Next Wednesday, the cup will also be played in Spain. In the Copa del Rey’s semi-finals, Sevilla FC meets FC Barcelona. The first leg will be held in Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán in Seville. The return in Camp Nou will follow on 3 March. Do you think you know in advance every team will win?
Barcelona has strengths, but so does Sevilla!
Sevilla FC and FC Barcelona will compete in two matches for a ticket to the final of the Copa del Rey. The first game is with Sevilla and Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui wets his chest for the Catalan team’s arrival. Lopetegui thinks his team has a chance. “FC Barcelona has its strengths, but we have them too,” says the Sevilla coach in his preview of the Copa del Rey top match.
The final would be against the other semi-finalists Athletic Bilbao or Levante. Trainer Koeman is not looking that far ahead. “First play and win the semi-finals. We will have to play well to win”, says Koeman who gave Frenkie de Jong and Lionel Messi as much rest as possible in last weekend’s match. “We played eleven games this year, ten of which were not at home and late at night. We had to protect the players and ensure that there are no more injuries”, Koeman concludes the analysis before the match against Sevilla.
Statistics Sevilla vs Barcelona
Sevilla defeated Almeria (0-1) and Valencia (3-0) in the previous rounds of the Copa del Rey. In the home game against Valencia, our fellow countryman Luuk de Jong managed to score twice. He was once again crucial for the top Spanish club. FC Barcelona had to take on Granada in the previous round, which we still know from the Europa League matches against PSV. Coach Koeman’s team only won after the extension. In regular time, the Catalans already fell behind with two goals against. At the end of the match there a 2-2 draw. This, thanks to goals from Griezmann and Alba. Frenkie de Jong managed to score in extra time and in a spectacular spare time it eventually became 3-5 for Barça.
H2H: Sevilla FC vs FC Barcelona
Sevilla FC and FC Barcelona played against each other in the Copa del Rey’s quarter-finals on January 30, 2019. With 6-1, Barça was much too strong for the team from the orange city. The last time the teams played against each other in Seville was on June 16, 2020. There was then still a draw with 0-0.
Current form Sevilla
FC Sevilla started the cup week with a home game against Getafe in La Liga. The trainer Lopetegui is fourth in the Spanish league and won 3-0 against Getafe, which is thirteenth. On January 12, Sevilla lost for the last time. Against the current league leader Atletico Madrid. Was lost 2-0.
Current form FC Barcelona
Like Sevilla, FC Barcelona also started with a victory over Betis, the fellow-townsman of Sevilla FC. The match was won 2-3 by the team of trainer Koeman. Barcelona is therefore second in the Spanish league. In La Liga, there has not been lost for a while. On January 17, the Superbeker match against Athletic de Bilbao was lost with 2-3.
What do we expect during Seville – Barcelona?
We expect it to be a 1-1 draw and that a winner will only be announced at Camp Nou on March 3. Let’s look at the odds at the various betting offices. This gives you an idea of what the professional predictors think about the cup violence in the Seville – Barcelona match.