BAR vs RB Fantasy Preview:
Barcelona had a close shave in their Champions League encounter as they staved away a relentless Dynamo Kyiv in a high-octane encounter. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen pulled out miraculous saves to deny Kyiv a victory or even a draw at Camp Nou. Despite pulling off resonating showdowns against the European contenders, Barcelona’s campaign in La Liga has been nothing short of woeful.
Barcelona’s last victory in the national league arrived in the beginning of October when Koeman and company got the better of Celta Vigo. However, post that they have drawn with Sevilla, lost to Getafe, slumped down in the El Clasico to arch-rivals, Madrid and managed to steal a point against a depleted Alaves. It simply isn’t going Barcelona’s way at the moment and Koeman will be eyeing this crucial fixture to post a resolute statement that the team is still one of the formidable outfits throughout Spain.
Real Betis, on the contrary, lost two back to back fixtures against Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid before finally taming Elche by a comprehensive margin of 3-1. Manuel Pellegrini will be taking this fixture very seriously considering the fact that Barcelona is currently undergoing a bad patch and if they can be pushed to the brim, the impossible may happen. These are our Dream11 fantasy
Barcelona vs Real Madrid
BAR vs RB: Head to head
Barcelona has thoroughly dominated this fixture which saw these two teams clash for a staggering 46 times. The Catalans have managed to wring out 28 victories vis-à-vis Betis’ 9 victories. The chasm has accentuated even further in recent times. However, Barcelona has never seemed this vulnerable throughout. Betis will be trying everything that they can to use this in their favour.
BAR vs RB: Probable Teams:
Barcelona: Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Clement Lenglet, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba; Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets; Ansu Fati, Lionel Messi, Ousmane Dembele; Antoine Griezmann
Real Betis: Claudio Bravo; Alex Moreno, Marc Bartra, Aissa Mandi, Emerson; Guido Rodriguez, William Carvalho; Joaquin, Sergio Canales, Nabil Fekir; Borja Iglesias
Picks to consider:
Lionel Messi will always be the best possible man to swivel left and right throughout the pitch in order to craft opportunities for the strikers upfront. He himself is one of the best athletes this world has to offer and if he gets going the opposition will be completely skittled.
Nabil Fekir is a good striker and knows the net very well. He is known for his poaching instincts with his shooting prowess that makes him a deadly attacking force to reckon with.
1. Lionel Messi
2. Antoine Griezmann
Match Prediction – Who will win today?
Despite Barcelona lagging behind in La Liga, they can flip the fortunes of the league at any point in time. With Ter Stegen back to the team and with a rock-solid showdown in the last game, it is predicted that the Catalan Giants (Barcelona) will be walking away with the bragging rights.