Barcelona travel to Real Sociedad on Thursday night hoping to return to winning ways in their bid to remain in second place in La Liga.

The battle for top spots in La Liga heats up this Sunday as Barcelona host Sevilla looking to go level on points with their opponents.

Sevilla played out to a barren draw against Real Sociedad before the international break, a third consecutive stalemate.

Despite the run of results, they remain in second place with 57 points, 12 behind leaders Real Madrid.

Barcelona on the other hand have won 5 consecutive matches, most recently a 4-0 drubbing of rivals Real in the El Clasico.

Xavi’s charges are in fourth place with 54 points.

Sevilla have only lost two of their 15 away league games this season, boasting the fifth-best record on their travels in Spain’s top flight in 2021-22.

Who will come out on top in this match? Play here to make your predictions.

What time does Barcelona vs Sevilla start?

The game kicks off at 9:45pm Kenyan time at the Camp Nou.

Barcelona vs Sevilla team news

The return of Ansu Fati and Samuel Umtiti is a huge relief for the hosts after the duo have been sidelined for a while.

Ronald Araujo is likely to start on the right flank ahead of veteran Dani Alves.

Ousmane Dembele has been in fine form and will start in the final third alongside Ferran Torres and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The visitors have a host of injuries with Thomas Delaney, Rafa Mir, Marcos Acuna, Suso, Alejandro Gomez and Fernando all absent.

However, Youssef En-Nesyri, Munir El Haddadi and Anthony Martial are all expected to start up front.

Barcelona vs Sevilla head to head

From 60 matches played between these two sides, Barcelona have won 38 times and Sevilla have come out on top 10 times.

The remaining 12 have ended in a draw, including a 1-1 stalemate the last time they met in December.

Barcelona vs Sevilla current form

A barren draw against Galatasaray is the only time Barcelona have dropped points in their last 5 games, while Sevilla have only won once in that run.

Barcelona vs Sevilla prediction

The home team have been on the rise with a host of great performances and are the more likely to win this game.

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