Real Betis will face Barcelona in the Andalusian capital in a match from the 17th round of La Liga. Let’s see what we can tell about this one in our best football tips for today.
We will start with the hosts. Real Betis are motivated to reach the Champions League for the next season. So far they are moving well – Manuel Pellegrini’s team is 4th in the standings with 28 points, but just one point ahead of the 5th Atletico Madrid. The Andalusians are having a good season, but their goal is not completed – they need to keep pushing.
In their last game Betis celebrated their 8th win for the campaign. They faced Rayo Vallecano away from home and achieved a 2-1 win. Rayo’s Balliu scored himself an own goal while Luiz Henrique scored the winner at the end of the first half.
Barcelona are leaders in La Liga with 41 points – this puts them 3 points ahead of Real Madrid. Last week the Catalans achieved a big win as they faced Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano. Ousmane Dembele scored the winning goal in the first half.
Xavi Hernandez has some problems regarding the squad. Robert Lewandowski is still suspended while Ferran Torres was sent off against Atletico. This means that both of them won’t travel to Sevilla to face Betis. Most likely Ansu Fati and Raphinha will start alongside Ousmane Dembele in the attack.
Xavi has another option, though – to start with four midfielders again just like he did against Atletico. In this case, Frenkie de Jong will start alongside Pedri, Gavi and Sergio Busquets in the middle of the pitch. This would give Barca a better control of the ball.
That’s the best football tips for today for the La Liga clash between Real Betis and Barcelona on Saturday. We expect a terrific game here – that’s for sure.