Real Betis vs. Barcelona
May 7, 2022 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -163, Under 2.5 +130
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Real Betis is hosting Barcelona at Benito Villamarin in round 35 of the Spanish LaLiga. Betis is once again in solid form, and they are still fighting for the Champions League spot, which means they are going for the win here. Barcelona has been sloppy lately, but they are still in 2nd place, and they could use a few more points to solidify that spot.
Betis has only 1 loss in their last 9 games, and they are now in 5th place with 58 points, which is 3 points less than Atletico Madrid in 4th place. Betis has scored 56 goals so far this season, while they have conceded 38 goals which aren’t bad at all. The schedule is not easy for Betis for the rest of the season, but they are good enough, and in good enough form to get to the Champions League spot. Juanmi is still the leading goalscorer for Betis with 14 goals, while Fekir has added 7 assists. There are few injured players, but Betis has been doing well without them. Betis can be a very dangerous team, they can score goals, and they can get rough if they have to, which I think they will in this game.
Barcelona is still finding themselves after Xavi arrived, and that will take a bit more time, but their main goal has been accomplished, probably. Barcelona is now in 2nd place, and even though they are high in the standings, their Champions League spot is still not secured. In their last 5 games, Barcelona has 5 losses and 2 wins, and this bad form has cost them the Europa League semifinals. With 63 scored goals, Barcelona is one of the best offensive teams in the league, and Depay is their leading goalscorer with 11 goals. Aubameyang has added 9 goals. Dembele has added 10 assists. There are a few important injuries in Barcelona, but Fati is fully recovered now. Fati has had terrible luck this season, but if he stays healthy, he will be a huge factor in Barcelona next season. Barcelona has 4 tough games left to play this season, but when they are on fire, they are unstoppable, and I think that might be coming in their last few games.
Barcelona hasn’t lost any of their last 10 games on the road, but they are dropping points at home. Betis is in great form, and they will have fans on their side here. I think this will be an entertaining game, and I think we will see goals.