Since the 3-2 loss at Osasuna in February Barcelona have quickly gone back to being their old selves, winning five games in a row in all competitions and scoring 19 goals in the process.
That doesn’t bode well for a Seville side coming into the pair’s clash at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan having won just two of their last nine home league matches and Pep Guardiola’s troops are a banker at 2/5 with Stan James.
Paddy Power rate the Catalans giants at evens in the handicaps where they start a goal in arrears and Lionel Messi, who has scored seven in his last two matches, is just 9/4 (Blue Square) to break the deadlock.
Mid-table Rayo Vallecano meanwhile, are 13/10 via Coral to get the better of Real Betis, whose poor away record could be their undoing.
Double on Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano – 11/5 (Coral)