Real Betis vs Barcelona 02/09/2020 Picks, Preview and Predictions
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Real Betis vs Barcelona 02/09/2020 – It’s Matchday 23 in La Liga as Real Betis welcome Barcelona and their ex-coach Quique Setien at the Benito Villamarin Stadium on February 9. Betis are coming off a draw against last week while Barcelona is looking for their third league win in a row. With both teams not at the top of their game, Online Sportsbook has Barcelona as the favorites to win this matchup.
Real Betis vs Barcelona 02/09/2020
Since Quique Setien left the club last summer, Real Betis have played well under new manager Rubi. They are currently 13th in the league table with 28 points and ten points off the relegation positions. Betis have seven wins, seven draws and eight defeats this season. They are coming off a 1-1 draw against Eibar last week. Nabil Fekir gave them the lead seven minutes into the game but they gave up the equalizer eight minutes later. Betis dominated the game, gaining control of the possession 65% of the game and taking 14 shots with six on target. Despite their dominance in possession, they failed to get the winner. In their last 17 matches against Barcelona, their last win was back in November 2018 when Setien was their manager.
Players to Watch: Loren Moron (8 goals, 2 assists), Joaquin (7 G, 2 A), Emerson (3 G, 5 A), Nabil Fekir (5 G, 1 A), Borja Iglesias (3 G, 2 A), Sergio Canales (2 G, 3 A).
Despite being three points off of the first place, Barcelona is in shambles as they struggle under their new manager and players having a rift with a sporting director, Eric Abidal. Since Quique Setien was appointed as the new Barca boss, they have four wins and two losses in all competitions. They won their league match last week against Levante, 2-1, with Ansu Fati scoring a brace. However, Barcelona got eliminated in the Copa Del Rey midweek by Athletic Bilbao, 1-0. And now, the club is suddenly in crisis after Lionel Messi criticized Abidal. It should also be noted that Messi has a release clause in his deal and he can opt-out next summer. That fact alone will hover Barcelona for the rest of the season and the next.
Players to Watch: Lionel Messi (14 G, 8 A), Arturo Vidal (6 G, 1 A), Ansu Fati (4 G, 1 A), Antoine Griezmann (7 G, 4 A), Arthur Melo (2 G, 3 A), Sergio Busquets (1 G, 2 A).
Real Betis vs Barcelona Betting Numbers
Suddenly in-crisis Barcelona travels to Seville to battle against Real Betis. Barcelona is coming off a bad loss that got them eliminated in the Copa Del Rey while Betis drew against Eibar. With the need to catch up on Real Madrid, Barcelona have to play at their best if they want to defeat Betis. Best Sports Betting Websites have Barcelona favored in this match despite their current situation.
Moneyline: The safer option is to bet on Barcelona and their -174 moneyline compared to Real Betis’ moneyline of +461. As for the draw option, it has a moneyline of +305.
Score Prediction: Barcelona gets out of their slump and earns a critical win over Betis, 2-0.