Sevilla go against Barcelona in Round 4 of the 2022-23 La Liga season.
The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. GMT on Saturday, 3 September 2022. The match venue is Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Sevilla.
Latest odds on betting sites
Sevilla to win odds are priced at 4.50 (+350 American; 7/2 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.60 (+260; 13/5), while Barcelona to win odds are priced at 1.80 (-125; 4/5).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Sevilla — 20%, draw — 30%, Barcelona — 50%.
Latest betting odds on Sevilla vs Barcelona (3 September 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
- Asian handicap (+0.5, +1.0) on Sevilla — 1.83 (-120; 5/6)
- Asian handicap (-0.5, -1.0) on Barcelona — 2.08 (+108; 27/25)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.66 (-150; 2/3)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
Match preview and statistics
Sevilla are without a win in this league so far this season, with two losses and a draw. They lost 1-2 to Osasuna in the first match, drew 1-1 with Real Valladolid and lost 1-2 to Almeria in Round 3.
In the match, they drew. A quick response to Valladolid’s goal in the 86th minute got them their only points in the league. Karim Rekik scored the goal with a shot into the centre of the net. Two red cards were shown in the game. Marcos Acuna and Jawad El Yamiq were both sent off.
In the last game, Sevilla opened the scoring in half of an hour. Oliver Torres scored with a header into the bottom left corner, Alex Telles assisted with the cross. Largie Ramazani levelled the score in the 42nd minute with a shot to the bottom left corner. Umar Sadiq scored the winning goal for Almeria in the 55th minute from close range to the top left corner.
Team statistics: 68% possession, 0.99 expected goals, 13 total shots, two big chances, five shots on target, 482 accurate passes, 88% pass accuracy, 11 fouls committed, five offsides, two corners and eight yellow cards.
Sevilla team news: Jesus Corona and Marcao are out due to injuries.
Barcelona are third in the league table with seven points and a +7 seven goal difference. They have two wins and a draw in the league. La Blaugrana beat Real Valladolid 4-nil in their last match.
Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring in the 24th minute. He stuck out his leg and guided the ball into the net with his boot, following the inswinging cross from Raphinha. Pedri doubled the lead on the stroke of halftime as he found the back of the net with a shot. Assisted by Ousmane Dembele, who created a yard of space before passing to the unmarked Pedri.
Lewandowski scored the third goal in the 65th minute of the second half and bagged his brace. He slotted the ball with a backheel through the defender’s leg into the goal. Assisted by Dembele, who passed to him.
Sergi Roberto made it 4-nil in the 90+2 minute. It was Lewandowski’s chance to score a hattrick but his shot got saved, and it deflected off the bar. Roberto was at the right spot and placed it into the net.
Team statistics: 68% possession, 2.67 expected goals, 24 total shots, five big chances, nine shots on target, 570 accurate passes, 89% pass accuracy, nine fouls committed, one offsides, and 14 corners.
Barcelona team news: No player is injured or suspended for the match.
Sevilla vs Barcelona H2H
Barcelona have three wins and a draw in the last four matches against Sevilla. They won 1-nil in the last match.
Lineups and key players
Sevilla projected starting lineup:
- Yassine Bounou
- Jesus Navas
- Tanguy Nianzou
- Karim Rekik
- Alex Telles
- Joan Jordan
- Thomas Delaney
- Youssef En Nesyri
- Rafa Mir
- Alejandro Gomez
Rafa Mir is the key player to watch out for. He has scored only one goal in the league so far. The attacker needs to wear his scoring boots for this match. Mir should be able to get on the scoresheet.
FC Barcelona projected starting lineup:
- Marc-Andre Ter Stegen
- Jules Kounde
- Ronald Araujo
- Eric Garcia
- Alex Balde
- Sergio Busquets
- Ousmane Dembele
- Robert Lewandowski
Ousmane Dembele is the key player to watch out for. He has dropped a good performance in all of the games played this season. Dembele provided two assists in the last match against Valladolid. Expecting another top performance from him in this coming game, at least a goal or an assist.
Prediction and betting tips
Barcelona are in very good form ahead of this match. They have won two consecutive league games. Sevilla are in poor form, with two losses and a draw in the league. They have managed to score just three goals, an average of one per game. Their defensive rating has been as well.
Barca have won three of their last four games against Sevilla. Predictions for this match are Barca to win both halves, and both teams to score (No). Barca’s defence is strong currently. It’s going to be difficult for a weak Sevilla side to score against it. La Blaugrana’s form give them the edge of winning both halves.
Betting prediction: HT/FT — 2/2
Odds: 2.90 (+190 American; 19/10 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Both teams to score (No)
Odds: 2.10 (+110 American; 11/10 Fractional)