Betis vs Barcelona Prediction, 2/7/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Betis vs Barcelona
Date: Sunday, February 7, 2021
Location: Estadio Benito Villamarín in Seville, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Betis (+360) Barcelona (-164)
Antoine Griezmann and Barcelona (12-4-4, 2nd in La Liga) head to Estadio Benito Villamarín on Sunday where they'll take on Real Betis (8-3-9, 8th in La Liga). The starting goalkeepers are Joel Robles for Real Betis and Marc-Andre ter Stegen for Barcelona. Real Betis are priced +360 while the Blaugrana are at -164. The over/under is set at 3.5.
Betis faced Real Sociedad in their most recent match and wrapped it up with a draw by a score of 2-2. Betis tried 14 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 12 of those tries for a rate of 85.7%. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 82.7% rate by completing 324 of the 392 pass attempts last contest. Regarding shot accuracy, Betis finished the game at a 57.1% rate by hitting 4 SoT out of 7 total shots. Betis is averaging 1.30 goals per 90 min (26 goals in total) and have accounted for 20 assists in all games for the year.
Sergio Canales is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Betis. Canales has started 203 outings during his soccer career and scores 0.19 G/90. The forward from Spain has tallied 39 goals in 18,358 professional minutes played. He has totaled 35 assists while earning 34 yellow card warnings in his career. One more player who should impact this match is Cristian Tello, the forward representing Spain. He has assisted on a goal 38 times during his career while scoring 47 total goals. Tello has played 14,018 mins in 137 career starts and has earned himself a total of 12 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.30 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The guy protecting the net for Betis will be Joel Robles. Robles has seen the pitch for a total of 10,124 minutes and has tallied 317 stops during his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.48 (167 goals conceded) and his save percentage is .680. The goalie hailing from Spain has had 469 shots tried against him in 111 career starts. Robles (41-28-45 record during his soccer career) has earned 29 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 26.1% shutout rate.
When they last played, Barcelona walked away with a victory by a final of 2-1 against Athletic Bilbao. Barcelona finished the match with a 69.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 20 out of the 29 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 559 out of their 616 passing attempts for a percentage of 90.7%. Barcelona converted 6 shots attempted out of their 12 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 50.0% clip in their last outing. Having tallied 38 goals and 23 assists in all competitions, Barcelona has an average of 1.90 goals and 1.15 assists per 90 min.
Antoine Griezmann should provide a lift for Barcelona. The forward hailing from France has been on the field for 31,658 mins and has scored 155 goals. He has collected 60 yellow card cautions in his career and has helped on a goal 55 times. He sports an average of 0.44 goals per 90 minutes and has started 371 outings in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Lionel Messi, the forward who represents Argentina. Messi has been handed 49 yellow card cautions in 40,613 professional minutes (448 starting assignments). His G/90 average during his soccer career is 1.01. He has tallied 456 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 186 different times.
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen will be residing in front of the net for Barcelona. Stegen has tallied 106 clean sheets while he has seen 1,092 shots tried against him in 24,469 minutes throughout his career. He holds a save % of .766 and his shutout rate is currently at 39.0%. He has allowed 0.97 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 167-59-46. So far in his career, Stegen has surrendered 265 goals and has 836 saves in 272 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Barcelona (-164)
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