Analysis & Picks: Barcelona vs Real Betis 9/16/2023

Analysis & Picks: Barcelona vs Real Betis 9/16/2023

September 14, 2023


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Xavi and his team have made a strong start to the new La Liga season. They kicked off their La Liga season with a scoreless draw on the road against Getafe, a match that ended with both teams down to 10 men due to red cards.


Raphinha of Barcelona was sent off in the 42nd minute, while Jaime Mata of Getafe was shown the red card in the 57th. While La Blaugrana controlled the ball for 75% of the game and tried 14 shots against Getafe’s 5, they were only successful with 4.


After losing two points on the first day of La Liga, Xavi’s team had to retaliate, and they have done so by winning their last three matches. They won at home against Cadiz (2-0), on the road against Villarreal (3-4), and on the road against Osasuna (1-2) just before the international break.


After the international break, Xavi and his team will host Real Betis on Saturday hoping to continue where they left off. They need to win to keep up with Real Madrid, who have had a similarly strong start.



Real Betis has had an up-and-down start to their La Liga season. They have a 2-1-1 record. They only scored 7 out of a possible 12 points. Betis have scored five goals in four games, but have also given up five.


On Saturday, when his side faces Barcelona, Manuel Pellegrini will work to improve his squad’s equilibrium. They lack both offensive and defensive sharpness.


Real Betis, playing against Barcelona away from home, will need to take a tough stance if they want any chance of getting a result. The manager must decide whether to assault Barcelona or play a defensive game.


Manuel Pellegrini has always coached his teams to be aggressive and take the initiative. But against more formidable opponents, like Barcelona, a pragmatic approach is required. It’s unclear if Pellegrini will make any adjustments to his strategy before Sunday’s matchup with Barcelona.


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Barcelona vs Real Betis Game Information


  • Date: 09/16/2023
  • Time: 03:00 PM ET
  • Location: Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys (Barcelona)
  • How to Watch Barcelona vs Real Betis: ESPN+
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