What is the form of Barcelona compared to Real Betis?
Barcelona began their title defense a week ago and everyone knows how their opening game went down. Without Messi, the Blaugrana couldn’t overcome Athletic Club and fell to a 1-0 defeat. That loss ended a run of four straight wins over the pre-season.
Real Betis also suffered an unexpected defeat in Matchday 1, losing 2-1 to Real Valladolid. That was their second defeat in a row for the Spaniards. This means they have lost three of their last five games (W2).
Barcelona vs Real Betis head-to-head record
These two clubs have met 117 times before in history, 106 coming in La Liga. While the Catalan giants boast the superior record, it should be noted that the last time these two sides met at Camp Nou, the Blaugrana lost 4-3.
Games played: 117
Barcelona wins: 69
Real Betis wins: 26
Team news and injuries
Lionel Messi’s absence from the opening game saw his team lose 1-0. The Argentine wasn’t expected to feature in this game, with Valverde claiming he is not fully fit but after returning to training, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is back in contention.
The same cannot be said about Luis Suarez, who is out with a calf problem, and Ousmane Dembele, who is sidelined with a hamstring issue. The Frenchman is tipped to miss up to five weeks of action but Busquets and Rakitic, who begun on the bench at Athletic Club, should return to the lineup.
As for Real Betis, an ankle injury looks to keep out Iglesias. Joel Robles is suspended due to his sending last weekend but the likes of Fekir and Carvalho are available and tipped to start.
TV schedules and broadcast listings
In the USA: beIN SPORTS en Español, beIN SPORTS, Fanatiz USA, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
In the UK: The ITV Hub, ITV 4
In Canada: beIN SPORTS en Español, beIN Sports Canada, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Canada
In Australia: beIN Sports 1, Kayo Sports, beIN Sports Connect
In Spain: MiTele En Vivo, Movistar+, Movistar Laliga, Partidazo in Movistar LaLiga
Barcelona vs Real Betis Broadcast Information
Stadium: Camp Nou (Barcelona)
Canada: fuboTV Canada, beIN SPORTS en Español, beIN Sports Canada, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Canada
France: beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN Sports 1
Indonesia: beIN Sports Connect Indonesia, beIN Sports 1 Indonesia
Malaysia: beIN Sports Malaysia, beIN Sports Connect Malaysia
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport 14, Ziggo Sport Select
Nigeria: SuperSport 7 Africa, Canal+ Sport 2 Afrique, SL4G
Portugal: Eleven Sports 1 Portugal
Spain: Movistar Laliga, Movistar+, MiTele En Vivo, Partidazo in Movistar LaLiga
United Kingdom: The ITV Hub, ITV 4
United States: Fanatiz USA, fuboTV, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN SPORTS en Español