Barcelona travel to Real Betis this weekend and the Catalan giants will be hoping to maintain their lead at the top of the table with a win away from home.
Barcelona are level on points with Atletico Madrid and are just one point ahead of Real Madrid in the La Liga title race and cannot afford to drop points at this stage of the season.
Real Betis have won their last two home games by 1-0 scoreline and will fancy their chances against Barcelona. The Spanish champions were going through a slump earlier this month, but they have recovered after thrashing Deportivo and Gijon 8-0 and 6-0 respectively in their last two matches.
Containing the best attack in the League will be a huge challenge for Betis. But they will need to rely on their defence to win this game, especially because of their goalscoring problems. The hosts have failed to score more than one goal per game in their last five La Liga outings.
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Betis will be without the likes of Juan Vargas and Bruno Gonzalez. Both players are carrying knocks and will be sidelined for the visit of Barcelona.
Digard and Piccini are ruled out with injuries as well.
There are no new injury issues for Barcelona at the moment. The likes of Mathieu, Samper, Vermaelen and Sandro are still absent with injuries.
Real Betis: Adan; Molinero, Gonzalez, Pezzella, Montoya; Petros, N’Diaye; Ceballos, Joaquin, Musonda; Castro
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Rakitic, Iniesta, Busquets; Messi, Suarez, Neymar
Barcelona have scored at least 3 goals in their last 4 matches against Real Betis in all competitions.
Barcelona have won their last 5 matches against Real Betis in all competitions.
Barcelona have scored at least 2 goals in 8 of their last 9 away matches in the La Liga.
Barcelona are undefeated in 12 of their last 13 away matches in the La Liga.