Saturday, May 21

Sevilla vs Barcelona: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Barcelona continue their wretched season with a trip to La Liga high-flyers Sevilla on Tuesday night.

The Blaugrana sit a lowly seventh in Spain’s top flight but did manage to edge a chaotic encounter with Eibar 3-2 on Saturday, with youngsters Ferran Jutgla, Gavi and Nico all netting.

Sevilla have hit a rich vein of form under Julen Lopetegui this season, sitting only six points behind league leaders Real Madrid. They did, however, slip out of the Champions League and will join Barça in the knockout round playoffs in the Europa League.

What time is kick off? Tuesday 21 December, 20:30 (GMT)
Where is it being played? Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium
TV channel? Premier Sports 1 (UK), ESPN+ (US), TSN (Canada)
UK Highlights? La Liga YouTube channel
Referee? Carlos Del Cerro Grande

Youssef En-Nesyri is edging closer to full fitness, though a start in this game may come a little soon. Elsewhere, Suso, Jesus Navas, Oliver Torres and Erik Lamela are all out of contention.

Barça are seriously struggling in the treatment room, with the likes of Memphis Depay, Martin Braithwaite, Ansu Fati, Pedri and Sergi Roberto all sidelined.

Gerard Pique has served his suspension and will slot back into the team that beat Eibar. Jordi Alba is back in training and should be fit to start.

You can read Barcelona’s predicted lineup here.

Barça only just managed to squeeze past 17th placed Elche at the weekend and this is an entirely different challenge against a side who will want to chase Real Madrid in the title race.

Sevilla have won their last three league games – all by one-goal margins – including an impressive 2-1 success over Atletico Madrid last time out.

Xavi’s side have performed admirably in patches during recent weeks but they may come up short against a battle hardened Sevilla.

Prediction: Sevilla 3-1 Barcelona

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