We are into the FINALS of the Copa del Rey, as Barcelona aim to secure the domestic double after winning the league last weekend, while Sevilla come into this game on the back of Europa League success and look for a couple double.
Barcelona head into this game looking for the league and cup double and the form that they have shown over the last few weeks, makes them a force to be reckoned with, considering they have not lost in the last 5 matches on the trot and will be looking to continue building on this form. They have had Claudio Bravo as their keeper for most of the league games who has done a decent job, but when Ter Stegen comes into goal, he tends to leak. The front trio of MSN will be looking to attack for the goals and lead this team to another Copa del Rey much like they did in last year’s competition.
Sevilla come into this game after a successful Europa League win in the mid-week against Liverpool and despite going down 1-0 early on, they turned it around to win 3-1 at the end of the game. Sevilla’s defence as I wrote in my preview for the Europa League final had been dodgy and will continue to leak goals even in this game especially against Barcelona’s formidable attack. Sevilla will rely on the likes of Vitolo, Gameiro, Iborra and Llorente to help them attack up front in order to take advantage of Barcelona’s occasionally lapses in concentration and her Stegen’s weakness from distance shots and headers.
I expect both teams to play an open game and attack with Sevilla’s execution rendering them a bit weaker, so I expect both teams to score and at least 3 goals to be scored in this encounter.
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