Barcelona vs Real Betis
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 11 November 2018
Kick-Off at 15:15 UK / 16:15 CET
Venue: Camp Nou (Barcelona).
Barcelona somehow survived a stern Rayo Vallecano test thanks to super late goals from Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez last weekend at Estadio del Rayo Vallecano. The Catalans shockingly went behind after scoring the opening through in-form Suarez 10 minutes into the game. They were struggling to get back into the contest all up until dying minutes when they pulled off a huge comeback to go three points clear at the top of the Primera Division standings.
The Catalans drew 1-1 away at Inter in mid-week’s Champions League match. It was generally a solid performance from Ernesto Valverde’s men who dominated the pitch throughout the 90 minutes of the affair at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. Can they make it four wins on the bounce in La Liga on Sunday afternoon against Real Betis?
Barcelona vs Real Betis: Head-to-head
Los Beticos have not been the trickiest of opponents for the Catalans over the course of history.
Barca won nine and drew one of past ten meetings with Real Betis.
Blaugrana notched as many as five goals without any response in their previous trip to Benito Villamarin back in January this year.
At home, Barcelona won 17, drew 3 and lost 2 of past 22 meetings with Betis.
Barcelona vs Real Betis: Prediction
Quique Setien’s men will travel to the Catalan capital off the back of a 3-3 draw in a dramatic thriller against Celta Vigo on Sunday evening. The fact they allowed three goals on the home patch is certainly not quite inviting for their fans ahead of the clash with the strongest attacking line in the country.
Barcelona were just brutal in the final third in recent league games. They notched an impressive total of 12 goals in last three Primera Division outings. The thread includes a demolishing 5-1 victory over Real Madrid in team’s previous fixture at Camp Nou.
Lionel Messi was on the bench on Tuesday against Inter Milan and he might even get the chance to play here as the recovery from an arm injury went well. With or without the Argentine superstar on the pitch, Barcelona are massive favourites and we expect another pleasant afternoon for their fans at Camp Nou.
Barcelona vs Real Betis: Bet Tips
HT/FT Barcelona/Barcelona @ 1.57 (4/7)
Barcelona Over 2.5 Team Goals @ 1.72 (8/11).