Betis vs Barcelona | LaLiga 22-23 | Matchday 17
The Spanish First Division is a direct translation of the greatness of Spanish soccer in combination with the internationals who join each club. Playing the matches that each club is called upon to defend the shield of each club demonstrates the passion with which this sport is lived. And it is not just 90 minutes and touches of the ball, a feeling of seeing your city, community, favorite player measured against other greats of international soccer. Betis vs Barcelona will take place in the midst of the struggle of these teams to reach not only LaLiga, but the Champions League. And to prove that they are still one of the best teams in the world.
The Benito Villamarín will host Betis vs Barcelona LaLiga 2023
Betis needs to recover the initial strength to stop the bad streak.
Betis had a spectacular start, in their first matches we could get to think that they were in line for the fight for the title and that they would manage to measure themselves against those who always remain in the first places, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico. In their first five games they had four victories and lost only once to the defending champions, the Merengue team. However, as they approached their 12th matchday they would see how the stumbles would become more frequent for them. Looking ahead to Betis vs Barcelona it is good that the club remembers and brings to the pitch some of that formula that kept them winning in the early part of the season.
For Barcelona, LaLiga is the competition where they could win.
Barcelona is going through complicated circumstances within their soccer at different levels of their competitions. But it seems that this reality does not touch them at all in LaLiga, as their determination to win game after game remains intact. Even after setbacks we see them carry on as if nothing had happened and even beat the next team that gets in their way. In Betis vs Barcelona, the Blaugranas know how to manage their opponents’ offensives and their power on set pieces. They also know that they can do damage and take the points if they stretch their energy a bit throughout the match.
Previous Betis vs Barcelona games played. Goals, statistics, protagonists
The most recent Betis vs Barcelona match took place on 07 – 05 – 22 at the Benito Villamarin. The game was quite even and both teams were looking for the victory on their side. The ball was dominated by Barcelona, not by much, with 58% as opposed to what Betis was able to control. Barca, on the other hand, managed to take the lead with the precision of their passes, which would be definitive to achieve the victory with 87% in execution and efficiency against 78% of the Verderones. However, shots on goal were equally matched, 5 for each club.
The attack began with Barcelona, who in the 20th minute of the match were already looking to score their first goal, which was stopped by Rui Silva. That served for the reaction of Betis at minute 27′ that would end in the post. In these circumstances they went to the break, with the score even and the Betis vs Barcelona offense looking to break the opponent’s wall.
The second leg would be more exciting because of the search for a goal to take advantage. In the 76th minute, Barcelona’s newly introduced 10th player opened the scoring, Ansu Fati received a pass from Jordi Alba and with total control of the ball sent the ball into the Betis net to put 0 – 1 on the scoreboard.
But the discount was not long in coming, at 79′, just three minutes later, Marca Bartra headed a ball set up by Nabil Fekir, giving the Verdiblanco team the equalizer. But the Blaugranas would not remain calm and in the aggregate, at 90′ + 4′ in a recovery of Adama Traoré facilitating the pass of Dani Alves to finish an accurate shot.
Predictions for Betis vs Barcelona 2023
The last five matches that Betis vs Barcelona have played have ended in five wins for the Balugranas and one for the Verderones. We can reaffirm the performance of Pellegrini’s side so far this season, but the Xavineta are on their home turf and Lewandowski is comfortable scoring goals left and right. We can predict that Barcelona will take home the victory, although the score difference will not be much, a 3 – 2 or 2 – 1 will be possible.
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The next matches will be Espanyol vs Betis and Barcelona vs Getafe, a match that could sink the Getas a little bit.