Spanish Super Cup: Barcelona v Sevilla Tips, Preview and Predictions
August 09, 2018
Barcelona battle Sevilla in one-off Spanish Super Cup in Morocco
The Spanish football season gets underway this Sunday as La Liga champions Barcelona take on Sevilla in the Super Cup.
This competition sees La Liga and Copa del Rey champions from the past campaign face off with each other. But, with the Catalans having lifted bot trophies last season, they instead Copa del Rey runners-up Sevilla.
This year’s edition of the Spanish Super Cup will undergo major changes too, as the final will be a one off match for the first time, rather than played over two legs.
Meanwhile, it will also be featured on neutral territory abroad, with this game taking place at the Stade Ibn Batouta in Tangier, Morocco.
It’s Ernesto Valverde’s men that will enter as huge favourites as usual but they can be backed at a promising 7/4 with Coral to win and both sides score inside normal time.
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Lionel Messi to get season’s scoring underway
If Sevilla are to pose any threat in this final and get one over the Spanish champions, they will have to deal with superstar Lionel Messi as always.
The Argentina international returns to club duties after a summer in which his nation failed to shine at the 2018 World Cup on Russian soil.
Messi will be aiming to put any national disappointment behind him and carry on where he left off last season for Barcelona.
The Nou Camp legend is available at 11/5 with William Hill to score two or more goals in 90 minutes during this Spanish Super Cup outing.
He will be looking to fire on all cylinders in his more favoured club surroundings and get the new campaign off to a flying start for his side under the guidance of Spanish coach Valverde.