La Liga: Barcelona vs Betis preview, team news, prediction and tips - Smart Bettors Club
La Liga: Barcelona vs Betis preview, team news, prediction and tips
December 3


Barcelona will take on Betis in the La Liga matchday 16 at Camp Nou on Saturday. The kick-off is at 17:15 CEST.


Even though it hasn't been the best start to life in the Camp Nou dugout for Xavi in terms of Barcelona's performances, the Catalans have registered two wins in two league matches since the appointment of the new manager last month. As Barca also drew Benfica in the Champions League in between their Spanish top flight victories over Espanyol (1-0) and Villarreal (3-1) following their three-game unbeaten run under interim boss Sergi Barjuan, the Blaugrana are coming into this clash on the back of a six-game streak without a loss in all competitions.

On the other hand, Barca are still only seventh in the La Liga table with 23 points, four points adrift of Betis who sit in fifth. Manuel Pellegrini's side, for their part, have enjoyed a four-game winning streak across all competitions, including a 4-0 victory over Alicante in the Spanish Cup in mid-week and last weekend's 3-1 thrashing of Levante.

Team news

Sergi Roberto, Pedri, Martin Braithwaite, Ansu Fati and Sergio Aguero all remain on the sidelines for Barca while Claudio Bravo, Youssouf Sabaly and Martin Montoya will play no part on the weekend for the same reason. Nabil Fekir, in turn, won't help the Verdiblancos in this one due to a suspension.


Well, this will arguably be the first real test for Xavi's Barca in the league - something that makes this clash an extremely hard to call one. As the Blaugrana's defence appear to be far from their best right now while Betis have scored at least two goals in each of their last four matches, let's stick with BTTS this time around - something that happened in each of the sides previous six head-to-head meetings as well.


Both teams to score at total over 3.5 at 2.47 with 1XBET.



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