When Barcelona plays Real Betis on Wednesday in La Liga action in Seville, they will want to temporarily increase their lead at the top to eight points. The Blaugrana's one-goal victory over Girona and Real Madrid's loss in their goalless draw with Real Sociedad allowed Xavi's team to take the lead in the championship race by five points. Betis are presently in sixth position on the standings following their 1-0 victory against Getafe over the weekend. The match's complete information, including how to watch it on TV and online, team news, and more, is available on GOAL.
Real Betis vs. Barcelona date and kickoff time
|Real Betis vs. Barcelona
|February 1, 2023
|3pm ET, 8pm GMT, 1:30am IST (Feb 2)
|Benito Villamarin Stadium, Seville
How to watch Real Betis vs. Barcelona on TV and live stream online:
|fuboTV, ESPN+, DirecTV Stream
|Viaplay Sports 1
|Sports18 - 1 HD
Team and roster news for Real Betis
Juan Cruz has been sidelined since October because of a hamstring injury, but Nabil Fekir and Juanmi are back from muscle injuries and will start on the bench for Getafe.
In addition, Abner Martinez, who joined the team in January, will aim to start at left-back instead of Juan Miranda, with William Carvalho and Guido Rodriguez in control of the midfield.
The likely Real Betis starting lineup includes Silva, Sabaly, Pezzella, Felipe, Miranda; Rodriguez, Carvalho; Henrique, Fekir, Rodri; and Iglesias.
|Silva, Martin, and Bravo
|Luiz Felipe, Gonzalez, Pezzella, Ruiz, Abner, Miranda, Ruibal, Sabaly, Montoya
|Rodriguez, Carvalho, Akouokou, Guardado, Camarasa, Fekir, Canales, Juanmi, Rodri, Henrique, and Joaquin
|Iglesias, Jose, Moron
Barcelona's squad and team news
While Robert Lewandowski and Ferran Torres have returned from suspension, Ousmane Dembele's most recent injury (a thigh strain) will keep the Frenchman out of play for at least three weeks.
Pedri and Jordi Alba may return to the starting lineup in the other alterations from the cup game, although Sergio Roberto is likely to stay on the bench.
Ter Stegen; Kounde, Araujo, Christensen, Alba; Gavi, De Jong, Pedri; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Torres; are all probable starting lineups for Barcelona.
|Ter Stegen, Pena
|Bellerin, Araujo, Christensen, Alonso, Alba, Kounde, Garcia, and Balde
|Busquets, Pedri, Kessie, Roberto, De Jong, and Gavi
|Lewandowski, Ansu Fati, Torres, Raphinha