Barcelona will aim to get their La Liga campaign back on track when they welcome Real Betis to the Camp Nou on Saturday for their matchweek 9 fixture.
Barca have made the worst start to their La Liga season in 18 years, winning just twice in six matches. Led by Lionel Messi, the team sits in 12th position in the La Liga points table, four places behind Real Betis.
The Blaugrana come into this game off a 2-1 win over Dynamo Kyiv in the UEFA Champions League with Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique getting on the scoresheet.
The team can hope for a better showing with goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen making an inspiring return against Kyiv after a long injury lay-off.
Real Betis, on the other hand, made a strong start to the season with consecutive victories but soon ran out of steam, losing four of their last six matches. They have also lost all three of their previous meetings against Barcelona.
The Seville-based club will want to take inspiration from their last La Liga game in which they beat Elche 3-1. Cristian Tello scored a brace while Antonio Sanabria opened the account for Real Betis.
Meanwhile, reigning La Liga champions Real Madrid will travel to the Estadio Mestalla to take on Valencia in the last game of matchweek 9.
Real Madrid come off a 3-2 victory over Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League. Captain Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema found the back of the net but it was Rodrygo’s late-winner that sealed the deal for the Los Galacticos.
Zinedine Zidane’s men, with 16 points in seven matches, will have a chance to go on top of the table if leaders Real Sociedad are unable to win their match.
Where to watch La Liga 2020-21 LIVE in India?
Match Details: Barcelona vs Real Betis
Match Time: 8:45 P.M. IST
Match Date: 07-11-2020
Venue: Camp Nou, Spain
La Liga will not be broadcast on any television channel in India. So all the matches can be watched live on La Liga’s official Facebook page.
Barcelona form guide in La Liga: D-L-L-D-W
Real Betis form guide in La Liga: W-L-L-W-L
Barcelona Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Clement Lenglet, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba; Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets; Ansu Fati, Lionel Messi, Ousmane Dembele; Antoine Griezmann
Real Betis Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Claudio Bravo; Alex Moreno, Marc Bartra, Aissa Mandi, Emerson; Guido Rodriguez, William Carvalho; Joaquin, Sergio Canales, Nabil Fekir; Borja Iglesias
Prediction: Barcelona 3-1 Real Betis