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Barcelona will be out to bounce back from their midweek Champions League defeat at Manchester City when they travel to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan to take on Sevilla on 6 November.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 7.45pm GMT. The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports 3 HD.


Sevilla are on a seven-game unbeaten run in all competitions and stormed to a 4-0 home win over Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League in midweek. The Andalusian outfit have lost nine of their last 11 meetings with Barcelona across all competitions.

Samir Nasri has shaken off a muscular injury and could feature against Barcelona, while Wissam Ben Yedder (ankle) is also available. Defender Gabriel Mercado misses out through suspension.

An Ilkay Gundogan brace consigned Barcelona to a 3-1 defeat at Manchester City in the Champions League in midweek – the Catalan club's third defeat this season. Luis Enrique's side have only kept one clean sheet in their last six away matches in all competitions.

Gerard Pique (knee), Jeremy Mathieu (calf), Jordi Alba (hamstring), Aleix Vidal (leg) and Andres Iniesta (knee) are all sidelined through injury for the visitors.

What managers say

Jorge Sampaoli: "Barca are one of the best teams in the world, if not the best. I do not think they are in crisis. They are one of the two or three best teams in the world and the quality they have, in addition to [Lionel] Messi, makes them practically unstoppable. It would be very good for us to win – for our self-esteem and the belief it would give us."

Luis Enrique: "If I look at our first 40 minutes in Manchester, I think they are the best minutes of our era since I have been coach. There is desperation to praise or criticise very quickly, but there has to be more rationality when analysing teams. At the end of the season is when I think it is just. You have a very recent example in our first year. [The media] vilified the coaching team and in the end we were the coaching staff that won most titles in the world that year."

Form guide

  • Sevilla (all competitions): WDWWW
  • Last result: Sevilla 4-0 Dinamo Zagreb (Champions League)
  • Barcelona (all competitions): LWWWW
  • Last result: Manchester City 3-1 Barcelona (Champions League)

Betting odds (Betfair)

  • Sevilla win: 4/1
  • Draw: 3/1
  • Barcelona win: 8/13

Team news

Sevilla possible XI: Rico; Rami, Carrico, Escudero; Mariano, N'Zonzi, Iborra, Nasri, Vitolo; Ben Yedder, Vietto

Barcelona possible XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Mascherano, Umtiti, Digne; Rakitic, Busquets, Rafinha; Messi, Suarez, Neymar