Barcelona 3-0 Sevilla – Betting Review


Betting Analysis

Looking at the 1×2 market first. The clear favourite won easily, Barcelona were @ 1.31 before the game and barely drifted even though it was 0-0 at the break. This because Barcelona absolutely dominated from start until the finish.

Moving onto the Asian handicap market for this contest. Barcelona took a long time to convert domination into a lead, but once they scored the floodgates opened and they deservedly destroyed the -1.5 handicap @ 1.95. Sevilla never came close to scoring so their backers would never have been confident, despite keeping it 0-0 at the break.

Looking at The Under/Over betting last of all, which had seen the goal line drop down from 3 to 2.75, indicating punters were not confident of goals.  Barcelona played with more freedom than normal and wanted to win big, Over 2.75 @1.90 was a half win.



Match Summary

Thanks to a brilliant second half showing, this has to be one of Barcelona’s strongest performances in the league this season. They cruised to a 3-0 win over a recently improved Sevilla, who didn’t come close to harming them.

All the goals came in the 2nds period, but Barcelona dominated the ball and the match from the start until the end, not sitting back on a 1-0 lead which they had done in previous outings.

Instead, Sevilla were pinned back even after Jordi Alba’s exquisite opener, and the Andalusian simply couldn’t deal with a confident and super effective Barca. Fair scores 3-0 and 4-0.

Alba and man of the match Raphinia got a goal and assist each as Barcelona hammered Sevilla 3-0, starching their lead to eight points.

Knowing Real Madrid and been defeated in Mallorca, the host played with more confidence and more freedom with pressure off them to an extent. The victory brought their winning run to five straight league games.

Sevilla had recently boosted their surprise search for survival by securing back to back wins versus Elche and Cadiz, but the step up in opponent showed here immediately as they struggled for a foothold against Barcelona.

It wasn’t smooth sailing initially for Barcelona who controlled the ball but didn’t work much, and then lost Sergio Busquets to injury

Robert Lewandowski had a decent chance and also saw one sensational save from Bono keep it 0-0 at the break.

Sevilla were happy to be at 0-0 and looked solid in defence, but they’d not laid a blow to a Barça defence that had conceded just one La Liga goal at home this season, which was a soft penalty against Espanyol.

Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli responded by making adjustments, but Barcelona simply increased their intensity and quality in possession.

The goal seemed inevitable when it finally arrived just before the hour mark, Alba side-footing in from a slight angle. The tally owed plenty to Franck Kessie’s perfectly timed through ball into Alba’s path.

Gavi ensured that there would be none of the late nerves and Barcelona would not win another game by the minimum. He tapped in after a brilliant ball in from Raphinia.

Barcelona rubbed more salt into the wounds soon after when Jordi Alba put a goal on a plate for Raphinia to tap in.