The semi-finals are also on the program in Spain. On Wednesday evening, it already starts with the return between FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC. On Thursday, Levante and Atletico Bilbao will mutually determine which team will claim second place in the final. FootballNewsNow has all the predictions well written and available for you!
Ronald Koeman: “We believe in the Copa del Rey finals”
It is the third time in a month that FC Barcelona will play against Sevilla on Wednesday. The first leg in the Copa del Rey yielded nothing for the trainer Ronald Koeman (2-0), but last weekend the La Liga match against Sevilla was won 2-0 and that gives trainer Koeman hope for the cup return in Camp Nou. “We certainly believe in it. We have shown that we can achieve that result, but Wednesday will be another game. It is up to us to show that we have faith. If we play again like Sunday, then we can certainly make it”, Koeman promises.
In the first leg, it was Sevilla FC who managed to win 2-0. The team from the orange city managed to score twice against the “big” Barça. The two goals did not come from Luuk de Jong but from Sevilla players Jules Kounde and Ivan Rakitic. Barcelona clearly had nothing to say and still has to work hard in Camp Nou.
Head 2 Head
Seventeen days after the cup match in Seville, the teams also met in La Liga. This competition match was played again in Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, and this time Barcelona managed to win against Sevilla: 0-2. It was Ousmane Dembélé and Lionel Messi who scored for the Catalan squad. On Wednesday, the teams will meet for the third time in less than a month.
Current form FC Barcelona
With last week’s 0-2 victory, FC Barcelona managed to conquer a second place in La Liga from arch-rival Real Madrid. With 53 points, there is still a lot to be done to keep up with leader Atletico Madrid, which has 58 points. In the competition, Barcelona is back in the top three. Still, things are not going so smoothly in the Champions League. Two weeks ago, Koeman’s team lost 1-4 at home against Paris Saint Germain in France.
Current form Sevilla FC
Sevilla was also not very lucky in the Champions League. At home, the team of trainer Lopetegui was unable to beat Borussia Dortmund 2-3. A few days later, there was the 0-2 lost league match at Camp Nou.
Sevilla is fourth in La Liga. The last league game to be won was the game against Osasuna on February 22. That became 0-2, partly thanks to a goal from Luuk de Jong.
What are the injuries?
For trainer Koeman, there is a lot to puzzle for the return against Sevilla. With the injured Ronald Araújo, Pedri, Miralem Pjanić, Sergio Roberto, Philippe Coutinho and Moussa Wagué, the rag basket is anything but empty.
Sevilla trainer Lopetegui cannot have Marcos Acuña and Lucas Ocampos on Wednesday. Both are injured and have to drop out for the return of the half cup final.
What do we expect from FC Barcelona – Sevilla?
FC Barcelona is not happy with the number of injured players. However, we still expect trainer Koeman to find solutions and win against Sevilla. Do you also think this, or do you have another prediction in mind? In the odd overview below, you will find the average odds at the several bookmakers.