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Betting Tips: Sevilla vs Barcelona

  /  autty

This fixture often sees plenty of goals scored and we think the Spanish Super Cup will be an open affair despite Barca being clear favourites

The traditional curtain-raiser to the Spanish season takes place on Sunday evening in an unfamiliar setting.

The Spanish Super Cup for the first time is being played outside of Spain as Barcelona and Sevilla meet in Tangier, Morocco - with the traditional two-legged format scrapped in place of a one-off tie.

Barcelona's summer saw them play three matches in the International Champions Cup in the United States, none of which they won, whilst Sevilla have recorded three wins in the preliminary rounds of the Europa League already.

The most recent of Sevilla's Europa League qualifiers took place late on Thursday evening meaning the Andalusians have had precious little recovery time ahead of the trip to Tangier.

bet365 offer them at 5/1 (6.00) to win in 90 minutes against Barcelona, with the Catalans themselves priced at 1/2 (1.50). The draw is available at 10/3 (4.33).

New Barca signings Arthur and Malcom impressed on the US tour and could be in line for their first competitive start in a Blaugrana shirt, while Clement Lenglet and Lionel Messi are likely to start.

For Sevilla, Aleix Vidal could start against the side he left last week, while Pablo Sarabia could come back into the starting eleven after being left on the bench on Thursday evening.

Barcelona were domestically dominant last season in Spain, winning the La Liga title at a canter and thrashing Sevilla 5-0 in the Copa del Rey final.

Sevilla were surprisingly poor in that final, especially they came within a couple of minutes of beating Ernesto Valverde's men in the league back in January before two very late goals salvaged a 2-2 draw.

This fixture tends to produce plenty of excitement as well as goals and although Sevilla have consistently caused Barca problems in recent years, they have still only beaten Barcelona once in their last 22 meetings.

Barcelona to win and over 3.5 goals in the game is priced at 2/1 (3.00), while the champions are offered at evens (2.00) to score in both halves.

Prices correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

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