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Barcelona FCB Ansu Fati (76'), Alba (90+4)
Primera Division Gameweek 35
May 7, 2022 KO: 19:00

Real Betis - Barcelona

Estadio Benito Villamarín Sevilla
Referee: Antonio Matéu Lahoz
  76' Ansu Fati
Bartra 79'  
  90+4 Alba

Match preview

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Xavi will be without two key players as his Barcelona side travel to face Copa del Rey winners Real Betis in La Liga.

Barcelona play Real Betis at the Benito Villamarín Stadium on Saturday evening looking to consolidate their second place in La Liga.

After a poor start to the season, Xavi has guided the Blaugrana back up the table and they currently sit two points clear of Sevilla in third, five points clear of Atletico Madrid in the final Champions League spot and eight points ahead of Saturday's opponents Real Betis.

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So, if Barcelona avoid defeat to Manuel Pellegrini's team then the top four will be all-but secured and their place in next season's Champions League will be almost confirmed.

Xavi will be without a number of key players, however, to try and get a positive result against the Copa del Rey winners. Defender Gerard Pique has been ruled out through injury, while Pedri and Nico Gonzalez won't feature again this season.

Oscar Mingueza and Martin Braithwaite could feature after returning to training, although that is unlikely. Ansu Fati made his return as a substitute off the bench against Mallorca, but won't be rushed back and could be an option in the second-half again.

Fresh from his new contract, Ronald Araujo will partner Eric Garcia at the back, while Memphis Depay will be handed another start after his goal last time out. Ferran Torres could make way for Ousmane Dembele.

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Match statistics

Real Betis
Statistics
Barcelona
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
9
13
Draws
6
4
Losses
5
3
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
28
42
Goals Per Game
1.40
2.10
More > 2.5 Goals
10
12
More > 3 Goals
5
9
Scored First in a Match
8
10
Scored Both Halves
5
9
Won More > 1 Goal
3
6
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
21
19
Did Not Score
6
3
Both Teams Scored
12
11
Kept Clean Sheet
6
7
Won Without Conceding
2
6
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
13
15
Shots on Target
4.37
5.45
Goals out of Shots
0.11
0.17
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.73
2.84
Penalties
0.15
0.20
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.30
0.35
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.05
0.00
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
11
8.50
Shots on Target Conceded
3.20
3.60
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.10
0.12
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
13
10.00
Yellow Cards
2.25
2.35
Red Cards
0.10
0.05

Injuries

  1. Heel Injury image description
  2. Hip/Thigh Injury image description
  3. Muscle Strain image description
  4. ACL Knee Ligament Injury image description
  5. Hamstring image description
  6. Foot Injury image description
  7. Hamstring image description