Match Today: Barcelona vs Real Betis 01-02-2023 La Liga

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Real Betis has the chance to climb to fourth place in the La Liga standings, but it will have to beat leaders Barcelona first.

With Betis hosting this game, the two teams are separated by 16 points, with 47 points and Betis sixth with 31 points, it hasn't been a great period for Betis, who just came off their first win in four games.

A late Borja Iglesias penalty sealed a 1-0 win over Getafe in their last outing, before that they lost 1-0 to Espanyol in La Liga and suffered post-match penalties against Osasuna and Barcelona in the Copa del Rey and Super Cup respectively.

Real Betis have only managed one clean sheet in their last five matches, which wouldn't be a very welcome statistic as they face the second best attacking team in the league.

Barcelona vs Real Betis

Barcelona beat Betis on penalties after the match after a 2-2 draw in the Super Cup in January, and will be hoping to secure a clean win when the two face off more than three weeks later.

Barcelona will be energized for this match as they welcome back Ferran Torres and Robert Lewandowski from suspensions. Barcelona have not lost a game in 13 matches, across all competitions; Their last defeat was at home to Bayern Munich in the Champions League, they've gone on a run of 11 wins since then.

They entered this match directly after a 1-0 win over Girona in La Liga, which opened them up to five points after Real Madrid drew the same weekend. This win was also Barcelona's fourth consecutive clean sheet.

In La Liga, they have three straight wins, all with a clean sheet but after scoring just one goal, they have managed more than one goal in just one of their last four league matches. That could change with the return of Torres and Lewandowski.

Real Betis vs Barcelona

Real Betis achieved two victories in six league matches, Barcelona did not lose in the last 13 matches, Real Betis failed to score once in five matches.

Real Betis has clean sheets in five matches, Barcelona has three consecutive clean sheets in La Liga, Barcelona has not tasted defeat in the last 13 games; The last time they lost was in October in the Champions League.

They dominate La Liga and their best has come in defiance. They will welcome back key players in Torres and Lewandowski in this game, which should solve most of their attacking concerns. Real Betis have won just two of their last 22 La Liga matches against Barcelona, achieving The two victories are at the Camp Nou.

Barcelona have won their last five away matches against Real Betis in La Liga and can become the first team to win six consecutive matches in the tournament.

Barcelona have lost just one of their last 30 away matches against Real Betis in La Liga, with their previous defeat being against the Andalusians in 2002. After a streak of six straight home victories in La Liga, Real Betis are winless in their last three matches of the season. Such a contest.