BAR vs RB Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Real Betis vs Barcelona Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
Barcelona will be aiming to strengthen their grip at the top of the table when they face an inconsistent Real Betis in an away La Liga match at Benito Villamarín, in Seville, Spain, on Sunday night (IST).
What competition it is? La Liga
Teams: Real Betis and Barcelona
Kick Off: Monday 18 March
Match Timing: 01:15 AM (IST)
Where the game is played? Benito Villamarín (60,720)
TV Info: Ten Sports Network has the rights to stream select La Liga matches in India. While the premier members can also catch the action on SonyLiv App.
Having finished sixth in La Liga, the 2017-18 season was one of the best seasons for Real Betis in their recent history. And any attempt to better that result was always going to be like landing on Mars.
This club is not just any other club in Spain though. They boast one of the most die-hard fan bases in Spain, filling in the Benito Villamarín week in and week out.
So if there is any club who deserves to play in the top division of Spanish football every season, Betis are such club. However, the club has to perform though, to secure its top-flight status alive, be the club that the owners and the fans envisage Betis to be.
As things stand, the Los Verdiblancos are 8th in the La Liga table having recorded 11 wins, and 6 draws. They are very much in contention to finish in the top-six for the 2nd season in a row. This should be the realistic target for Quique Setién and his en as 6th places Sevilla are just 1 point above them in the table.
Barcelona meanwhile are alive in all the 3 competitions they entered at the start of the season. The 5th Copa del Rey is a real possibility now after they brushed Real Madrid aside in the semifinal, beating them 4-1 on aggregate over the two legs. The reigning Champions will be facing Valencia in the final.
The Catalan giants also beat Ligue 1 outfit Lyon 5-1 in the 2nd leg last-16 match at Camp Nou to book a place in the quarterfinals.
While over in La Liga, Ernesto Valverde’s men are sitting at the top with 63 points from 27 games, seven points better than 2nd placed Atletico Madrid.
Barca are favorites to clinch their 2nd successive La Liga title. Having played the El Clasico, they have an easy looking fixture list as well.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Real Betis – D L W L L W
Barcelona – W W W L W W
BAR vs RB Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Real Betis vs Barcelona Team News:
Injured – Centre-back is a big issue for Real Betis at the moment as they continue to be without defensive trio Junior Firpo, Francis Guerrero, and Antonio Barragan through injury.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Antonio Barragan is struggling with an injury and will be evaluated before the match.
Note: With Firpo out, Andres Guardado may feature at left wing-back once again. On-loan forward Jese Rodriguez is expected to lead the line alongside Loren Moron, while William Carvalho and Giovani Lo Celso will be in the starting lineup as well. There will also be spots on the starting lineup for the former Barca duo Marc Bartra and Cristian Tello.
Key Players – Lo Celso, Loren Moron
Injured – Rafinha remains a long-term absentee, while Ousmane Dembele will miss 3 to 4 weeks sue to a hamstring injury he suffered against Lyon.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Thomas Vermaelen is a doubt.
Note: Clement Lenglet is available for selection after missing the action through suspension, but with Samuel Umtiti fit, he may have to contend with a place on the bench. Also, Philippe Coutinho should retain his place in the starting lineup.
Key Players – Messi, Suarez
BAR vs RB Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Real Betis– Lopez (GK), Mandi, Bartra, Sidnei; Joaquin, Canales, William, Guardado, Tello; Lo Celso, Loren Moron
Barcelona– Ter Stegen (GK), Semedo, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Vidal, Coutinho, L Suarez, Messi
BAR vs RB Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
Teams will be updated soon
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Barcelona are favorites in this match.
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