Revived Sevilla is back in La Liga action this Sunday with a trip to Camp Nou to take on leader Barcelona, the most in-form team in the league. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and bonuses in La Liga.
Barcelona: Winning Cures Everything
Xavi’s side has been victorious in its last four fixtures in La Liga and have two more league games against Sevilla and Villarreal before welcoming Manchester United for the first leg of the Europa League knockout round playoff.
This season’s La Liga title race involves just two teams: Barcelona and, as always, Real Madrid, which is sitting just five points behind Barca. The Catalan giants maintained their winning streak in midweek, running out 2-1 winners over Real Betis thanks to goals from Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski.
Barcelona will hope that Raphinha’s goal will boost his confidence, especially with Ousmane Dembele out injured for a longer period. There were more positives to take from the team’s defensive display too. Yes, Betis contributed on the scoresheet, but that was only because of an own goal by Jules Kounde. Barcelona has the best backline in the top five European leagues, with just seven goals allowed in 19 games.
If Real Madrid beats Real Mallorca earlier on Sunday, Barcelona’s lead will be trimmed to two points by the time this game kicks off, but we expect the host to have enough to add three more points to its season tally, so we will include Barca in our soccer picks and parlays.
Sevilla: Back to Winning Ways
Sevilla, a club used to being among the top four in the Spanish top-flight league, performing on the European stage, and winning trophies, is having a disappointing season, and there is no doubt that this is one of its worst campaigns in the last 20 years.
However, it seems that Jorge Sampaoli has found the ideal plan to save the club from getting relegated. Sevilla won its previous two games but played against two relegation sides, Elche and Cadiz. It managed to escape from the relegation zone with a series of good results and now sits 13th in the standings, two points above the red zone.
Sevilla has finished fourth in each of its last three La Liga campaigns; a Champions League spot looks to be well beyond it this season, but it will definitely be eyeing a top-half finish, with the team looking to move on from what was an incredibly difficult first half of the 2022-23 campaign. Still, if you’re betting online, you should fade it against the leader.
Barcelona vs Sevilla Head-to-Head
Barcelona’s defensive record this season is exceptional. The team is on course to concede only seven goals after 20 matches, which would be a new all-time record in La Liga. On average, Barca has let in just 0.37 goals per game in the top flight.
Sevilla scored eight fewer goals than it should have based on the quality of the chances the team created. The visitors have scored in 19 of their 20 games in all competitions since Sampaoli replaced Lopetegui in the dugout.
Barcelona won the previous two encounters between the two sides.
Barcelona vs Sevilla Match Information
- Match: Barcelona (16-2-1) vs Sevilla (5-6-8)
- Location: Camp Nou, Barcelona
- Day/Time: Sunday, Feb. 5, 3:00 p.m. ET
- Barcelona vs Sevilla Live Stream: fuboTV
Barcelona vs Sevilla Betting Lines
Barcelona vs Sevilla Picks and Prediction
Barcelona enters this clash as a heavy favorite, priced at -295 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds, while the goal line is set at three.
The Andalusians’ main problem this term is their poor record on the road and we don’t expect them to return home with point/s. Barcelona is unbeaten at home this season, winning seven of nine games and allowing just one goal in the process. We don’t expect a high-scoring game, so we will combine the moneyline with the goals market.
Barcelona is listed at -295 in our Vegas La Liga lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Barcelona, you have a chance to win $34. The Sevilla is +825, offering a chance to win $825 on a $100 wager. The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Barcelona a 74.68% chance to win, with Sevilla at 10.81%.