Date and Time: 4th April 2022 @12:30 AM IST
Venue: Camp Nou
Barcelona vs Sevilla Where to Watch?
Barcelona vs Sevilla Team News:
Barcelona has been given a lift by the return to training of Ansu Fati and Samuel Umtiti after extended periods on the sidelines, but the duo is still unable to feature for the club. Likewise, Sergino Dest and Sergio Roberto are ruled out of this encounter, but the hosts have no new injury worries, and it would not be surprising to see the same starting lineup as the one that played in the El Clasico the week before.
Following his strong recent form, Ousmane Dembele is anticipated to play with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ferran Torres in the last third of the field, where he has previously played. Meanwhile, despite the availability of Dani Alves at right-back, Ronald Araujo might retain his place in the starting lineup, with Eric Garcia pairing up with Gerard Pique in the centre of the park.
Luuk de Jong would have been ready to play against his former team on Sunday, but the seasoned striker will not be allowed to participate due to a positive COVID-19 test result.
As for Sevilla, Fernando, Yassine Bounou, Thomas Delaney, Rafa Mir, Marcos Acuna, Suso, Karim Rekik, and Alejandro Gomez are all presently out with injuries, as are Rafa Mir, Marcos Acuna, Suso, Karim Rekik, and Alejandro Gomez. Despite this, Diego Carlos might return to the centre of the defence, and there will be alterations from the team that went to the field for the first whistle against Real Sociedad the last time out on the road.
With Anthony Martial potentially shifting to the left, Youssef En-Nesyri might be given the nod as centre-forward. Munir El Haddadi is expected to face his previous club and could line up in the number 10 role. Joan Jordan and Ivan Rakitic are both anticipated to return for Sevilla in the centre of the park, replacing Delaney and Oliver Torres, who are both out with injuries at the moment.
Barcelona vs Sevilla Probable Playing XI:
Barcelona possible starting lineup:
Ter Stegen; Araujo, Pique, E Garcia, Alba; F de Jong, Busquets, Pedri; Dembele, Aubameyang, F Torres
Sevilla possible starting lineup:
Dmitrovic; Navas, Kounde, Carlos, Augustinsson; Jordan, Rakitic; Ocampos, Munir, Martial; En-Nesyri
Barcelona vs Sevilla Betting Predictions:
Match Betting: Barcelona win (1.45)
Sevilla win (7.00)
The One-Liner Explainer:
In this encounter, we anticipate Barcelona to take up another three points, extending their unbeaten streak to five games. The fact that Sevilla did not lose much, but is without several important players, makes it tough to predict a favourable outcome for Lopetegui’s side on Sunday evening, given the current condition of both clubs.