After a win in the Copa Del Rey midweek, Barcelona have a chance to put their loss in the Spanish Super Cup behind them by shifting their away form to knock off Real Betis in La Liga play. It has been a tough week for manager Xavi but with Barcelona now eight points behind Girona in first place, Barca don’t have much room for error at the moment.
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How to watch and odds
- Date: Sunday, Jan. 21 | Time: 12:30 pm ET
- Location: Benito Villamarin Stay — Sevilla, Spain
- Live stream: ESPN+
- Odds: Real Betis +320; Draw +280; Barcelona -125
Real Betis: After ending a four-match winless run, Betis will now return home facing Barcelona at a good time. Behind the good form of IscoBetis have been able to hang around the European places in La Liga but they also need the points in this one being four points behind Real society in sixth place. As true contenders are starting to separate from the pack, Betis will want to not find themselves in the middle not playing for anything.
Barcelona: Still without Raphina and Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Barcelona will have to dig deep in the match. João Cancelo could return from his knee injury which would boost the attack but with they need their front three to round into form quickly.
In another poor away showing for Barcelona, the points will be shared. Pick: Real Betis 2, Barcelona 2