The Sunday night La Liga action sees Spanish champions and current league leaders Barcelona travel to Real Betis. The hosts are battling for a European spot and despite winning this tie earlier in the campaign, it is the Blaugrana who are strong favourites to continue their winning form.
Where and when: Estadio Benito Villamarín, Seville – 17 March, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Real Betis vs. Barcelona: William Hill, Eleven Sports
Last time: Real Betis secured a memorable 4-3 triumph at the Camp Nou back in November – the Blaugrana’s first home defeat for a total of 26 months. Lionel Messi’s double wasn’t enough for Barca with Junior Firpo, Joaquin, Giovani Lo Celso and Sergio Canales among the scorers for Betis.
|Real Betis double chance||21/10||Offer|
|Over 3.5 goals||1||Offer|
|Giovani Lo Celso anytime scorer||18/5||Offer|
Real Betis vs. Barcelona Predictions and Preview
Real Betis are in the hunt for a European spot once more in La Liga and are eighth in the standings but just two points behind Alaves in fifth.
Boss Quique Setien has come under a degree of pressure from his own fans but victory at Celta de Vigo last time out has eased tensions.
Barcelona have recovered form after winning just three La Liga games in nine attempts by winning 12 of their last 14, with a win over Rayo Vallecano last time out.
They have kept 10 clean sheets in their last 15 matches as they have reinforced their chances of winning a fourth La Liga title in five seasons and are now seven points clear at the top of La Liga.
One to watch for Real Betis: Giovani Lo Celso already has 12 goals to his name this season including against Barcelona at the Camp Nou earlier in the campaign, and he is at 18/5 to score here.
One to watch for Barcelona: Lionel Messi is now up to 34 goals for the campaign as he continues his devastating goal scoring form. He is back to full fitness following a thigh injury and is at 11/20 to score here.
Long shot: Barcelona have ten clean sheets from their last 15 while Betis have scored just twice in their past three games but have two clean sheets in four. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 25/1.