La Liga: Resurgent Sevilla Take Aim At Stuttering Barcelona In Top-Of-Table Clash
Sevilla have taken La Liga by storm this season by rising to the top of the table while the usual suspects have floundered and the Andalusians can underline their title ambitions on Saturday when they visit champions Barcelona.
Barca are in the midst of their worst league run since 2016, having lost one and drawn three of their last four outings although they remain undefeated at home in any competition in over two years.
Sevilla have not won a league match at the Nou Camp since 2002 but this time they head to Barcelona in the unfamiliar position of being league leaders after winning their last four La Liga outings.
During that winning run, they have scored 14 goals and also thrashed Real Madrid 3-0.
After going through three coaches last season and scraping a European place by clinching seventh, the club hedged their bets on talented Spanish tactician Pablo Machin, who had turned Girona from second division strugglers into an established top flight side.
Even though Real are two points behind Sevilla in fourth, coach Julen Lopetegui is under pressure to pick up a victory at home to Levante on Saturday.
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Celta Vigo v Alaves – Goal Goal (BTS)
Real Madrid v Levante – 1
Villareal v Atl Madrid – X2
Barcelona v Sevilla – Goal Goal (BTS)
Rayo Vallecano v Getafe – 1X
Eibar v Ath Bilbao – Under 2.5
Huesca v Espanyol – X2
Betis v Valladolid – 1