Real Betis are desperate to rediscover a good run of form when they welcome runaway La Liga leaders Barcelona on Wednesday night.
Betis come into the game in sixth place with 31 points after 18 games, 16 points behind league leaders Barcelona.
The two teams secured slender 1-0 away victories in the top flight last time out, with Barca beating Girona and Betis coming out on top against Getafe.
Betis have won only three of their last nine La Liga matches, but they are still in contention to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Barcelona have rediscovered one of their best runs of form recently and are currently on an impressive eight-game winning streak.
Betis have lost seven of their last eight meetings with the Catalan giants, conceding at least three goals on six of those occasions.
Barca have kept 14 clean sheets in 18 games and conceded only 6 goals in the process, with 3 of those conceded in the El Clasico loss to Real Madrid in mid-October.
The visitors have won 8 of their last 10 away visits to Betis across all competitions, including their last five in a row in La Liga.
With recent history taken into account, Barcelona come into the game as favorites and look on course to win a first La Liga title since 2019.
Or can Betis turn things around and record a rare victory against the league leaders? Click here to make your predictions for the clash.
What time does Betis vs Barcelona start?
The game kicks off at 11pm Kenyan time at the Estadio Benito Villamarin.
Betis vs Barcelona team news
Juanmi and Nabil Fekir have recovered from injuries and are likely to be recalled to the starting XI after resting last time out.
William Carvalho and Guido Rodriguez will continue their solid pairing in midfield.
As for the attacking options up front, Borja Iglesias will lead the front line, supported by Rodri.
For the visiting Barca, they welcome back Robert Lewandowski and Ferran Torres from suspension with the duo primed to return to the starting XI.
The familiar trio of Frenkie De Jong, Gavi and Pedri will also start in the midfield with the back line expected to remain the same.
Betis vs Barcelona head to head
Barca have a healthy advantage over their opponents as they have won 26 out of the 43 games played against them, compared to 9 wins for Betis.
The remaining 8 games have resulted in a draw.
Betis vs Barcelona current form
The hosts have won twice and lost three games in their recent run of five games, while Barcelona have won all of them, scoring 11 goals and conceding once.
Betis vs Barcelona prediction
Both teams have scored in their last two games against each other and the same is expected here. Despite Barcelona’s winning run, this game could end in a draw.