Barcelona just too good for Sevilla

Barcelona have started their La Liga campaign like a team possessed. The Catalan giants are currently leading the Spanish top-flight by four points to second place Valencia.

On Saturday night, Ernesto Valverde’s side faces a potentially difficult clash as Sevilla visit the Nou Camp.

The Blaugrana’s recent good form was tempered slightly on Tuesday night, as they could only draw 0-0 with Olympiakos in the Champions League.

The draw was a very rare off night for the home side, who are unbeaten in their last 17 games in La Liga, having recorded an impressive 16 victories.

What is even scarier for the visitors is the fact Barcelona have won their last 17 home games in La Liga, scoring at least twice in all 17 wins.

The Blaugrana have also produced some solid defensive displays at the Nou Camp in the league of late, keeping clean sheets in four of their last five games on home soil.

The visitors from Andalucia are likely to travel to Catalonia in trepidation, as they have beaten the home side just once in the last 19 meetings in all competitions.

Eduardo Berizzo’s side are currently fifth in La Liga, but their recent form in La Liga has been inconsistent. Three defeats in their last five games in La Liga illustrate their recent form perfectly.

Last time out in the Spanish top-flight, the visitors recorded a 2-1 home win against Leganes to move into the European spots.

Their recent away form has been poor in La Liga, as they have lost their last three games on their travels in the Spanish top-flight without scoring a goal.

However, those away games were difficult trips to Atletico Madrid, Athletic Bilbao and Valencia.

If Sevilla can keep it tight in the early stages of this game, they could make a game out of this one. However, I can see Barcelona’s winning and scoring run continuing in a high scoring victory at the Nou Camp.