Barcelona v Sevilla – Wednesday 10.00pm, Sky Sports 1
Barcelona have one hand on the Super Cup thanks to second-half goals from Luis Suarez and Munir El Haddadi on Sunday giving them a 2-0 win in the first leg. It would take something miraculous for Sevilla to turn this one around at the Camp Nou and that’s reflected in the fact Barca are 1.02 to lift the trophy.
With Barca holding a comfortable lead and La Liga starting this weekend, Luis Enrique has a decision as to whether or not to rest the likes of Messi and Suarez. Even if he was to rotate, we still expect the Catalans to come out on top, although they do have a history of coasting somewhat when the job’s all but done. Though they’ve won four of their last five Champions League home second legs after securing at least a two goal advantage in the first, they did concede in four of these matches, so Sevilla may get a few chances here.
Los Rojiblancos were awful away from home last term, failing to win a single league match, which is remarkable for a side that won the Europa League and still managed to finish 7th in the league.
Furthermore they’ve lost nine of their 10 away matches against the ‘Big Two’ in La Liga since 2011/12. The Copa del Rey holders have however netted in their last four visits to the Nou Camp in the league and this time last year we saw a 5-4 when the pair clashed in Norway so we expect them to get on the scoresheet in defeat.