class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The Catalans have been in fine scoring form in the Champions League and we think their La Liga clash this weekend will see plenty of goals as well
Barcelona welcome Real Betis to Camp Nou on Saturday afternoon with Ronald Koeman’s side looking to get back on track in La Liga.
The Blaugrana have failed to win any of their last four domestic clashes and come into this weekend’s round of fixtures in 12th place, some nine points off the pace already.
Their opponents are a Betis side who have won four and lost four of their opening eight games, although Los Verdiblancos have managed just three wins in their last 23 away La Liga games.
Barcelona vs Real Betis Latest Odds
Betis have won just two of their last 16 matches on the road and bet365 offer them at 7/1 (8.00) to claim a victory in Catalonia.
The hosts, for their part, are available at 9/25 (1.36) with the draw priced at 4/1 (5.00).
Barcelona vs Real Betis Team News
Marc-Andre ter Stegen should make his first La Liga appearance of the campaign after recovering from injury, but Ronald Araujo, Samuel Umtiti and Philippe Coutinho are definitely out while Clement Lenglet is a doubt.
The visitors have doubts over centre-back Sideni, midfielder Andres Guardado and forward Juanmi Jimenez, while Victory Camarasa is a long-term absentee.
Barcelona vs Real Betis Preview
Wednesday night saw Barca record their third win out of three games in the Champions League to practically assure their place in the knockout stages.
Koeman will be hoping to transfer that form into La Liga where he has seen his side lose to Getafe and Real Madrid and draw with Alaves and Sevilla over the last four weeks.
The problem for the Catalans has been a lack of efficiency in front of goal while also conceding regularly and although Ter Stegen should help solidify things, the German was called into action on multiple occasions against a much-weakened Dynamo Kiev side.
Betis have the attacking talent to trouble Barca and there is every chance that this will be a high-scoring encounter as this fixture has regularly been over the last few years.
Barcelona vs Real Betis Tips and Predictions
Over 2.5 goals and both teams to score is priced at evens (2.00) and looks an excellent option, with Barcelona conceding in six of their last seven competitive games.
This bet has paid out in each of the last four meetings between these sides and should do once more on Saturday.
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