BAR vs SEV Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Barcelona vs Sevilla Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
Copa del Rey, Quarter-finals, 2nd Leg
When: January 31, 02:00 AM, IST
Where: Camp Nou
ESL vs RS Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Barcelona must overcome a two-goal deficit to advance into the semi-final of Copa del Rey when they host Sevilla at Camp Nou, in Barcelona, Catalonia, on Wednesday night (IST).
Barcelona’s quest for the treble is facing a gigantic hurdle after a flop show in Seville. Though the result was not out of some unexpected realms as the opponents were and are capable of those sorts of performance.
However, if Barcelona are to defend Copa del Rey, they must do it by erasing a two-goal deficit as Sevilla won the first leg 2-0 at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
That said, manager Ernesto Valverde left Lionel Messi out of his matchday squad in the first leg. While the likes of Philippe Coutinho and Luis Suarez started on the bench, resulting in a toothless display from the reigning champions of this competition.
The Catalan giants are leading the La Liga table by five points ahead of 2nd placed Atletico Madrid. And they are also into the knockout rounds of Champions League and will be facing Lyon in the round of 16 tie.
There's no doubt that Barca are supremely talented. But their display at the weekend against Girona is a matter of great worry for the manager and their faithful.
For the visitors, the preparations for the huge clash against Barcelona couldn't have gone in a better way as they thumped Levante 5-0 in La Liga at the weekend.
It was an absolute world-class performance from the five-time Europa League champions as not only they scored five goals but didn't let the opponents a shot on the target. From the back to the front, everything clicked for them in that match.
To make that win even more sweet for Pablo Machin and his men, fifth-placed Deportivo Alaves lost at home against Rayo Vallecano. As a result, Sevilla remained fourth but moved four points clear of Alaves.
Before the win against Barcelona, Sevilla were in the midst of a treacherous downfall. They won just once in five games, losing three times. This is the sort of streak which could threaten a club's good work of the earlier season.
But two wins in as many games and certain things are looking up for Sevilla once again.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Barcelona – L W W W L W
Sevilla – W L L L W W
ESL vs RS Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Barcelona vs Sevilla Team News:
Injured – Samuel Umtiti remains a long-term absentee with a knee injury. The World Cup-winning defender hasn't featured for Barcelona since September.
While Valverde will also be without Ousmane Dembele (ankle) and Rafinha (cruciate ligament) in this match.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None
Note: Ernesto Valverde is expected to make some changes to his starting 11 in this match. But we still expect it would be a strong 11 which would be strong enough to erase the 2-0 deficit from the first leg.
Key Players – Messi, Coutinho
Injured – The visitors will be without Nolito and Maxime Gonalons in this match.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – However, Sevilla will be monitoring the fitness of some players before this match. Sergi Gomez, Sergio Escudero, Jesus Navas and Aleix Vidal all are struggling with injury problems of late.
Note: Expect Pablo Machin to start with Andre Silva and Ben Yedder in this match.
Key Players – Andre Silva, Ever Banega
ESL vs RS Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Barcelona– Cillessen (GK), Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Roberto, Arthur, Vidal; Messi, Boateng, Malcom
Sevilla – Soriano (GK), Mercado, Gomez, Kjaer; Navas, Banega, Amadou, Sarabia, Escudero; Promes, Ben Yedder
ESL vs RS Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Sevilla may have won the last game but Barcelona are still the force in this particular fixture. Before their 2-0 loss at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, the Catalan giants were on an 11-game unbeaten streak against Sevilla.
We are backing Barcelona to win this match.
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