Barcelona vs Real Betis Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Barcelona vs Real Betis Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Barcelona host Real Betis at the Camp Nou hoping to put aside the crisis talk by opening the La Liga 2017-18 campaign in positive fashion. Barcelona saw Neymar leave the club in a £196 million deal, and the Spaniards have so far been unable to replace the Brazilian. The inability to sign the transfer targets coupled with the arrival of a new manager in Ernesto Valverde have seen plenty of uncertainties surround Barcelona. Last season, Barcelona finished second in the table behind Real Madrid, while Real Betis were able to avoid relegation in the last few weeks. Betis finished 15th in the table after managing only 39 points. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

The home form for Barcelona is extremely good in the games against Real Betis, as the team has been able to win the last six meetings at the Camp Nou without exception. Barcelona have been able to score 21 league goals in the last five home matches against Real Betis. The away team conceded 40 goals in the away games last season. Even without Luis Suarez due to injury, Barcelona will have too much firepower for the opposition. I would back a 3-0 win for Barcelona. Lionel Messi has an impressive record against Real Betis after scoring 16 in the 17 games against this team. Barcelona are likely to be without Suarez and this means more focus on Messi, who has failed to score only three times in the last eight against Betis. I would back Messi to score anytime.

Barcelona 3-0 win – 7/1

Lionel Messi to score anytime – 1/2

Barcelona scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Barcelona scored over 2.5 goals in 6 out of their last 10 games played against Real Betis

Real Betis have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played

Real Betis saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played against Barcelona

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Barcelona Form Guide

Barcelona Team Logo

Barcelona

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
L A

10-04-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Roma Team Logo Roma

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

14-04-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

17-04-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

21-04-2018

Copa del Rey

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 3)

W A

29-04-2018

Primera Division

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 2 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

06-05-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

09-05-2018

Primera Division

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 5 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

L A

13-05-2018

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 5 - 4

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

16-05-2018

Club Friendlies

Mamelodi Sundowns FC Team Logo Mamelodi Sundowns FC

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

20-05-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Real Betis Form Guide

Real Betis Team Logo

Real Betis

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
W H

17-03-2018

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

02-04-2018

Primera Division

Getafe Team Logo Getafe

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

07-04-2018

Primera Division

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

13-04-2018

Primera Division

Girona Team Logo Girona

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

19-04-2018

Primera Division

Las Palmas Team Logo Las Palmas

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

22-04-2018

Primera Division

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

30-04-2018

Primera Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

05-05-2018

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

12-05-2018

Primera Division

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

19-05-2018

Primera Division

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

Barcelona Preview

Even though Barcelona are rich in cash after the £196 million sale of Neymar, the club have been unable to make a big-money signing capable of replacing the Brazilian. Barcelona have found several hindrances in the transfer market, although manager Ernesto Valverde has been backed up by the signings of Nelson Semedo, Paulinho, and Gerard Deulofeu. Last season, Barcelona were let down by the away form, while there was also an identity crisis at the club. Valverde, though, has begun in poor fashion after losing the two-legged Super Cup game against Real Madrid.

Barcelona Team News

Valverde will be without Luis Suarez (knee) for the game. Andres Iniesta (leg) and Gerard Pique (groin) are doubtful for the game.

Real Betis Preview

Real Betis have been able to pick up a couple of impressive wins in pre-season friendlies, but the club only managed 10 wins last season. They were not even able to reach the 40 point mark last season, and had to encounter several relegation threats towards the end of the season. New manager Quique Setien has been backed up well in the transfer market with the signings of Víctor Camarasa, Ryad Boudebouz, Cristian Tello, and Sergio Leon. Daniel Ceballos is the biggest departure from the Benito Villamarin, and last season the player contributed just two goals and two assists. Ruben Castro was the top scorer for Real Betis last season with 13 goals.

Real Betis Team News

Setien has a fully fit squad to choose for the game.

Barcelona Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Real Betis Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Barcelona vs Real Betis Sidelined Players

Barcelona
8 Andres Iniesta Injured
12 Rafinha Injured
9 Luis Suarez Injured
Real Betis
12 Ryad Boudebouz Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Marc-Andre ter Stegen 187 85
23 CD Samuel Umtiti 180 75
18 RB Jordi Alba 170 68
2 LB Nelson Semedo 180 69
14 CD Javier Mascherano 174 74
4 CM Ivan Rakitic 184 78
5 CM Sergio Busquets 189 76
20 CM Sergi Roberto 178 70
16 RF Gerard Deulofeu 171 68
10 LF Lionel Messi 170 72
17 CF Francisco Alcacer 174 74
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Antonio Adan 190 88
23 CD Aissa Mandi 186 78
19 LB Antonio Barragan 186 83
4 CD Zouhair Feddal 191 83
21 RB Alin Tosca 182 80
8 CM Victor Camarasa 183 76
18 CM Andres Guardado 169 60
29 CM Juanjo Narvaez 180 80
17 LF Joaquin 179 75
7 CF Sergio Leon 178 73
11 RF Matias Nahuel Leiva 170 67