BAR vs SEV Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Sevilla vs Barcelona Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
French Cup, Round of 32
When: January 24, 2019, 02:00 AM, IST
Where: Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
BAR vs SEV Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
The defending champions Barcelona will be traveling to Seville for the first leg of Copa del Rey quarterfinal match as they take on Sevilla at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán on Thursday night (IST).
After ending the 2017-18 campaign at 7th and missing out on the riches of Champions League football, Pablo Machin has managed to steady the club in a very short period of time. At the moment, Sevilla are sitting at fourth in the table with 33 points from 20 games.
The last match, however, revealed the gulf between them and the top two-three teams. Real Madrid, despite not hitting their usual high standards, managed to beat them 2-0 at Santiago Bernabeu. After the match, Machin admitted that his side faced perhaps the best Madrid of this season.
The form is a worry for Sevilla at the moment as the 2-0 loss was their third consecutive in all competitions. No wonder, the teams below them, Deportivo Alaves and Getafe in particular, have trimmed down the gap on them as they sit just a win away from catching them.
So the season could still turn bad if Sevilla don’t check their bad results in time. What’s better than to start against the mighty Barcelona, and that too at home. A hammer blow, a convincing win may go a long way in infusing confidence back into the squad.
Barcelona meanwhile are coming into this match off the back of three straight wins, including a second-leg 3-0 win over Levante in the Copa del Rey.
The defending champions were rattled and in danger of getting knocked out of the competition after Levante shocked them 2-1 in the first leg. But the normality resumed as two goals from Ousmane Dembele and a Lionel Messi strike just seven minutes after the break put the result to the bed.
The Catalan giants kept their five-point lead at the top intact by beating Leganes 3-1 at Camp Nou in la Liga. Ernesto Valverde decided to tweak his side as Lionel Messi featured only from the bench and got a goal. The visitor to Seville could be the reason and we may see all the big guns starting this match.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Sevilla – D D W L L L
Barcelona – W W L W W W
BAR vs SEV Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Sevilla vs Barcelona Team News:
Injured – Nolito is still out for Sevilla. He remains the only major injury absentee for the hosts ahead of this match.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: Changes are expected from Pablo Machin. Munir El Haddadi made his Sevilla debut at the Santiago Bernabeu from the bench. The 23-year-old Spanish forward is in line to face his former club just a week after joing Sevilla in the January transfer window.
Quincy Promes and Aleix Vidal could also start this match.
Key Players – Banega, Yedder
Injured – Rafinha and Samuel Umtiti have been ruled out for the visitors.
Ousmane Dembele, meanwhile, suffered an ankle sprain against Leganes and won’t be involved here.
Suspended – None at the moment.
Questionable – None.
Note: The likes of Arturo Vidal, Murillo and Nelson Semedo were not involved at the weekend and are expected to start here. While Ivan Rakitic also featured from the bench and could start the match.
While Jasper Cillessen has performed quite well in this competition and is expected to keep his place.
Key Players – Messi, Suarez
BAR vs SEV Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Sevilla– Soriano (GK), Mercado, Carrico, Gnagnon; Promes, Vazquez, Mesa, Banega, Vidal; Munir, Ben Yedder
Barcelona– Cillessen (GK), Semedo, Murillo, Vermaelen, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Vidal; Messi, L Suarez, Coutinho
BAR vs SEV Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Barcelona have a pretty solid record against Sevilla in the last few games. The last match went in favor of Barca as they recorded a 4-2 win over Los Hispalenses. While the last meeting at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan ended in a 2-2 draw.
Both the teams also faced each other in this competition’s final last season with Barcelona running out 5-0 winners.
The result of this match could depend on the starting 11 which Ernesto Valverde may opt to field.
A Barcelona win is our call.
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