Real Betis vs Barcelona
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 29 January 2017
Kick-Off at 11:00 UK/ 12:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarin, Sevilla.
Real Betis were held to a goal-less draw at home by Sporting Gijon on the weekend. It can be considered as 2 points lost than a point earned as Gijon are one of the least effective away sides in Spanish League this season. However, the result helped them to extend their unbeaten run at home to 5 matches, which includes 3 wins and 2 draws.
FC Barcelona are coming on the back of a 5-2 win at home in their mid-week Copa del Rey fixture against Real Sociedad. The Blaugrana are third in the league, trailing Real Madrid by 2 points. They had occasional troubles in away games this season, but a win here is essential to keep their title hopes alive. Barcelona were held to draws twice in their last 4 away games, while winning in the rest.
Real Betis vs Barcelona: Head-to-head Comparison
It was a thumping 6-2 win for Barcelona when the teams met at the Camp Nou for the first leg clash of this season’s Spanish League fixture. The win extended Barca’s unbeaten run against Betis to 9 matches. It will be worth to note that the latest 6 are all wins by comfortable margins.
Real Betis vs Barcelona: Prediction
Real Betis has kept clean sheets in three consecutive home games coming into the weekend tie against Barcelona. Also, they are unbeaten in their last 5 home matches and once against 4 clean sheets were accumulated during the period.
Barcelona have shown their vulnerabilities while playing in away games this season. And Blaugrana can expect a tough test from Betis than in previous seasons when they take the field at the Benito Villamarin on Sunday afternoon.
Real Betis vs Barcelona: Free Bet Tips
Real Betis + 2.5 at 1.47 (5/11)
Over 2.5 goals at 1.40 (2/5).