As we head closer to the start of the La Liga season we see a potentially mouthwatering clash here as the UEFA Super Cup takes our attention.
It's an all spanish encounter that pits the Champions League winners against the Europa League winners, Sevilla.
Barcelona need very little introduction after recording a domestic treble last season and will be eyeing the same this season.
Sevilla, on the other hand have performed extremely well to retain the Europa League title, an extremely difficult competition to win.
Ok, we have established both are quality teams, let's get that out of the way. Oh, just stop rambling and get to the tip for the game? Ok, ok, sorry to bore you but I'm required to write a decent preview so get off my back :)
The interesting thing to note here is that Sevilla has been somewhat weakened over the transfer window with the departures of Carlos Bacca and Aleix Vidal who have moved on to AC Milan and Barcelona respectively.
Steven N'Zonzi, Iago Aspas, Gael Kakuta and Adil Rami form the replacements and Immobile has been provided on loan by Dortmund once more.
Sevilla need to cope with the loss of Bacca and were he still here I would find it hard to oppose the both teams to score option. However, the Sevilla pre season has been a ropy one with 3 wins from 8 fixtures.
Barcelona has been solid in pre season which was competitive for them playing a lot of high profile clubs such as Chelsea, Manchester United, PSG, Fiorentina, Roma and LA Galaxy.
Neymar misses out due to injury while Alba is doubtful. Immobile should start after recovering from a broken nose.
All in all, can't see past Barcelona here and I will opt for the -1.5 AH as opposed to the both teams to score.
Seems the superior option at a better price.
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- PickBarcelona -1.5 AH 1
- Odds-105 Bet365
- Match result4-4 (-8.00)