Real Betis v Barcelona La Liga Odds & Tips: Back Barca to Bag Away Win in Seville

By | May 7, 2022

Real Betis and Barcelona meet in the main course from Saturday’s La Liga menu. This tie promises to attract a bigger audience than usual, with both teams fighting hard for a top-four finish and spot in next season’s cash-rich UEFA Champions League.

The three points available here are crucial to both sides, but which will hold their nerve and land the prize?

The locals have proven to be the dark horse in what has already been a remarkable campaign, with Real Madrid running away with the title.

Barcelona may have lost Lionel Messi and several of their star players due to off-field financial issues, but the great club are fighting back. They started slow and were knocked out of the Champions League but are now moving in on second place in La Liga.

Both Real Betis and Barcelona have suffered a mixed bag of results in recent games, with the locals taking just two of the last nine points available to them.

Barca are finishing this season with a flurry and look good for the silver medal, but they’ve taken six of the previous nine. Read on as our team of soccer experts preview Saturday’s match before declaring our best bet.

Real Betis v Barcelona Betting Odds and Matchup Information

Matchup Information

  • Real Betis started the week in fifth place with just three points to find to match Atletico Madrid and the top four.
  • Barcelona start in second place and have no realistic chance of catching leaders Real Madrid, but they do have Sevilla in third for company.
  • These teams met at the Camp Nou late last year in this competition, and it was Betis that came out on top courtesy of a goal from Juanmi.
  • Venue & Location: Estadio Benito Villamarin (Seville, Spain)
  • Kick-Off Time: 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time (9:00 p.m. local time)

Real Betis v Barcelona Betting Odds

Odds are via Caesars Sportsbook.

Moneyline

  • Real Betis to win +200
  • Draw +270
  • Barcelona to win +123

Over/Under Goals

  • Over 2.5 goals (-170)
  • Under 2.5 goals (+130)

Betis hoping to finish well

The 2021/22 season will be remembered as a good one by followers of Real Betis, with the team performing better than many expected. They started the week fifth in the table with stats of 17 wins and seven draws against ten defeats, scoring 56 goals and conceding 38.

That has earned them 58 points which is just three shy of Atletico Madrid and the top four with both sides having the same goal difference.

Despite their lofty position and chances of playing in Europe’s elite next season, Betis are without a win in their last three La Liga outings, picking up two of the last nine points available to them.

That has allowed teams behind to close the distance, and if Betis don’t turn things around quickly and arrest that dip in form, they could undo all their great work from this campaign. Get back to winning ways, though, and they could end as a Champions League side.

The last three results from Real’s season read draw-lose-draw, with their most recent outing producing a goalless finish away to Getafe on Monday.

That was a game they would have expected to win, and they created enough chances to score a winning goal, but the players look like they are beginning to feel the strains of a season spent chasing glory. There are a few tired legs in the camp, but one final big push is required.

The players did give fans something to cheer late last month when winning the Spanish Copa Del Rey by beating Valencia on penalties.

It’s not every season Betis celebrate a trophy, and they were made to work hard for this piece of silverware with the game locked at 1-1 following 90 minutes and extra time, forcing the teams to penalties. Betis held their nerve in that lottery, winning 5-4.

Barca bounce back to form

To say Barcelona fans have endured a rollercoaster season would be a severe understatement. One of the biggest names in soccer lost Messi to PSG in the summer as they couldn’t afford to pay the Argentine’s wages and balance the books.

The club fell foul to many seasons of over-spending and flouting financial fair play rules and are now beginning to feel the pressure. They aren’t out of the woods yet, but they are moving in the right direction again.

Following a poor start to the season, we now find Barcelona back and contesting major places in La Liga. They start the week in second behind runaway leaders Real Madrid, and although they can’t win the title, they will want to secure a top-four finish and do it in style.

Ending second despite not being at full strength would serve as a warning shot to the rest of the competition, showing Barcelona are backfiring and will be better next season.

Their last five league results read win-lose-win-lose-win, meaning if that trend was to continue here, they will return to the Camp Nou empty-handed.

No one in the away dressing room will expect that to be the case, and Barca fans are confident their team has what it takes to finish the season on the front foot, putting together an extended run of good form.

They were last seen in action on the opening day of the month when scoring a home win over Mallorca. That victory was achieved thanks to goals from Depay and Busquets, with Raillo hitting a consolation for the beaten side.

Head-to-Head Stats & Trends for Real Betis vs. Barcelona

Both teams have scored in six of the last seven games involving these sides, with Barca winning 3-2 when last in town. We will follow the stats and back over 2.5 goals in a Barcelona win.

Real Betis vs. Barcelona Betting Tip – Barcelona win and 2+ goals in the match @ +160 (Caesars Sportsbook)

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