Real Betis - Barcelona Betting Preview: Why at least four goals should be scored in Seville

Our Spanish expert Phil Kitromilides is backing a high scoring encounter at the Estadio Benito Villamarin and has picked out a 4/1 any-time scorer value bet
Arguably the most attractive fixture of the weekend in Spain sees runaway leaders Barcelona travel to Seville to face an exciting Real Betis side who begin this round of matches occupying the final Champions League spot in the La Liga table.

Indeed the Verdiblancos are on a decent run of form having put the ignominy of the derby destruction by Sevilla behind them to record back-to-back wins over Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna.

William Hill price Betis at 9/1 (10.00) to record their fifth home win of the season, while Barcelona can be backed at 2/7 (1.27) and the draw is offered at 9/2 (5.50).

Yet there is one bet that stands out a mile for this encounter and that is to back over 3.5 goals, which is available at the extremely attractive price of 11/10 (2.10).

Barcelona's attacking prowess is of course universally known throughout the world of football, but Betis themselves possess some excellent forwards well capable of scoring against a Barca side that has only kept two clean sheets in their last nine league games.

Over 3.5 goals has paid out in each one of the Catalans' last five league games and on 14 occasions in total in all competitions this season.

For a value bet, it is hard to look past backing Betis' in-form striker Ruben Castro to score at any time, available at 4/1 (5.00).

The 31-year-old has six goals in his last six games, and scored three times against Barca last season. The price for him to net again looks enormous and should be backed accordingly.

Over 3.5 goals at 11/10 (2.10) with William Hill
Ruben Castro to score at any time at 4/1 (5.00) with William Hill

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports broadcaster working on radio and TV in London and Madrid. You can also follow Phil on Twitter.