Barcelona is atop the La Liga standings with 47 points, five more than Real Madrid. Nevertheless, Los Azulgranas suffered tremendously to win their last two games. Betis, a team whose main goal is to finish in the top four, comes next. Los Verdiblancos have been considerably better when playing at home, making them an interesting online gambling option.
Let’s check the latest La Liga news, stats, injury reports, and La Liga lines for Betis vs Barcelona. We’ve got plenty of La Liga picks for you to consider.
Betis: Keep an Eye on Iglesias
Last Saturday, Betis suffered a bit more than expected to defeat Getafe. Los Verdiblancos ended up winning 1-0 thanks to Borja Iglesias, who scored from the penalty spot in the 86th minute. Iglesias is the team’s top scorer with nine goals. That’s almost 50% of the team’s 20 goals.
Los Verdiblancos currently sit in sixth place with 31 points, three less than Atletico Madrid, the team sitting in fourth place, and Iglesias’ amazing season has a lot to do with that. The defense also deserves a lot of credit since it has allowed 14 goals in 18 games. Only Barcelona, with six, and Villarreal, with 13, have allowed less. And now the defensive unit should look even better after signing Abner Vinicius, a 22-year-old left-back who’s very fast.
Betis have been considerably better when playing at home, where it owns a 5-2-1 record, scoring in all games but one and finishing with a clean sheet four times. Most recently, it drew 0-0 to Athletic Club.
Including Los Verdiblancos in your soccer picks could make bank for some midweek action.
Barcelona: Thank You, Pedri
Robert Lewandowski is Barcelona‘s top scorer with 13 goals. Nevertheless, Lewandowski hasn’t scored in La Liga since Oct. 29. Even so, Los Azulgranas remain the second top-scoring team in the league with 37 goals. Only Real Madrid has scored more, with 38.
Who has been holding the reins? Pedri. The boy wonder scored the winning goal in Barca’s last two matchups. First, it defeated Getafe 1-0. Most recently, it defeated Girona 1-0. The team also defeated Real Sociedad 1-0 in the Quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey, with Ousmane Dembele as the scorer.
In other words, the team doesn’t depend on Lewandowski. Don’t get me wrong, he’s a killer and can make a difference, but Pedri, Dembele, Ansu Fati, Raphinha, or Gavi can tip the scales in their favor anytime.
That’s basically why Los Azulgranas dominate the soccer lines at -155. Plus, they’re 8-0-1 when playing on the road. Their only loss was against Real Madrid, and they already took revenge by beating them 3-1 in the Grand Finale of the Super Cup, making it very clear that they currently are the best team in Spain.
Betis vs Barcelona Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 124
- Betis Victories: 27 (140 goals)
- Barcelona Victories: 74 (284 goals)
- Draws: 23
These two met three weeks ago in the Semifinals of the Spanish Super Cup. The match finished 2-2 and Barcelona won the penalty shootout 4-2. Betis finished the game with 10 players after Andres Guardado was sent off during overtime.
Regarding La Liga, Betis pulled off the stunner at Camp Nou (1-0) last season thanks to Juanmi Jimenez, who scored the winning goal in the 79th minute. Later, Barcelona took revenge by defeating Los Verdiblancos 2-1 at Benito Villamarin. Ansu Fati and Jordi Alba were the scorers. Alba scored the winning goal in stoppage time.
Betis vs Barcelona Match Information
- Match: Betis vs Barcelona
- Date/Time:Wednesday, Feb. 1st, 3:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Benito Villamarin, Seville
- Betis vs Barcelona Live stream: fubo.tv
Betis vs Barcelona Betting Lines
Betis vs Barcelona Picks and Prediction
The total has gone over 2½ goals in eight of these teams’ last 10 meetings. Plus, both scored in seven of those matches. Iglesias is highly motivated, and Lewandowski will wake up sooner or later. Finally, Betis also has enough talent. Jimenez, Nabil Fakir and William Jose came off the bench in its last game. Summing up, you can expect a back-and-forth battle, enough to include the over in your betting online ticket.
Barcelona are listed at -155 in our La Liga lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Barcelona, you have a chance to win $65. The Betis are +400, offering a chance to win $400 on a $100 wager. The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Barcelona a 60.78% chance to win, with Betis at 20.00%.