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Barcelona v Sevilla live & preview La Liga 2015-16

Barcelona v Sevilla live & preview La Liga 2015-16 Photo: TT

On Sunday, February 28, Barcelona FC hosts Sevilla in a Spanish Primera Liga week 26 fixture. The game will be played at the Camp Nou stadium in the city of Barcelona and will kick off at 19:30 BST.

The hosts are currently top of the league table with 63 points from 25 games, while the visitors are in 5th position, with 41 points from 25 games. Both teams will remain in their current positions, regardless of the outcome of this fixture.

Unbeatable BarcelonaIt is difficult to see who will stop this rampant Barcelona, who have now gone 33 games since they last tasted defeat. They have won 14 of their last 15 matches, and will be looking for revenge against the last team to defeat them.

The Catalans, managed by Luis Enrique are in excellent form, with four wins and one draw in their last five games in all competitions. These wins include league wins against Celta Vigo (6-1 on February 14), Sporting Gijon (1-3 on February 17), and Las Palmas (1-2 on February 20). They also defeated Arsenal in the first leg of their Champions League tie (0-2 on February 23).

The only recent game which the league leaders have failed to win was the draw against Valencia in the Spanish Cup (1-1 on February 20).

Sevilla to settle for Europa LeagueSevilla’s romance with the Europa league looks set to continue, as they now lie 8 points behind the final Champions League place. They have won the last two editions of the competition, and have this season, dropped out of the Champions League to the Europa League.

Sevillistas, managed by Unai Emery, are in good form, with two wins, and three defeats in their last five games in all competitions. These wins were against Las Palmas in the league (2-0 on February 14), and Molde in the Europa League (3-0 on February 18).

The 5th placed team drew two consecutive games against Celta Vigo, one in the league (1-1 on February 7), and the other in the Spanish Cup (2-2 on February 11). They were also held to a draw by Rayo Vallecano in their most recent outing (2-2 on February 21).

The attacking trident of Barcelona might get the attention all the time, but the man who coordinates most of it, Andreas Iniesta, is as important as anyone on the team.

He will hurt Sevilla in this game, if given the time and the space. Sergio Rico in the Sevilla goal will need to put in a world class performance, if he is to prevent the Barcelona attack from running rampant in this game.

Barcelona is in such dominant form at the moment, I can’t see any team stopping them, especially not at the Camp Nou. Barcelona to win this game by a comfortable margin.

Rajeev mcallister
Sports Pundit staff writer

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