Real Betis vs Barcelona Match Analysis & Prediction
01/02/2023 11:00 pm
Barcelona will try to increase their lead at the top of La Liga to eight points on Wednesday when they travel to face Real Betis. The two teams secured slender 1-0 away victories in the top flight last time, with Barcelona beating Girona and Betis coming out against Getafe.
Despite losing three consecutive matches–two on penalties–, Real Betis defeated Getafe 1-0 on Saturday to end their losing streak.
Borja Iglesias scored the winning goal in the 86th minute, ending his seven-game drought without a goal.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side is still in contention to qualify for next season’s Champions League as they sit sixth in La Liga and three points behind Atletico Madrid in fourth place with a game in hand.
Since suffering their only loss of the season, a 3-0 defeat at home against Bayern Munich in October, Barcelona has put together a 13-game unbeaten run and won each of their last eight matches.
On Saturday, they beat Girona 1-0 with a goal from substitute Pedri, who has scored three goals in his last four appearances.
After rivals Real Madrid lost their game against Real Sociedad on Sunday, Barca moved five points clear at the top of La Liga. They will now seek to extend their lead with back-to-back fixtures against Sevillian opposition in the form of Real Betis and Sevilla.
Real Betis vs. Barcelona Head to head
Both sides have 24 games against each other with hosts taking three wins, while visitors with eighteen wins and three draws.
04/12/2021Barcelona0Real Betis1La Liga
Real Betis Team News
Nabil Fekir and Juanmi are ready to return to the starting lineup for Real Betis after recovering from muscle injuries. They will be joined on the bench by winger Juan Cruz, who has not played since early October due to a hamstring problem.
Real Betis's Last 5 Matches
18/01/2023Betis2Osasuna2Copa del Rey
08/01/2023Rayo Vallecano1Betis2La Liga
Barcelona Team News
Barcelona can welcome Robert Lewandowski and Ferran Torres back from suspension, but Ousmane Dembele will be sidelined for at least three weeks with a thigh injury. The Catalan giants may recall Pedri, Sergio Roberto, and Jordi Alba from the bench against Girona and start them against Betis again on Wednesday.
Barcelona's Last 5 Matches
25/01/2023Barcelona1Real Sociedad0Copa del Rey
19/01/2023AD Cueta0Barcelona5Copa del Rey
Real Betis vs. Barcelona: Odds and Predictions
3 Way: Away
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