Real Betis vs Barcelona
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 9 February 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarín (Sevilla).
After their elimination from the Copa del Rey, Barcelona will be particular to get things back on track. We can expect a determined effort from the Blaugrana for a dominating win this Sunday, and it surely helps that they are taking on a Betis squad, that were winless in five of their last six league fixtures.
Real Betis vs Barcelona Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, Barcelona recorded a massive 5-2 win.
- Four of the previous games saw Barca recording wins.
- 19 of the last 23 wins had gone to Barcelona.
- Barcelona last lost a league encounter at this venue back in 2008.
Real Betis vs Barcelona Match Preview
Betis were held to a 1-1 draw on the road the last match-day by Eibar. It was their third winless game in a row, and the fifth in the league from their past six attempts.
This slump in form has hurt the team real bad, and especially their ambitions to make it into Europe.
As of now, Betis have secured a total of 28 points from their 22 matches, and with just 16 game-weeks remaining in the competition, they have a lot of ground to cover in order to fulfill their dream.
Meanwhile, Barcelona recorded a dominating 2-1 win at home in their latest league fixture. While the scoreline was close, the hosts had controlled proceedings for almost the whole of ninety minutes.
The match also saw Ansu Fati rising to occasion with a brace to present his team the win. The youngster from La Masia is once again bringing back confidence to the famed Barcelona academy.
Real Betis vs Barcelona Prediction
Barcelona are the two-time champions of the competition, and are currently placed second in the table. Moreover, internal management problems aside, the team has once again started to perform well on the pitch under new gaffer Quique Setien.
The team might have lost their Copa Quarters, but they surely had made their mark on the game. On the other hand though, Betis have a total of two league wins this past two-month period, and they are currently placed in the bottom half of the table.
Importantly, Barcelona have dominated this opponent for very long in h2h clashes. In fact, they had won the reverse fixture 5-2, and had scored a total of 43 goals from the past 11 h2h meetings. Barca have also recorded 19 of the last 23 h2h wins, and it’s been 12 years since the Catalans have lost a league game at this venue.
Finally, Quique Setien was the former coach of Betis, and he definitely knows the players there inside out. Taking all these observations into account, we are inclined to pick Barcelona as a firm contender for the win this Sunday.
Real Betis vs Barcelona Betting Tips
Barcelona to Win @ 1.90(9/10)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Barcelona @ 1.60 (3/5).