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Barca return to the Nou Camp with a 2-0 advantage in their Spanish Super Cup clash with Sevilla thanks to second-half goals from Luis Suarez and Munir El Haddadi. The Catalans haven’t won the Spanish Super Cup since 2013 but look well-placed here to add a record 12th Supercopa to their vast trophy collection.
In the league, Barca have been imperious at home since Luis Enrique took over a couple of seasons ago, winning 32 of their 38 games with 20 W/W doubles and 21 wins by more than two goals. Indeed, they haven’t lost by two goals at the Nou Camp in the league since 2010/11, although Sevilla themselves were the last team to win by three goals against them there way back in 2002/03, so that may gave them some hope.
Los Rojiblancos were dire on the road last term as they failed to win a single away league game and they’ve also lost eight of their last nine trips to the Nou Camp in all competitions, but they have managed to find the net in four of the last five. What’s more, when Barca have won the first leg of a Champions League knockout tie by more than one goal, they’ve conceded in four of the five returns, despite winning four of these as they’ve perhaps taken their foot off the gas. There is a chance that Enrique could rotate with the league starting up this weekend and, as a result, we’re backing Sevilla to find the net but for Barca to once again have too much firepower for them as their opponents adjust to life after Unai Emery.
Recommendation: Barcelona to Win and Both Teams to Score at 2.40