Betis and Barcelona will do battle in the Spanish Super Cup semifinals on Thursday night at the King Fahd International Stadium in Saudi Arabia. Use our sportsbook to take advantage of the best betting odds and Spanish Super Cup props.
Betis: Strong Campaign
It was a good weekend for Real Betis as they won a potentially tricky game 2-1 on the road against Rayo Vallecano. However, it is shaping up to be a difficult month for them off the pitch with some key men potentially departing.
Left-back Alex Moreno has agreed to join Aston Villa and hasn’t traveled to Saudi Arabia. He has been an important part of Manuel Pellegrini’s tactical approach and it’ll be tough to replace his attacking threat on the left flank. There has also been talking of a potential move to Atletico Madrid for Borja Iglesias, which would represent another major blow for Betis. So if you’re betting online, this is not a good time to back Betis.
On the pitch, Betis has shown they can compete with the best of teams and they’ll fancy their chances in what is their first meeting with the Catalan giants this term. Manuel Pellegrini’s troops are fourth once again in the La Liga table. We must mention that Betis only allowed 13 goals in 16 league affairs this season. Betis’ only previous appearance in the Super Cup was against Barcelona in a two-legged final, losing the first match 3-0 before winning 2-1 in the second leg and ultimately losing out 4-2 on aggregate.
Guido Rodriguez and Rodri are set to be recalled in the starting lineup after sitting on the bench against Rayo Vallecano. They will have to cope without right-back Youssouf Sabaly, who is out for around a month with an ankle injury, while Paul Akouokou is sidelined with a muscle problem.
Barcelona: La Liga Leaders
Xavi’s team was not at its best in Madrid on Sunday, but they did pick up a very important three points with a 1-0 win against Atletico. It was their second league game in a row that finished with at least a red card, with Ferran Torres and Stefan Savic seeing red in the last minutes of the match. The win extended their unbeaten run across all competitions to seven matches and we will continue to include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Barcelona now has a three-point cushion on Real Madrid at the top of La Liga and will be hoping to land their first trophy of the season. This competition does feel more important for Barca than for Real Madrid. They haven’t won the Supercopa since 2018 and Xavi is hungry for silverware. They must bring their A-game if they want to get their hands on it, though.
Torres is suspended after receiving a red card last weekend, but Xavi is able to welcome back Robert Lewandowski and Jordi Alba, who both served bans last time out. After leading the attacking line against Atletico, Pedri could slot back into midfield on Thursday with Gavi expected to sit on the bench.
Betis vs Barcelona Head-to-Head
Betis has struggled in recent meetings with Barcelona, losing eight of their last 10 encounters against them, although one of their two victories during this run did come last season. The Catalan giants have come up short in the last three years in the Spanish Super Cup with semifinal defeats to Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid in 2020 and 2022, respectively sandwiched between a 3-2 extra-time loss in 2021 final against Athletic Bilbao. Barcelona won 15 of their last 18 meetings against Betis, scoring at least three goals on 12 occasions.
Betis vs Barcelona Match Information
- Match: Betis (8-4-4) vs Barcelona (13-2-1)
- Location: King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- Day/Time: Thursday, Jan. 12, 2 p.m. ET
- Betis vs Barcelona Live Stream: fubo.tv
Betis vs Barcelona Betting Lines
The odds in this chart are based on the time of publication. They are subject to change.
Betis vs Barcelona Picks & Prediction
The Catalan giants enter this clash as heavy favorites being priced at -220 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at three.
This is an interesting fixture between the best two defensive lines in the top flight of Spanish football this season. Despite the high-scoring mutual encounters between these two teams, we expect a low-scoring affair because let’s not forget this is a do-or-die clash. At the same time, Lewandowski is back and will lead the attacking line and Betis will miss two of their key players. For our official pick, we will combine the moneyline with the goals market.
Barcelona are listed at -220 in our Vegas Spain Super Cup lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Barcelona, you have a chance to win $45. The Betis are +550, offering a chance to win $550 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Barcelona a 68.75% chance to win, with Betis at 15.38%.