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Barcelona VS Real Betis – LIVE Reddit Soccer 07/02/2021

Real Betis vs Barcelona – LIVE La Liga Football Final Match Reddit Soccer Score Today February 07-02-2021

Real Betis vs Barcelona live score: Match details
Match: Real Betis vs Barcelona
Competition: La Liga
Kick-off time: 8:00 pm, February 7, 2021 (UK time)
Stadium: Benito Villamarin

Barcelona will be bidding to make it six straight victories in all competitions when they continue their 2020-21 La Liga campaign away to Real Betis on Sunday night. Ronald Koeman’s side booked their spot in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey with a 5-3 victory over Granada on Wednesday, but Betis lost on penalties to Athletic Bilbao to exit the competition. Betis saw their Copa del Rey challenge come to an end on Thursday evening as they lost on penalties to Athletic, who had levelled the scores at 1-1 in the final exchanges through Raul Garcia. Manuel Pellegrini’s side will now switch their attention back to La Liga, where they are currently on a five-game unbeaten run, recording three wins during that spell against Huesca, Celta Vigo and Osasuna.

Barcelona entered Sunday in fourth place in La Liga but can win their sixth league game in a row to move back into second when they travel to face Real Betis. Barca are 12-4-4 with 40 points, 10 behind Atletico Madrid to start the day. Betis started the day in seventh and can pull within two points of the top six with a win. Betis have had their problems this season – suffering nine defeats from 21 La Liga matches – but a total of 30 points has left them in seventh spot in the table, just two points behind sixth-placed Real Sociedad. The Green and Whites finished a disappointing 15th in Spain’s top flight last term but are currently challenging for a potential Europa League spot, which would represent an excellent campaign.

Betis started the season a little up and down but are in great form in the league, with five straight games without a loss and some important wins at home. But they have struggled in big games so far, including a 5-2 loss to Barça at Camp Nou earlier in the season. They are also coming off a brutal Cup quarterfinal loss to Athletic Bilbao on penalties on Thursday, so Pellegrini will also have to rotate his team and try to get their spirits back up to face Barça. These teams never disappoint when it comes to entertainment, and we are in for a good one this Sunday. Barça can make it six wins in a row and 11 straight games without a loss in the league, and three points would put them in second place in the table. This should be a lot of fun.

 

Storylines

Betis: On a good run now with three wins from five, Manuel Pellergrini’s team may have turned the corner in pursuit of a return to Europe. The attack, though, continues to struggle, as does the defense. Against Barca, they must win the defensive battle in the middle. Betis have some size in defense, so slowing down the game could benefit them greatly when it comes to defending situations such as set pieces.

Barca: The clear favorites, Barca have found a great run of form despite not being all that convincing. When you need two late goals and extra time to beat Granada in the Copa del Rey, it’s alarming. With a tough stretch coming up, including games against Sevilla and PSG (in the Champions League), Barca have to keep the belief and momentum going. Somebody in attack not named Lionel Messi will need to step up to keep it going. Keep an eye on Antoine Griezmann, who has 12 goals in 29 games and looks set to blow by his mark of 15 goals last season.

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