Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: Sevilla v. FC Barcelona Preview

Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: Sevilla v. FC Barcelona Preview

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Depending on what happens with Real Madrid on Thursday against Valencia, FC Barcelona will have a two, three or five-point lead at the top of the standings by the time they take on Sevilla. However, this shouldn't be an easy fixture for Los Blaugranas since the Andalucia-based side currently sit in third place of the standings with 51 points and are coming off five straight league matches without defeat. Barca, on the other hand, have won their last three La Liga contests following their 2-0 defeat to Real Madrid back in March. Quique Setien's men also have a clear advantage when it comes to the recent head-to-head record. Barcelona own an eight-game undefeated streak against Los Nervionenses in league play (W7, L1), and they have scored at least four goals in each of their last two league wins against them. The previous meeting this season ended with a 4-0 win for Barca, thanks to goals from Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal, Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi.

Recent Form

Sevilla: W3, D2

FC Barcelona: W4, L1

Team News

Sevilla

OUT: None

Doubtful: None

FC Barcelona

OUT: Ousmane Dembele (hamstring)

Doubtful: Gerard Pique (lower leg)

Expected Lineups

Sevilla: Tomas Vaclik; Jesus Navas, Jules Kounde, Diego Carlos, Sergio Reguilon; Ever Banega, Joan Jordan; Oliver; Lucas Ocampos, Luuk de Jong, Munir El Haddadi

FC Barcelona: Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Clement Lenglet, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba

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Depending on what happens with Real Madrid on Thursday against Valencia, FC Barcelona will have a two, three or five-point lead at the top of the standings by the time they take on Sevilla. However, this shouldn't be an easy fixture for Los Blaugranas since the Andalucia-based side currently sit in third place of the standings with 51 points and are coming off five straight league matches without defeat. Barca, on the other hand, have won their last three La Liga contests following their 2-0 defeat to Real Madrid back in March. Quique Setien's men also have a clear advantage when it comes to the recent head-to-head record. Barcelona own an eight-game undefeated streak against Los Nervionenses in league play (W7, L1), and they have scored at least four goals in each of their last two league wins against them. The previous meeting this season ended with a 4-0 win for Barca, thanks to goals from Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal, Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi.

Recent Form

Sevilla: W3, D2

FC Barcelona: W4, L1

Team News

Sevilla

OUT: None

Doubtful: None

FC Barcelona

OUT: Ousmane Dembele (hamstring)

Doubtful: Gerard Pique (lower leg)

Expected Lineups

Sevilla: Tomas Vaclik; Jesus Navas, Jules Kounde, Diego Carlos, Sergio Reguilon; Ever Banega, Joan Jordan; Oliver; Lucas Ocampos, Luuk de Jong, Munir El Haddadi

FC Barcelona: Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Clement Lenglet, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Arturo Vidal; Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Martin Braithwaite

Top Picks

Lionel Messi, Barcelona: Why shouldn't you trust Messi as your captain? He has two goals and one assist in his first two games following the resumption of the league and, quite frankly, he should be a lock for captaincy every time he is in the starting lineup.

Lucas Ocampos, Sevilla: Even though Barcelona are likely to dominate the contest, Ocampos could a decent alternative for users looking to assemble a Sevilla-based lineup, or just to add a player to fill out the rest of the squad. He is the most expensive midfielder in the matchup at 10.0 credits, but he is worth the risk, currently leading Sevilla in goals with 11 – tied for third-best in the league.

Captain and Vice-Captain Options

  1. Lionel Messi
  2. Lucas Ocampos
  3. Luis Suarez
  4. Jordi Alba

Dream11 Team

GK: Marc-Andre ter Stegen

DF: Jordi Alba

DF: Clement Lenglet

DF: Sergio Reguilon

DF: Jesus Navas

DF: Sergio Escudero

MF: Lucas Ocampos (VC)

MF: Sergio Busquets

MF: Arturo Vidal

FW: Lionel Messi (C)

FW: Luis Suarez

Disclaimer: The views expressed here are of the author and is not a reflection of the actual points you might earn.

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