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Real Betis vs Barcelona Prediction & Betting Tips

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Real Betis vs Barcelona: Betting Tips, Match Prediction & Preview

The Benito Vallamarin hosts Real Betis and Barcelona this Sunday in a big weekend in the top half of the table. Both sides are in the conversation for European football and need a win to close in on those above them.

These odds are accurate at the time of publication, they are subject to change.

Both Real Betis and Barcelona have had a somewhat slow first half of the season and are having to play catch up with the others challenging for European football. In fact, the top four in La Liga are only separated by eight points.

Real Betis currently sit seventh in La Liga after 20 games. Betis have seven wins, ten draws and three losses, leaving them on 31 points, just one point behind Real Sociedad in the Europa Conference League Qualifiers.

The attack for Real Betis has been lacking so far this season. In 20 games, Betis only have 22 goals and are averaging only 1.10 goals per game. However, their top scorer, Willian Jose, only has six goals to his name, the third lowest in the league. At the other end of the pitch, Betis have only conceded 20 goals in 20 games and have kept eight clean sheets.

Barcelona sits just above Betis in fourth in La Liga. In 19 games, Barcelona have 12 wins, five draws and two losses which leaves them on 41 points, equal with Athletic Club and seven points from Real Madrid.

So far this season, Barcelona have scored 36 goals in 19 games meaning they average 1.89 goals a game with their top scorer, Robert Lewandowski, on eight goals for the season. However, Barcelona’s defence has been average this season. Barcelona have conceded 22 goals and have kept seven clean sheets.

Real Betis and Barcelona have met 46 times in their histories, with one side dominating the fixture. Barcelona have been on the winning side 29 times in comparison to Betis’ nine wins, with the other eight games ending in a share of the points.

This fixture is usually a high-scoring affair, with the fixture having an average of four goals a game.

Real Betis vs Barcelona Team News

Real Betis Team News

Manuel Pellegrini has a couple of injuries to manage this weekend. Youssouf Sabaly, Marc Bartra, Claudio Bravo and Johnny Cardoso are all unavailable.

Barcelona Team News

Xavi also has a long list of injuries. Gavi, Marcos Alonso, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Inigo Martinez, Raphinha and Joao Cancelo are all unavailable.

Form Guide

In their last five games in all competitions, Real Betis have one win, two draws and two losses.

Both Real Sociedad and Real Betis had 12 shots in their goalless draw. Betis did have three shots on target, but were unable to convert any of these chances and had to settle for the 0 - 0 draw.

Artem Dovbyk’s first-half penalty gave Girona the 1 - 0 lead at halftime. But in the second half, Real Betis finally managed to convert one of their 21 shots in the 88th minute to grab a 1 - 1 draw.

The visit to Celta Vigo saw Real Betis take an early lead in the sixth minute through an Aitor Ruibal goal. However, Iago Aspas equalised through a penalty just ten minutes later. The red card to Celta Vigo’s Ivan Villar gave Betis an opportunity to take the win, but a 96th-minute goal from Williot Swedberg gave Celta Vigo the 2 - 1 win.

In the Round of 32 of the Copa del Rey, Real Betis took on Alaves. Carlos Benavidez scored the only goal of the game in the 57th minute to give Alaves the 1 - 0 win, despite Betis having 61% of the possession.

The last time out for Real Betis was back in La Liga against Granada. Betis had 25 shots with six of those on target, but it was Isco’s goal in the 76th minute that grabbed the 1 - 0 win and all three points.

In their last five games in all competitions, Barcelona have four wins and one loss.

Raphinha opened the scoring for Barcelona just after the 30-minute mark but Leo Baptistao equalised for Almeria just before halftime. Sergi Roberto then regained the lead for Barcelona in the 60th minute, but Almeria once again equalised, this time through Edgar Gonzalez. However, Roberto then completed his brace late on for the 3 - 2 win for Barcelona.

The visit to Las Palmas saw Barcelona go behind early thanks to a goal from Munir El Haddadi. However, ten minutes into the second half, Ferran Torres equalised for Barcelona. The red card to Daley Sinkgraven opened up the door for Barcelona, with Ilkay Gundogan’s 93rd-minute penalty grabbing a 2 - 1 win for Barcelona.

In the Round of 32 of the Copa del Rey, Barcelona took on fourth-division Barbastro. Fermin Lopez and Raphinha gave Barcelona the 2 - 0 lead going into the second half but Adria de Mesa Garrido scored to get Barbastro on the scoresheet. A Lewandowski penalty restored the two-goal cushion which meant that Marc Prat Serrano’s 93rd-minute penalty didn’t prevent the 3 - 2 Barcelona win.

In the Semi-final of the Supercopa de Espana, Barcelona hosted Osasuna. Lewandowski opened the scoring early in the second half and Lamine Yamal grabbed a goal in the 93rd minute to give Barcelona the 2 - 0 win.

Barcelona then took on Real Madrid in the Final of the Supercopa de Espana. Vinicius Junior grabbed a first-half hat-trick to give Real Madrid the 3 -0 lead at halftime. Lewandowski did manage to get on the scoresheet, but with the red card to Ronald Araujo and a goal from Rodrygo, meant that Real Madrid took the 4 - 1 win.

Barcelona also take on Unionistas in the Round of 16 of the Copa del Rey.

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Where to watch

Real Betis vs Barcelona will be broadcasted by Viaplay.

Header logoPrimera División

PosClubPWDLGDPTS
1
Team logoReal Madrid
382981+6195
2
Team logoBarcelona
382675+3585
3
Team logoGirona
382567+3981
Last updated 18/07/2024