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The La Liga clash at Spotify Camp Nou on Saturday sees home side Barcelona ready themselves for the challenge from opponents Real Betis.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Barcelona v Real Betis are shown on this page (inc. the best betting odds).
Barcelona will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 1-2 La Liga victory vs Osasuna.
In that match, Barcelona managed 70% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. For Barcelona, the goals were scored by Jules Koundé (45') and Robert Lewandowski (85'). Osasuna had 11 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Ezequiel Ávila (76') was the scorer for Osasuna.
Over their preceding six fixtures, Xavi Hernández's Barcelona have netted a total of 12 times, with that being an average number of goals per match equal to 2.
Taking a look at their past results, Barcelona:
- haven't lost in the league to Real Betis in their last 3 matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
Real Betis will go into this game after a 1-0 La Liga win against Rayo Vallecano in their previous fixture.
In that match, Real Betis had 57% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for Real Betis was Willian José (53'). For their opponents, Rayo Vallecano had 15 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target.
Throughout their six previous matches, Manuel Pellegrini's Real Betis have found the net a total of 8 times, giving them a goals scored per game average of 1.33.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head clashes stretching back to 07/02/2021 shows that Barcelona have won 4 of these games and Real Betis 1, with the number of drawn matches being 1.
A combined sum of 20 goals were scored between them in these games, with 13 for Barça and 7 created by Béticos. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.33.
The last league game featuring these clubs was La Liga match day 32 on 29/04/2023 which ended up with the score at Barcelona 4-0 Real Betis.
On that occasion, Barcelona had 67% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 6 on target. The goals were scored by Andreas Christensen (14'), Robert Lewandowski (36') and Raphinha (39').
For their opponents, Real Betis had 4 shots at goal with 1 on target. Guido Rodríguez (82' Own goal) scored.
The match was refereed by Carlos Del Cerro Grande.
Team News: Barcelona
Ronald Araújo (Muscle Injury) and Pedri (Hamstring Injury) are not available for Barcelona gaffer Xavi Hernández.
It seems likely that Barça may well kick off with a 4-3-3 formation for this game, beginning the first half with M. ter Stegen, Joao Cancelo, Jules Kounde, Andreas Christensen, Alex Balde, Frenkie de Jong, Oriol Romeu, Gavi, Joao Felix, Robert Lewandowski and Ferran Torres.
Team News: Real Betis
In an otherwise available squad, there’s only the lone fitness worry for the Real Betis gaffer Manuel Pellegrini to be concerned with. Nabil Fekir (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing here.
We’re of the thinking that Béticos seem most likely to make use of a 4-2-3-1 system, starting Rui Silva, Hector Bellerin, Marc Bartra, Chadi Riad, Juan Miranda, Sergi Altimira, Marc Roca, Luiz Henrique, Isco, Ayoze Perez and Willian Jose.
When taking all factors into account, Real Betis are capable enough to find the back of the net against this Barcelona outfit, although that might not prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
Our tip is for a close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Barcelona when the full-time whistle blows. It really should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Spotify Camp Nou (99,354)
Captain: Sergi Roberto
Chairman: Joan Laporta
Manager: Xavi Hernández
Competitions: La Liga position 3, Champions League (Group H)
🔑 Key Man: Robert Lewandowski
Mostly deployed in the Striker position, Robert Lewandowski was born in Warsaw, Poland. Having made a first senior appearance for Lech Poznań in the 2008 - 2009 season, the goalscoring Forward has contributed 2 league goals in the LaLiga 2023 - 2024 campaign to date coming from a total of 4 appearances.