Barcelona vs SFC

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A few days ago, Barcelona just had a 2-1 victory against Inter Milan in the Champions League. It was the match that marked the unimpressive return of Messi along with his good partner Luis Suarez. In addition, it is the 10th unbeaten match of the Catalan team at home, including 9 victories. Only Dortmund got 1 point back from the Nou Camp, the rest had to leave empty handed. The total number of goals scored by Barca in these 10 matches is 23 goals.

Obviously, the Nou Camp is a solid fulcrum for Barca and contributes significantly to the 13 points they are getting after 7 rounds of La Liga this season. For Barca, 4th place is not a good achievement. Compared to their inherent level, this is a disappointment. This season, Barca are letting Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and even Granada dominate the rankings. Messi is back and Barca are determined to return to their original position. The Catalan giant has done well after the confusing defeat against Granada and is proving that the defeat was only an accident. They are having a 3-match winning streak in all competitions and need to extend this achievement to contribute to the point fund for the championship race.

But welcoming Sevilla at home is not a simple task. In the Europa League, Sevilla also won at least 1-0 against APOEL and still have the top spot. In La Liga, Sevilla has the same score as Barca but is ranked 6th because of the inferior index. They are having two consecutive victories in recent appearances in every arena. Sevilla's away record is not bad at winning 4 and losing only 1 in 5 away games since the beginning of the season.  

Good performance of Sevilla will make Barca a little worried. But be aware that in most of the away games, the defeat of Sevilla is the weaker team. Therefore, the Nou Camp is a really difficult challenge that Sevilla will have to overcome. In the past, Barca was Sevilla's terrifying quintessence when winning 5/6 times the two teams met, while Sevilla only won 1. At this point, Barca with Messi's return will be much more scary and expected. Guess the host will win impressive right at home. With football contracts  0.5 / 1 left according to Asia, the belief in Barca is still more reasonable.