Real Betis vs Barcelona : Barcelona head to Real Betis this Sunday in La Liga play. Barca, fresh offin the Champions League, is looking to grow its league lead over Atletico Madrid. Barca has won four straight in La Liga and has a seven-point lead over Atletico. Real Betis, however, did hand Barca one of its two league losses in November.
Real Betis vs Barcelona
Spanish Primera División
Place: Benito Villamarin – Seville, ESP
Time: 3:45PM ET
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Barcelona: Barcelona, which has also made it to the Copa del Rey final this year, is eyeing a three-trophy season. They’ll have the chance to build their La Liga lead after Atleti slipped up with a 2-0 loss to Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.
Barca were boosted on Saturday without kicking a ball as their nearest title challengers, Atletico Madrid, slipped up with a 2-0 defeat at Athletic Bilbao.
Ousmane Dembele is out with a hamstring injury, while Rafinha remains a long-term absentee after a season-ending knee injury.
Real Betis: Real Betis entered the weekend in eighth place in La Liga with 39 points. The team won 1-0 against Celta Vigo last week, but Real Betis has not scored more than one goal in a game since beating Girona 3-2 on Jan. 20.
Should they win today, Ernesto Valverde’s men would go 10 points clear of Atletico with 10 games remaining – and with Lionel Messi in fantastic form, the Blaugrana will be confident of another victory on the road.
Barcelona vs. Real Betis prediction
Barcelona doesn’t slip up on the road and heads home with a 3-1 win.
Atletico’s defeat on Saturday should sharpen Barca’s focus, with a 10-point advantage on offer if they win today.
With this being Barca’s final game before the international break, expect a professional away win.