Barcelona vs Real Betis: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Barcelona welcome Real Betis to the Camp Nou as Xavi looks to make it three wins from his first three La Liga outings in the dugout.

Victory over Espanyol was followed by a hard-fought win away to Villarreal last time out, earned through late strikes from Memphis Depay and Philippe Coutinho.


Betis, meanwhile, travel to Catalonia buoyed by successive victories in La Liga, with winger Juanmi in particularly good form after his hat-trick against Levante last weekend.

Here’s everything you need to know about the game.

When is kick off? Saturday 4 December, 15:15 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Camp Nou
What TV channel is it on? LaLiga TV (UK), ESPN+ (US), TSN (Canada)
Highlights? La Liga YouTube channel
Referee? Pablo Gonzalez Fuertes
VAR? Antonio Mateu Lahoz

Ansu Fati

Fati will be missing for Barcelona / Quality Sport Images/GettyImages

Barcelona are confident Jordi Alba will be fit enough for this weekend after limping off in the win over Villarreal last time out.

Meanwhile, Ansu Fati will not feature as he continues his recovery from a hamstring injury, while Sergi Roberto and Pedri are still missing.

You can read Barcelona’s predicted lineup here.

Hector Bellerin

Bellerin was sent off against Elche / Aitor Alcalde/GettyImages

Hector Bellerin will return for Manuel Pellegrini’s side after he was forced to sit out of their victory over Levante last weekend through suspension.

Rui Silva is also expected to remain in goal with Claudio Bravo sidelined with injury, while Victor Camarasa is unlikely to feature.

Luis Suarez

Real Betis celebrate against Barcelona / David Aliaga/MB Media/GettyImages

Barca boast the vastly superior head-to-head record in meetings between these sides, losing just twice to Real Betis in their last 18 encounters.

Indeed, the Andalusians have shipped five on their previous two visits to the Camp Nou – losing 5-2 on both ocassions – but they will remember their victory in Barcelona three years ago with great fondness.

Under the guidance of Quique Setien, Betis recorded a famous 4-3 victory over Barca at the Camp Nou, powered by goals from Junior Firpo, Joaquin, Giovanni Lo Celso and Sergio Canales.

Xavi Hernandez

Xavi on the touchline / Eric Alonso/GettyImages

Barcelona were fortunate to escape from their visit to Villarreal with three points last weekend, indebted to a bout of profligacy from Unai Emery’s side.

Xavi will be keen to see improvement from his charges, especially in the final third where they have blatantly lacked a punch this season.

Prediction: Barcelona 2-2 Real Betis

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Author: XenBet