Live on Sky Sports 1: Sun 18.00 & 20.00: Barcelona are 4/9 with William Hill to beat Seville but it could be a tight affair.
Barcelona remain unbeaten on the road but at present they don’t look quite as invincible as they have in the past. Nevertheless, it’s hard to recommend a wager on opponents Seville at 15/2 with , simply because they have been so inconsistent, not just recently, but all season.
Pep Guardiola’s men are 4/9 with William Hill but the way they have toiled at times, the 1-0 win at Valencia being a case in point, suggests that an upset for them could be on the horizon and so we’re reluctant to get too involved at such a short price.
Instead it could be worth speculating on the hosts to make life difficult for the league leaders up to a point anyway, at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, where Barca are 3/1 courtesy of bet365 to prevail by a one-goal margin.
It looks a more straightforward call at El Madrigal as Villareal’s outstanding record on their own patch is pitched against Sporting Gijon’s terrible record on the road. Such is the contrast in fortunes for the pair, at home and away respectively, that it’s hard to understand why make El Submarino Amarillo as high as 4/6, but we’re not complaining.
Barcelona to beat Seville by a one-goal margin – 3/1 (bet365)
Villareal to beat Sporting Gijon – 4/6 ()