Barcelona and Real Betis face each other at Camp Nou, in a match for the 2nd round of the First Division. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 3 wins and 1 loss in the last 4 games. However, the last time these two teams played a game at this stadium was on 11-11-2018, in a First Division match that ended Real Betis’ victory by (3-4). The goals of the match were scored by L. Messi (68 ‘e 90’) and A. Vidal (79 ‘), for Barcelona, and Junior Firpo (20′), Joaquín (34 ‘), G. Lo Celso (71’ ) and Channels (83 ‘), for Real Betis. In this match, the home factor may be decisive, since Real Betis presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.
The home team comes to this 2nd day after the defeat by (1-0) in the first game for the league, against Athletic Club. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches it records 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses as a visitor, with 27 goals scored and 16 suffered; against 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in his stadium, with 31 goals scored and 11 suffered. In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Barcelona won 8 and lost 2. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack has marked regularly , since he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 29 of the last 31 matches have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 6 times and never got the comeback.
Barcelona started the Spanish league in a very negative way, losing to Athletic Bilbao. Now, in this match against Real Betis, coach Ernesto Valverde should favor the maintenance of possession of the ball and organized attacks: Frenkie de Jong is the great organizer of the offensive process. The Argentine Messi, who is returning from an injury, is the great danger in the attack front and is very strong in the hand to hand and in the transport of the ball for the attack. Out of this game will be Neto, Luis Suarez and Dembélé, players who recover from injury.
Real Betis :
The visiting team arrives on this 2nd day after a defeat in its premiere in the league, against Real Valladolid by (1-2). This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, since in the last 30 games it records 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses in his stadium. In the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions, Real Betis won 4 and lost 6. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games.
Real Betis leaves for this match with a 1-2 defeat against Real Valladolid, starting this Spanish league in a very negative way: his only goal was scored by Loren Morón. Coach Rubi should benefit a medium or low block and counterattacks, making the best use of the space in the opponent’s back. Cristian Tello is one of the great weapons of this team, being very important in transporting the ball towards the attack. In addition, Fekir is very important in the creation and organization of the offensive process. For this match the coach can not count on Joel Robles, suspended, in addition to Borja Iglesias, injured.