Primera Division Gameweek 16
Dec 4, 2021 KO: 15:15

Barcelona - Real Betis

Camp Nou Barcelona
Referee: Pablo González
  79' Juanmi

Match preview

Dembele to start? - How Barcelona could line up against Betis

Ousmane Dembele could be in line for a start as Xavi's side look to make it three wins on the bounce in La Liga

Xavi could hand a start to Ousmane Dembele for this weekend's La Liga encounter against Real Betis at Camp Nou.

The Frenchman is yet to start a game this season after picking up an injury in the summer, though he has made recent appearances off the bench versus Dynamo Kyiv, Benfica and Villarreal.

Dembele's Barca career has been ravaged by injuries and so the club have been careful with the amount of minutes he has been given since his return.

Betis could finally be the match where he is unleashed from the start, however.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen will start in goal behind a probably back four of Eric Garcia, Gerard Pique, Ronald Araujo and Jordi Alba.

Alba was taken off against Villarreal with a slight muscular issue but it is believed he will be passed fit to start.

Garcia was preferred at right-back to Sergino Dest in Barca's last game and could continue on the wing.

Nico, Frenkie de Jong and Sergio Busquets will start in midfield.

Should Dembele be passed fit, he will feature in the attack alongside Gavi and Memphis Depay.

That will mean youngster Abde Ezzalzouli dropping to the bench.

Predicted Barcelona XI v Real Betis

Match statistics

Barcelona
Statistics
Real Betis
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
9
12
Draws
6
3
Losses
5
5
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
26
38
Goals Per Game
1.30
1.90
More > 2.5 Goals
9
12
More > 3 Goals
4
9
Scored First in a Match
10
11
Scored Both Halves
3
9
Won More > 1 Goal
4
8
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
22
26
Did Not Score
6
5
Both Teams Scored
9
10
Kept Clean Sheet
7
5
Won Without Conceding
5
5
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
853
-
Possession
67
-
Passes
703
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
12
15
Shots on Target
4.26
5.90
Goals out of Shots
0.11
0.12
Crosses
10.00
-
Offsides
2.68
2.35
Penalties
0.20
0.20
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.35
0.25
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
16
-
Interceptions
9.00
-
Own Goals
0.00
0.10
Aerials Won
11
-
Total Shots Conceded
11
12
Shots on Target Conceded
3.47
4.16
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.11
0.10
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
14
12
Yellow Cards
2.25
2.00
Red Cards
0.05
0.15

Injuries

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Suspended

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In suspension danger

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