Although a fixture between the two sides may have enticed fans nationwide in past seasons, Sevilla admittedly won’t pose the same threat as usual when they play hosts to Barcelona this weekend, as they are predictably short odds with Betfred to take all three points back to the Nou Camp.
However, Los Sevillistas could still cause a stumbling block in Barça’s chance for the La Liga title and the current league champions would be silly to think Sevilla’s below-par season makes them a small threat.
The Seville outfit currently sit in 12th spot, some seven places away from last campaign’s finish.
That being said, February victories against Valencia and Osasuna would suggest that the disappointing season could be taking a considerable turn for the better.
Sevilla now lie just below mid-table but a home victory on Saturday would mean the club jumping up to within four points of a Champions League spot providing several other fixtures go in their favour.
Barcelona will undoubtedly make the same threat they always do when playing away from home this weekend and currently hold the second best attack in the Spanish top flight, second only to league leaders Real Madrid.
Barça have also conceded an average of just 1.08 goals per game when playing as the visitors this campaign and considering that Sevilla have the third worst home defence in the Primera Liga, statistics would suggests the home team are in for a difficult battle.
Barcelona found out today that they would be playing against AC Milan in their Champions League quarter final but with a decent amount of time to wait before that encounter, Catalonian minds will be entirely focused on remaining within touching distance of table-topping Real Madrid who are ten points adrift at the summit of La Liga.