Sevilla FC vs FC Barcelona Match Preview: Match Time, Predictions, Players To Watch & Analysis
After a hard-fought 2-0 win against Leganes CD at the Camp Nou on Matchday 29 (June 16, 2020), league leader FC Barcelona is set to battle in an away draw against third-placed Sevilla at Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium on Matchday 30 (June 19) on Saturday.
Sevilla joins the duel after the 1-1 draw it endured against Levante on Matchday 29 (June 15). The match saw Sevilla five-match unbeaten streak extend to 6. On the other end of the spectrum, Barcelona has won the previous three Laliga match after losing 2-0 to Real Madrid
Read below to get more information about match time, venue, and players to watch during the match, along with predicted lineups from both the teams.
Match Details — Venue, Time
The match between Sevilla and FC Barcelona is going to take place in Sevilla’s home stadium, Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium. It is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 19, 2020.
The match starts at 10 pm Central European Summer Time (CEST).
How To Watch Sevilla vs. FC Barcelona?
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, matches are being played in empty stadiums. However, you can still watch a game from the comfort of your home.
In Eastern Asia, DAZN and WOWOW are the official broadcasters in Japan, and Now TV is given rights to broadcast the league in Hong Kong. If you are in Australia and New Zealand, you can watch the match live in beIN Sports.
League Positions, Recent Form
Going into this match, FC Barcelona are at the top of the league with 64 points. Similarly, Sevilla are at the 3rd position with 51 points.
Both the teams are performing well going into this game. The home team Sevilla have 14 wins from 29 matches (nine draws and six losses). In their last five games, Sevilla have won three and drawn two.
Similarly, FC Barcelona, the away team in this match, have 20 wins from 29 games, with four draws and five losses. The Catalan giants have won four out of their last five games before going into this game, with the only loss (0-2) coming against Real Madrid before the coronavirus break.
FC Barcelona hold a better head-to-head record against Sevilla going into this game. In 32 matches between these teams since 2011, Barcelona won 24 of them, Sevilla have won 4, and 4 of them ended in a draw.
Talking about recent clashes, the last five matches between the two teams consist of 4 wins for the Blaugranas, with one win for Sevilla in Copa Del Rey.
Julen Lopetegui, the Sevilla manager, is expected to line his team up in a 4-3-3 formation, as he has done in all the matches of the league season except one.
Possible Sevilla Line-up: Tomas Vaclik (GK), Sergio Reguilon, Diego Carlos, Jules Kounde, Jesus Navas, Fernando, Joan Jordan, Ever Banega, Lucas Ocampos, Luuk de Jong, Munir El Haddadi
FC Barcelona, much like Sevilla, is also expected to line up in a 4-3-3 formation. The formation has been their go-to formation since the 3-4-3 formation didn’t quite work out in the initial matches since Setien’s takeover in January.
Key Midfielder duo Frenkie de Jong and Sergi Roberto won't be taking part in this game due to injuries. De Jong is excluded from the traveling team due to a calf strain, and Sergi Roberto is suffering from a fractured rib.
Possible FC Barcelona Line-up: Marc-André ter Stegen, Nelson Semedo, Gerard Piqué, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Arthur Melo, Arturo Vidal, Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Ansu Fati.
Players To Watch
From the home side, there are a couple of players to keep an eye on during the match. One of them is Ever Banega. The midfielder is the highest assist-provider for his team this season with 6 in all competitions. Another player to watch for Sevilla would be Munir El Haddadi. He will be playing against his former side, and it will be interesting to see how well he performs.
As for FC Barcelona, there are a few obvious picks. Lionel Messi will be someone to keep an eye on. The Argentine has 29 goals and 9 assists in 26 matches against, and he will want to add some more to that astonishing record.
Another player to watch for Barcelona would be Ansu Fati. The youngster was in the starting lineup against Leganes and scored the opening goal of the game. It will be fascinating to watch how he will perform against a bigger side like Sevilla.
Matchday 29 Results
|Getafe 0||Espanyol 0||Tuesday, June 16|
|Villareal 1||Mallorca 0||Tuesday, June 16|
|Barcelona 2||Leganes 0||Tuesday, June 16|
|Eibar 2||Athletic 2||Wednesday, June 17|
|Valladolid 0||Celta Vigo 0||Wednesday, June 17|
|Osasuna 0||Atletico Madrid 5||Wednesday, June 19|
|Alaves||Real Sociedad||Thursday, June 18, TBP|
|Real Madrid||Valencia||Thursday, June 18, TBP|
Matchday 30 Fixtures: When to Watch The Games? Match Time UK and Spain
|Match Vs||Date||Time (UK)||Time (Spain)||Time US (UTC-8)|
|Granada||Villareal||Friday, June 19||6:30 pm||7:30 pm||09:30 am|
|Mallorca||Leganes||Friday, June 19||6:30 pm||7:30 pm||09:30 am|
|Sevilla||Barcelona||Friday, June 19||9:00 pm||10:00 pm||12:00 pm|
|Espanyol||Levante||Saturday, June 20||1:00 pm||2:00 pm||04:00 am|
|Athletic||Betis||Saturday, June 20||4:00 pm||5:00 pm||07:00 am|
|Getafe||Eibar||Saturday, June 20||6:30 pm||7:30 pm||09:30 am|
|Athletic Madrid||Valladolid||Saturday, June 20||9:00 pm||8:00 pm||12:00 pm|
|Celta Vigo||Alaves||Sunday, June 21||1:00 pm||2: pm||04:00 am|
|Valencia||Osasuna||Sunday, June 21||6: 30 pm||7:30 pm||09:30 am|
|Real Sociedad||Real Madrid||Sunday, June 21||9 pm||8:00 pm||12:00 pm|
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