Sevilla vs Barcelona
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Tuesday, 21 December 2021
Kick-off at 20:30 UK/ 21:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán.
Sevilla will look to build on a 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid when they take on Barcelona in the La Liga derby.
Los Sevillanos aim to put an extra pressure on league leaders Real Madrid, and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in the postponed fixture.
Fernando Reges is back from suspension, while Gonzalo Montiel, Acuna and Lucas Ocampos have joined Jesus Navas, Youssef En-Nesyri, and Erik Lamela in the recovery room.
The Catalan outfit, on the other hand, recorded a hard-fought 3-2 win over Elche, with Nico scoring a late winner at Camp Nou.
Barca aim to move closer to the Champions League berth, and given the number of absentees in the home team, we predict that Xavi’s men are going to pick up one point from the midweek game.
Gerard Pique is back from suspension, while all Demir, Dest, Depay, Roberto, Pedri, Ansu Fati, Braithwaite, and Wague remain in the recovery room.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 20, 2021
Sevilla vs Barcelona Head-to-head (h2h)
Teams Sevilla Barcelona played so far 59 matches.
Sevilla won 10 direct matches. Barcelona won 38 matches. 11 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 3.27 goals per Match.
Sevilla vs Barcelona Prediction
Sevilla in actual season average scored 1.45 goals per match. In 11 (84.62%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 7 (53.85%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.
Barcelona average scored 1.55 goals per match in season 2021. In 9 (75.00%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 7 (58.33%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.
Sevilla will be able to call upon Fernando with the midfielder having served his one-match suspension for five yellow cards.
However, Gonzalo Montiel is expected to miss out through injury, and it leaves Lopetegui with an issue at right-back with Jesus Navas also on the sidelines.
Nemanja Gudelj and Ludwig Augustinsson are both in contention to deputise, while Rafa Mir should return in attack.
Gerard Pique is back from a one-match ban, but a recall to a three-man backline is not a foregone conclusion.
Frenkie de Jong will be assessed after being withdrawn through fatigue at the weekend, with Philippe Coutinho an alternative to Ousmane Dembele if Xavi is against risking the Frenchman twice in three days.
Nico Gonzalez may also get the nod down the middle of the attack after his decisive goal as a substitute versus Elche.
Sevilla vs Barelona possible starting lineups: