Barcelona and Betis measure their strength in the LaLiga Santander matchday sixteenth, at the Camp Nou stadium. The team trained by Xavi Hernandez seeks his third consecutive victory in LaLiga Santander, after beating the RCD Espanyol (1-0) in the Catalan derby and at Villarreal in The Ceramic Stadium (1-3), respectively.
The Barça sum 23 points to his credit and occupies the seventh place in the standings, although he has a game less played than the Rayo Vallecano, sixth with 24. The objective is to enter European positions as soon as possible in the Barcelona entity.
The Barcelona thrashed for 4-2 to Real Sociedad on the first day, but nevertheless he could not give continuity to the good feelings shown in the Camp Nou. Has beaten Getafe (2-1), I raised (3-0) and RCD Espanyol (1-0), but could not get past the draw against Granada and Alavés (1-1), in addition to losing to the Real Madrid in “El Clásico” by 1-2. That is why the Barça he needs to win to close the gap with the leader and distance himself from his rivals.
The team of Xavi Herández has very important casualties. Martin Braithwaite is long-lasting low, as well as Pedri relapsed from his injury, as did Ansu Fati which is low due to a muscle injury. Xavi Hernandez he’s giving young players a lot of opportunities.
In recent years, the duels between Barça and Betis, that they face today in the Camp Nou, are synonymous with goals. In the last six games between azulgranas and verdiblancos, the scoring average is nothing more and nothing less than 6 goals. In none of these last six precedents in fact, have fewer than 5 goals been recorded.
In this sense, for the Betis it is good news the return to the center of the defense of Pezzella. The Argentine central suffered some muscular discomfort that forced him to request the change in the game ten days ago in Elche (0-3) and has lost the last two, against the Raise in LaLiga Santander and Alicante in the Copa del Rey, although it already seems to be in a position to reappear.
The Betic squad of Manuel Pellegrini has the casualties for this game of Nabil Fekir by penalty, just like him goal Claudio Bravo, wingers Martín Montoya and Sabaly and midfielder Camarasa due to injury. its Real Betis comes from winning Raise 3-1, at the Benito Villamarín stadium. The Verdiblanco team showed a high level of play and had to overcome the initial goal of Mustafi. Notable was above all the exhibition of Juanmi, who scored three goals and was tremendously incisive.
The set of Pellegrini, Barça rival today, is the third highest achiever of LaLiga Santander (25 goals). However, they have lost and gone unmarked against teams from Champions League: Real Madrid (0-1), Atlético de Madrid (3-0), Seville (0-2) and Villarreal (2-0).
When do you play Barcelona – Betis?
The game is played Today, Saturday, December 4, at 4.15 p.m.
Where to see Barcelona – Betis?
The encounter can be seen by Movistar LaLiga (46) and Movistar LaLiga 1 (47), platform channels Movistar Plus. You can follow all the information live on the Mundo Deportivo website.