Welcome back to TalkBarca. Our topic for today is the Match Preview of Real Betis vs FC Barcelona. The Blaugranas are traveling away to face Real Betis for their 2nd matchday in La Liga Santander. The team is carrying a huge momentum as they won with a 3-5 victory against Granada in the CDR QFs.
The game is going to take place at Benito Villamarin and Barcelona is going to play yet another away encounter. Can Ronald Koemann and his men keep their winning streak alive against Real Betis?
REAL BETIS VS FC BARCELONA MATCH REVIEW
FC Barcelona is all set to continue their La Liga campaign against Real Betis. The team is currently sitting at 4th place in La Liga and a victory in this encounter is going to take the Balugranas back to the 2nd spot in the La Liga points table.
Barcelona is enjoying back to back wins and that is the result of the hard work of players on and off the pitch. The team is heading into this encounter with confidence and they know that they can win this game. Ronald Koemann must come with similar planning as he did against his previous opponents because these tactics have helped him gain an edge over all his opponents.
The players are fatigued and tired as they have been playing a lot of football. However, they are also in very fine form especially Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, and Frenkie De Jong. They are putting in consistent performances week in and week out. Furthermore, the team is dealing with a lot of back to back fixtures, but their consistent performances in those explain a lot about their high fitness levels.
Marc Andre Ter Stegen is also in the form of his life and he makes world-class saves in almost every game. Ronald Araujo is another honorable mention in this FC Barcelona squad because he is displaying solid defensive performances and he is one of the main reasons why FC Barcelona is enjoying such a winning streak.
Barcelona has definitely lifted their midfield a lot. This is because of the form of Sergio Busquests and Frenkie De Jong. However, Real Betis definitely knows how to play against FC Barcelona. Therefore, they are going to try and restrict their midfield play. Betis is not going to like giving a lot of ball possession to the Blaugranas and this is why this game is going to be tougher than usual. Betis is going to press hard and win the ball higher up on the pitch so that they can increase their chances of scoring goals.
FC Barcelona is the team that is favorite to win this game on paper. However, keeping winning streaks is easier said than done. Therefore, Koemann must come up with a solid game plan and tactical management in order to pull this one-off. The fine forms of Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann are going to help FC Barcelona a lot. Let’s see how it goes.
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