Sevilla host undefeated Barcelona as La Liga resumes after the two-week international break in Spain.
Los Rojiblancos are currently in the 6th position of the league table and with three defeats in their last six games, their top six positions might be in jeopardy.
The manager for Sevilla, Montella, has to keep his side at their best if he wants a win against the mighty Blaugranas.
Barcelona have yet to taste defeat in the La Liga this season and lie 11 points ahead of Atletico Madrid. They are all set to win the title this season and also are targeting for an undefeated season. They have drawn only one game in their last six games and have gone on to win the remaining five games.
Barca have won each of last seven meetings with Los Rojiblancos, which includes a 2-1 victory in November at Camp Nou when the teams faced each other earlier this season.
Sevilla will be hoping for a win in this home fixture, and it is unlikely that they will succeed considering the form that their opposition is in.
Sevilla have Jesus Navas and Daniel Carrico injured and are in a race against time to be fit.
Pablo Sarabia is suspended for this fixture.
Lionel Messi missed the international friendly due to a slight knock and may not feature in this match. Sergio Busquets and keeper Andre ter Stegen are also injured and are both doubtful to start.
Player to Watch
Wissam Ben Yedder
Leading the goal scoring tally for Sevilla is Wissam Ben Yedder, who has 16 goals to his name and two assists.
The Uruguayan striker is really dangerous in front goal. This striker has shown a lot of talent and has led his side to a yet another league title.
The talented striker has 21 goals to his name in 25 appearances. The talented striker will be a major threat to the opponents.
Sevilla vs. Barcelona Lineup (Likely XI)
Sevilla Lineup (4-2-3-1)
Sevilla vs Barcelona Prediction
Sevilla has not been consistent at all and against Barca, this will be an uphill battle for them. Blaugranas are at their best this season with them winning games after games and not tasting a defeat yet.
We predict yet another win for Barcelona.
Sevilla – 1
Barcelona – 2