Barcelona vs Real Betis: Predictions, odds & betting tips

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Barcelona welcome Real Betis to Camp Nou on Saturday afternoon in La Liga as the Blaugrana aim to continue their winning start to life under new manager Xavi Hernandez.

Since the former player took charge, Barca have won back-to-back league matches for the first time this season, although they have been made to work extremely hard in both of those games.

Betis are likely to make life tough for the Catalans once more, with only Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid scoring more this term than Manuel Pellegrini's men.

Barcelona vs Real Betis latest odds

Barcelona are priced at 4/9 (1.44) with bet365 to record their sixth home league win of the season, while the draw is offered at 7/2 (4.50).

Betis, meanwhile, are available at 13/2 (7.50) to claim three points at Camp Nou as they last did in 2018 with a famous 4-3 win.

Barcelona vs Real Betis first goalscorer

Memphis Depay is the shortest-priced player to break the deadlock on Saturday afternoon.

The Dutchman has scored in both league games under Xavi and is priced at 7/2 (4.50) to open the scoring, while Ousmane Dembele, who could be fit enough for his first start of the season, is offered at 5/1 (6.00).

Betis' top scorer this season is Juanmi Jimenez, the most prolific Spaniard in La Liga so far with eight goals.

The former Southampton forward can be backed at 11/1 (12.00) to score first this weekend.

Barcelona vs Real Betis preview

Barcelona have played some highly attractive football since the arrival of Xavi but they have also conceded an enormous number of chances.

They have been fortunate to secure consecutive victories in La Liga given their fragile defending and Betis have enough quality in the final third to cause them problems once more.

Indeed, this has been one of the most entertaining fixtures in the Spanish top flight over the last few years, with the two sides producing 36 goals in their last six meetings.

Given Betis' excellent scoring record this season and the fact they have kept just three clean sheets in 15 league games, backing a goal-filled encounter makes sense.

Barcelona vs Real Betis tips & predictions

Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is priced at 10/11 (1.91) and has paid out in each of the last six games between these sides making it an attractive option.

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Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at 10/11 (1.91) for a 3pt stake with bet365

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