Sevilla-Barça: Watch out for the last 15 minutes
In the final stages of a game, Barça tend to score and Sevilla tend to concede
The last quarter of an hour of the game: a vital scoring spell for Ernesto Valverd’s Barça team. 15 minutes in which the blaugranes often take advantage to kill a game off. This season FC Barcelona are the club who have scored most goals in this period of the game with a total of 16. In fact, it is Barça’s favourite period of the 90 minutes in which to find the net.
In contrast, Pablo Machin’s Sevilla side are the team who concede most goals in the First Division in the final 15 minutes of the game. 12 of the 28 goals that they have let in this season, that’s to say 42% of the total, have been conceded in the final quarter of an hour. Taking this into account, the game between Sevilla and FC Barcelona in week 25 of LaLiga could see goals in its final minutes.
Another reason to be attentive in the final 15 minutes is the fact that Sevilla also like to score in this period of the game. With 12 goals in the last part of the match, only Barça have scored more goals than Sevilla.
Barça have conceded four goals in the final quarter of an hour yet none of these strikes have affected the final result. In contrast, their goals in this period have led to them picking up four points.
Let’s have a look at the game between the two sides earlier this season at Camp Nou in LaLiga.