Two of the best teams of the 2023 La Liga season will face each other next Wednesday when Real Betis vs Barcelona play their match scheduled for Matchday 20 of the championship.
On Saturday, Real Betis won their last league game after beating Getafe by 0-1, while the blaugranas (Barcelona) also triumphed against Girona by 0-1. Without further ado, at JefeBet we bring you the best preview of the match between Real Betis vs Barcelona. Keep reading to find out more!
Predictions, Odds, and Betting Preview for the Real Betis vs Barcelona La Liga Matchday 20 Game on February 1, 2023
- Where: Estadio Benito Villamarín, Seville, Spain
- When: Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 3:00 PM ET
- Moneyline: Real Betis (+425) / Draw (+300) / Barcelona (-148)
- Asian Handicap: Real Betis (+0.75, +100) / Barcelona (-0.75, -124)
- Over/Under (2.5): Over (-120) / Under (-105)
- Both teams score: Yes (-115) / No (-108)
All odds shown are courtesy of Unibet.
Real Betis Preview
With two wins in its last three games, Real Betis remains in the Europa League spots. After 18 matchdays, Manuel Pellegrini’s team is in sixth place in the table with 31 points, the same number as Villarreal in fifth place, but with a better goal difference and one more game played.
Good defense has been the key to Real Betis so far in the tournament, as they have only conceded 14 goals, the second fewest after the six goals scored against their opponents on this matchday.
In terms of their performance at home, Real Betis is the sixth-best team in the circuit with 17 points in eight games played. In that period they only lost one game against Atlético de Madrid, and the five goals they have conceded are the second fewest in La Liga.
Probable lineup (4-2-3-1): Claudio Bravo; Aitor Rubial, Luiz Felipe, Edgar Gonzales, Juan Miranda; Guido Rodriguez, William Carvalho; Sergio Canales, Nabil Fekir, Luiz Henrique; Borja Iglesias.
Barcelona’s season in La Liga is worthy of admiration, and for that reason they enter Matchday 20 as the sole leader of the championship. The Culé team has gone nine consecutive matches without defeat and is first in the standings with 47 points, five more than their fierce rivals, Real Madrid, who are the only team to have beaten them this campaign.
During the winning streak, Barcelona scored on 16 occasions while allowing only two goals against. In fact, in the entire tournament they have the best record in the category, conceding only six goals after 18 games played.
When we talk about Barça as visitors, we are also talking about the best team in La Liga along with Madrid, as both have 24 points in away games, although Xavi’s team has done so in nine games, one less than Madrid.
Probable lineup (4-3-3): Marc-André ter Stegen; Jules Koundé, Ronald Araújo, Andreas Christensen, Jordi Alba; Gavi, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong; Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski, Pedri.
In recent matches between the two teams, Barcelona has had the better of the two, winning eight of the last ten, including the one played on January 12 in the semifinals of the Copa del Rey, in which the blaugranas triumphed on penalties.
That superiority could be there again in Wednesday’s clash, but we don’t expect to see many goals at Betis’ home. Both clubs are the two best defending teams in the championship, while there are some doubts up front.
Betis have scored just six goals in their last nine La Liga games, while Barcelona have gone four games without scoring more than one goal; however, Robert Lewandowski returns this weekend.
Prediction: Under (BET 0 – BAR 2).