Barcelona vs Sevilla Prediction: Copa del Rey Match on 03.03.2021
Copa del Rey returns in midweek and Barcelona enjoy a home advantage over a Sevilla side hoping to cause a massive upset. The visitors won on their patch in the first leg and are now within touching distance of pulling off a result that would have seemed impossible just weeks ago. Can they see it out and keep their cup dreams alive?
These teams have already met three times this season and there is nothing between the pair in the head-to-head stats. The first clash ended in a 1-1 draw in La Liga late last year before Sevilla caused a shock result in the first leg of this competition, winning 2-0. On the ropes, Barca responded in style to claim a 2-0 revenge win at the weekend in the league. The scene is now set for a thrilling 90 minutes with extra-time and penalties a possibility.
Barca bag three points
Barcelona picked up a crucial three points at the weekend in their quest to wrestle the La Liga title back from rivals Real Madrid. The locals were at their best to beat Sevilla 2-0 on Saturday away from home. That result kept them on the coattails of current league leaders Atletico Madrid and the title race this season is likely to go right down to the wire.
Dembele broke the deadlock with 29 minutes on the clock, scoring to give his side the advantage their play deserved. The game then hung in the balance until the 85th minute when Messi struck a second to give Barca some breathing space. It was closer than the final score suggests but there was no debating the fact we ended with a worthy winner.
Sevilla’s fate in their hands
Sevilla caused a cup shock in the first leg of this tie when beating Barcelona 2-0. It was a result few followers of Spanish football saw coming but Sevilla were on form in that game and they caught their opponents on an off night. They now take a strong aggregate lead into the second leg and it’s likely the visitors will try to defend that and sneak through. Easier said than done, of course, but their fate is in their hands.
Kounde opened the scoring in that game when finding the net on 25 minutes and there was a second when Rakitic fired home with 85 minutes. Sevilla celebrated a hard-earned victory over the mighty Barcelona but know there’s still work to do in this tie and nothing has been decided just yet. They must defend their lead against one of the best-attacking sides in the world.
Barcelona vs Sevilla prediction
Barcelona have two goals to find just to make this interesting. If Sevilla find the net at any stage, then it gets even more difficult for the locals. Barca are up against it here so could come flying out of the blocks, going on the attack from the first whistle.
Copa del Rey odds
Barcelona are 1.512 with Sevilla 5.9 and the draw 4.46.
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