Last Updated on January 30, 2023 4:03 pm by Erwin Noguera
The actions of the 2022/23 season of LaLiga Santander, one of the world’s best and most popular leagues, continue. A new matchday is about to begin in the Spanish championship, but before that, we will have a match that remains pending from the 17th matchday of the current season.
Let’s remember that two weeks ago, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Betis, and Valencia played their matches corresponding to the Spanish Super Cup. As a result, their matches for the local competition were suspended.
Now, it is time to recover them because, with only three days of rest, these teams must play these matches to continue with normality for the rest of the second half of the LaLiga Santander season.
Wednesday, February 01 at 03:00 PM ET at Estadio Benito Villamarín
Where Can I Watch it?
Fox Sports and Fanatiz
Why Bet on Barcelona
FC Barcelona continues to demonstrate that their only objective (and the one that has the most value for them this season) is to win the LaLiga Santander trophy. Their early exit from the Champions League for the second consecutive season has caused the team to generate many doubts among fans. But, every matchday, the Blaugranas are in charge of proving to everyone that they can take the victories, even playing badly.
Barça is in first place in the standings with a record of 15 wins, two draws, and one loss. Their closest pursuers are Real Madrid, as expected, but they have a cushion of points that allows them to have some margin for error.
However, Barcelona knows they cannot skate, as losing LaLiga Santander would be an absolute failure.
For this match, FC Barcelona may be without Ousmane Dembelé, as he came out with physical discomfort from the previous match against Girona. But, after the harsh three-game suspension in LaLiga, Robert Lewandowski will finally be able to return to the culé call-up for Wednesday’s match against Betis in Sevilla.
Barcelona comes into this match after a 1-0 win over Girona.
Why Bet on Betis
Betis has been in a slump that has led to three consecutive “defeats.” The quotation marks are because they only lost, properly speaking, to Espanyol last weekend, but draws against Barcelona in the Supercopa and Osasuna in the Copa del Rey led to penalty shootouts in which Pellegrini’s side went down to the wire.
However, Betis regained their confidence in the match against Getafe, achieving a great victory with a tight score of 0-1. Now, they must receive a great rival like FC Barcelona who, although they are not in a glorious moment offensively speaking, are the best team in LaLiga.
Final Betting Analysis: Barcelona vs. Betis
FC Barcelona and Real Betis have faced each other a total of 112 times in La Liga, with a balance of 69 wins for Barça, 21 draws, and 22 victories for Sevillans.
In the last match between the two, the team led by Xavi Hernandez beat Betis 2-1 with goals from Ansu Fati and Jordi Alba. Former Barca player Bartra scored for the Verdiblancos.
At MyBookie.ag we can see that there is a Moneyline that favors FC Barcelona at -155, while Betis start at +410.
We expect a back-and-forth match, as Betis is solid playing at the Bento Villamarin and Barça needs to generate more confidence in their fans. However, we believe that few details will define this match, so we go for FC Barcelona to win with a score of 1-0.
Look for a straight win on the Moneyline Barcelona. For example, if you put $100 on FC Barcelona at -155, you’ll be looking at a $64.52 win with a total payout of $164.52.
Barcelona vs. Betis Betting Pick: Barcelona