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Bet on Barcelona vs Sevilla – Barca will end Sevilla’s recovery

| 29.10.2010

Though they’re only a point behind Real, Barcelona will be anxious to get back on top of La Liga and they have to beat Sevilla to keep in touch with their great rivals.

Match Odds

Barca are naturally heavy favourites for their clash with Sevilla.

Rated at 2/7 to win, they’re unbeaten in their last ten games, with the last four of those being victories.

Lionel Messi has five for the season so far, while new signing David Villa will hope to add to the two goals he’s netted in La Liga since switching from Valencia.

Sevilla are a long shot at 9/1 to win.

They’ve been in good form recently after sacking manager Antonio Alvarez at the end of the September and have won five out of their last six games.

They haven’t, however, won at the Nou Camp for eight years and fell apart spectacularly there earlier in the season.

Leading 3-1 from the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup, Sevilla were promptly battered 4-0, thanks mainly to a Messi hat-trick.

This isn’t unusual as they’ve lost by the exact same scoreline on their last two visits to the Nou Camp.

Correct Scoreline

A strong tip is Barcelona to win 3-1 at 9/1.

Though Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique are among the world’s finest central defenders, Barcelona haven’t kept a clean sheet at the Nou Camp in their last two attempts.

Sevilla have put seven away in their last three matches and can still count on the striking partnership of Luis Fabiano and Frederic Kanoute, so could easily grab a goal.

Another decent bet is a 2-0 Barca win as that’s been the scoreline in their last two games.

You’ll get 5/1 on this happening against Sevilla.

Finally, the last three times Sevilla have visited the Nou Camp, they’ve left after being beaten 4-0, it’s 10-1 for this to happen a fourth time.

Andres Iniesta is 7/1 to score the first goal at the Nou Camp, follow the full La Liga odds market here.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.