BAR vs RB: The current Spanish Champions lost 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao in their opening league game. The Messi-less Barca looked a too short on creativity and were easily caught on the counter-attacks.
Real Betis come into this match on the back of a defeat in the opening game. The Los Verdiblancos went down 1-2 at home to Real Valladolid in one of the shockers in the opening round of the 2019-20 La Liga season.
Barcelona vs Real Betis Team News
Barcelona Team News:
- Lionel Messi, despite returning to the training this week, has been ruled out of Rel Betis clash. Ernesto Valverde revealed that the 5-time Ballon d’Or winner is not 100%.
- In addition, Barcelona will have to cope without Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele as well.
- While Valverde left Jean-Clair Todibo, Todibo, Moussa Wague, and Carles Aleñá out from the matchday squad.
Real Betis FC Team News:
- Joel Robles was given a straight red card just seven minutes into the game against Real Valladolid last weekend. The former Everton goalkeeper will be serving a one-game ban here.
- Borja Iglesias missed Betis’ opening game and remains a doubt ahead of this match.
Barcelona vs Real Betis Playing 11
Ter Stegen (GK), Semedo, Pique, Todibo, Alba; Busquets, De Jong, Puig, Perez, Rafinha, Griezmann
Real Betis :
Dani Martin (GK), Emerson, Mandi, Bartra, Pedraza, Carvalho, Guardado, Joaquin, Fekir, Canales, Moron