Sevilla vs Barcelona predictions and betting tips for the Copa Del Rey Final on Saturday evening with an first goalscorer tip and match prediction included.
The Copa Del Rey could save Ernesto Valvrde’s job. Barcelona fans have been very vocal this week about the boss and his failure to steer the Blaugrana beyond the quarter-finals of the Champions League. After crashing out to Roma, his tactics have been questions yet Barcelona could still feasibly complete the double with a victory here. The boss rested a number of players in midweek against Celta Vigo in preparation for this tie and they are taking it seriously. They haven’t been quite as impressive lately and they will need to improve if they are to beat Sevilla. Their opponents have had a topsy-turvy season in La Liga but they will be fully concentrating on this tie. They can be incredibly difficult to beat in cup competitions and have a penchant for the knock-out format. See our Sevilla vs Barcelona betting tips and predictions in the article below:
Barcelona must win this game and Ernesto Valverde knows that success in this competition will help quieten down those dissenting voices. His side are likely to lift the trophy again but could find Sevilla a handful. The first of our Sevilla vs Barcelona betting tips is Barcelona to Win and Both Teams to Score which is available at 9/5 with Betfair.
Sevilla haven’t won since their Champions League victory over Manchester United and they’ve struggled to keep sides off the scoresheet recently. Barcelona to Score in Both Halves is priced at 21/20 with William Hill and is the second of our Sevilla vs Barcelona predictions.
Lionel Messi is always short in the anytime goalscorer market and more value can be found by backing the mercurial Argentinian to get on the scoresheet first here. Lionel Messi in the first goalscorer market is priced at 13/5 with Paddy Power and is the last of our Sevilla vs Barcelona betting tips.
Barcelona start the game at an odds-on price and will fancied by many to lift the trophy once again. They can be backed at 1/2. Sevilla who are struggling for form but are always dangerous in this competition. They are available at 5/1. It’s 17/5 for the draw and extra-time to be required.
Both sides will go for it and have an abundance of attacking quality. It’s 8/13 for Both Teams to Score? Yes in this encounter.
Lionel Messi is 13/5 to grab the first goal of the game ahead of Luis Suarez and Wissam Ben Yedder.
All these odds are from William Hill
Ivan Rakatic is struggling with an injury and may not be able to feature for Barcelona. He is joined on the sidelines by Sergi Samper. Lucas Digne is back from injury and could feature here.
Sebastien Corchia is the only major absentee for Sevilla with Simon Kjaer expected to be back in time for this game.
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