Real Betis vs Barcelona preview: Setien’s former club will trouble Catalans

Barcelona will face Quique Setien’s former club Real Betis away from home tonight. Here are the team news & game previews.

Kick-off Time

Tomorrow 01:45

Probable Line-ups

Barcelona Team Info

Gerard Pique is suspended and also injured for the away side, so Clement Lenglet and Samuel Umtiti will feature at centre-back.

Arturo Vidal should continue get a chance to prove his worth in the centre of midfield for Barcelona.

Ansu Fati, Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi are now Quique Setien’s first-choice front three after injuries to Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele.

Real Betis Team Info

Carles Alena should start in midfield due to having no clause in his loan deal preventing him from featuring against his parent club.

Guido Rodriguez is expected to anchor the Betis midfield ahead of youth product Edgar.

Joaquin and Nabil Fekir will try and provide the creativity to provide for lone striker Borja Iglesias.

Prediction

Real Betis are winless in their last three competitive games, even being knocked out of the cup by second-tier Rayo Vallecano in that time.

Last time out at home, however, Rubi’s side blew high-flying Real Sociedad out of the water with a commanding 3-0 victory.

Barcelona will be keen to get back on track with a convincing win after exiting the Copa del Rey midweek after a late defeat against Athletic Club.

Real Betis 2-3 Barcelona

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