they lost to Atletico Madrid.
With two points separating them and their visitors, Sevilla will be looking for a win that will take them to third above Barcelona who have played a game more. The hosts have conceded just seven goals at home all season—the record is the league’s lowest alongside Atletico Madrid.
Possible Sevilla line-up
Yassine Bounou; Karim Rekik, Jules Kounde, Diego Carlos, Aleix Vidal; Ivan Rakitic, Fernando, Joan Jordan; Alejandro Gomez, Suso, Youssef En-Nesyri.
Lionel Messi spared Barcelona’s in their last outing with a brace from the Argentine superstar enough to see out Elche.
Ronald Koeman has called out his other bigger stars to step up the plate and will be looking for a response when his side travel to Sevilla this Saturday.
The visitors head into this game with two wins from their last five games (D1, L2) but they remain a team to beat on their day. They will look to put behind their woeful point haul and avoid a beating in this game, as a loss will mean that they drop to fourth place behind their hosts.
Possible Barcelona line-ups
Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Sergino Dest, Oscar Samuel Umtiti, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Pedri; Ousmane Dembele, Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi.
Sevilla : Draw : Barcelona :: 3.25 : 3.60 2.15
Sevilla 2—3 Barcelona