Real Betis vs. Barcelona La Liga Betting Tips and Preview

Real Betis vs. Barcelona, La Liga

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.

Unsurprisingly, the visitors are heavy favourites for this encounter at odds of 4/11 with a Betis victory priced at 13/2 and the draw available at 4/1.

These fixtures tend to produce a lot of goals with 12 going in across the most recent two meetings, so over 3.5 goals at 1 appears to be a solid bet with over 4.5 at 9/4.

A ‘double chance’ on Betis to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 21/10 while a Barca win/draw outcome is at 1/14.

If you fancy the away side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 21/20 while Barca to win both halves is at 11/5.

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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.

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