Barcelona must forget the draw they got when they traveled to Inter Milan headquarters on Wednesday morning (07/11) local time, because there was a match that was no less important in the continuation of the Spanish League this weekend. The Catalan giants are still sitting at the top of the standings, and of course they will target a win against Real Betis in the 12th Jornada this week. The match is planned to take place on Sunday evening, 11 November 2018 at Estadio Camp Nou, Barcelona.
Playing as a host in the match later, Barcelona is more favored to reach full points. Especially on paper, they are also much better than Real Betis. In their last five matches, Ernesto Valverde’s landing squad managed to collect 4 wins and hold a draw once. In fact, 4 matches including, Barcelona played without Lionel Messi who was still pulled over due to a hand injury. But, in the match later, the Argentine mega-star is predicted to appear from the first minute.
Yes, Messi suffered an injury when faced with Sevilla, which made him miss a number of important matches, including the El Clasico party which ended with a landslide 5-1 victory over rivals Real Madrid.
In essence, Barcelona without Lionel Messi alone was brilliant, especially if this 31-year-old player appeared on the match later. Real Betis recorded a dubious result earlier this season. They sit 14th in the standings, while in the last five parties only pack 2 wins.
Head to head Matches – Barcelona vs Real Betis:
[22/01/18] Real Betis 0-5 Barcelona
[08/17/17] Barcelona 2-0 Real Betis
[29/01/17] Real Betis 1-1 Barcelona
[08-21-16] Barcelona 6-2 Real Betis
[01/05/16] Real Betis 0-2 Barcelona
Barcelona’s Last 5 Matches:
[04/11/18] Rayo Vallecano 2-3 Barcelona
[01/11/18] Cultural Leonesa 0-1 Barcelona
[10/28/18] Barcelona 5-1 Real Madrid
[10/25/18] Barcelona 2-0 Inter Milan
[10/21/18] Barcelona 4-2 Sevilla
Real Betis Last 5 Matches:
[05/11/18] Real Betis 3-3 Celta Vigo
[02/11/18] Racing Satander 0-1 Real Betis
[10/28/18] Getafe 2-0 Real Betis
[10/25/18] Ac Milan 1-2 Real Betis
[22/10/18] Real Betis 0-1 Valladolid
Barcelona: ter Stegen, Lenglet, Pique, Sergi Roberto, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Rakitic, Arthur, Philippe Coutinho, Suarez, Rafinha.
Real Betis: Pau López, Mandi, Sidnei, Bartra, Junior Firpo, Guardado, William Carvalho, Canales, Francis Guerrero, Lo Celso, Cristian Tello.