Barcelona vs Sevilla Preview

Barcelona vs Sevilla Preview


Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola could welcome back Xavi and Gabi Milito for the Saturday's match against Sevilla.
Xavi has been struggling all season with an Achilles injury, while Milito is available again after recovering from a thigh problem.
Guardiola rested a host of first-team players in Barca's 2-0 Copa del Rey win at Second Division B side Ceuta earlier this week and may rotate again ahead of Tuesday's Champions League match away to FC Copenhagen.
Barca have lost just six times to Sevilla at the Nou Camp, having drawn 10 and won 50 of the 66 meetings between the two sides at the famous old stadium.
Guardiola's side have won just two of four games at home in the league this season, but lie in third place after eight games, just a point behind fierce rivals Real Madrid after eight games.
Sevilla - in sixth place - have looked a better side since the arrival of Gregorio Manzano as coach earlier this season, but the Andalusian club's revival will face its biggest test yet tomorrow.
Nevertheless, goalkeeper Javi Varas, who will replace the injured Andres Palop at the Nou Camp, believes his side can produce an upset in Catalonia.
"We are Sevilla - we're a big club and we can surprise Barcelona," he said.
Manzano's side thrashed Second Division B side Real Union 4-0 away from home in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.
Jesus Navas and Federico Fazio missed that match through injury, but are back in training and could feature on Saturday.



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