Betis vs. Barcelona Pick & Prediction JAN 12th 2023

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Barcelona and Betis seek a place in the Super Cup final

Football is already a great protagonist of the 2023 calendar, and in Spain it is no exception. It is that there not only La Liga activity returned, but the Copa del Rey also began, and between Wednesday the 11th and Sunday the 15th of January the Super Cup will be played.

It will be on Thursday the 12th when two great teams face each other. Betis and Barcelona will face each other in the second semifinal, while the other will be starred by Real Madrid and Valencia the day before.

As it is an official tournament, with the possibility of consecrating itself in a couple of games and taking place at the King Fahd International Stadium, in Saudi Arabia, all eyes will be on what happens there.

That's why all the sports previews are already making their guesses as they wait to see what finally happens on the pitch.

This is how Betis arrives

This team established itself in the previous Copa del Rey, giving the bump and getting into this edition of the Super Cup.

Obviously, the next competition will not be easy, since from the outset they will have to face Barcelona and an eventual rival in the final would be Real Madrid or Valencia, neither more nor less.

However, those technically led by Manuel Pellegrini know that they have what it takes and they will go in search of giving the big hit in the face of what is expected in the Super Cup Spain forecasts and fight for the first title in their history in this event.

It is that, with its own style, this club achieved glory in the aforementioned Copa del Rey, and today it manages to hold onto 4th place in La Liga with the hope of qualifying for the next UEFA Champions League.

This is how Barcelona arrives

Xavi Hernández's men began 2023 with some ups and downs, but they pulled off a tough impromptu duel against Intercity for the Copa del Rey and over the weekend they won 1-0 against Atlético Madrid in a key duel for the local tournament.

These results make the "culés" arrive well positioned in the eyes of those who make the Super Cup Spain forecasts , since everyone knows what Barcelona can represent in the middle of a tournament like this.

And precisely, the Catalans will try to show that they live up to what their rich football history tells them and demands of them, so they will seek to display their best version to get, once again, into a final.

Background between both

These two teams, which are very representative within Spanish football, have come face to face a total of 112 times if matches from different competitions are counted.

Barcelona widely leads the record with 74 victories against 27 wins for Betis, while 22 draws complete the statistics.

To this we must add an extra point for the "culés", who prevailed in the only match for the Super Cup to keep the title. It was in the 2005 edition, when it was played back and forth. Betis won 2-1 in the first leg, but Barcelona came back and won 3-0 in the second leg that gave them the title.

With this background, everything seems to indicate that the Catalans are the favorites in sports forecasts , but the truth is that this is football and anything can happen once the ball starts rolling.

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The Portuguese midfielder William Carvalho, who with his ability can be decisive in generating dangerous occasions.

It is that, in addition, he must take the reins of the team in the event of the possible absence of the Frenchman Nabil Fekir, who due to an injury had to be replaced in the midst of the victory against Rayo Vallecano, on Sunday for the Santander League.

Therefore, those from the Benito Villamarín stadium are confident that he will be a fundamental card in the midst of this transcendental crossing.

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The young Pedri, who at just 20 years old has already been causing people to talk with his first performances in previous seasons, and who in the World Cup has made it clear that he has a lot of potential.

Despite playing in midfield, he knew how to immediately adapt to his offensive role and immediately showed everything he has to give his team.

That is why the coach Xavi Hernández trusts him, and he hopes to reward him with good performances on the pitch.

Sports bets

The people who usually play their chips, and also the fans of these teams, already analyze the sports bets that they will be able to place.

According to sports betting sites , Barcelona is positioned ahead of Betis and that is why its victory will only pay 1.57 if it comes to fruition. Meanwhile, the tie in regulation time climbs to 4.80, while a bump from the "béticos" climbs to 5.90.

To all this we must add the possibility of choosing the result with which the first half will end, the exact score at the end of the game, which team will score first and other issues that will allow one to choose different plays that give good returns in case of hit.

That is why those who usually play their chips on these occasions will have a difficult task because what one can analyze in the previous one will be of little use once the ball starts rolling.

Schedules and television

Argentina: 4:00 p.m. – D Sports.

Brazil: 4:00 p.m. – D Sports.

Colombia: 2:00 p.m. – D Sports.

Ecuador: 2:00 p.m. – D Sports.

Mexico: 1:00 p.m. – ESPN, Star +.

United States: 12:00 pm – ESPN, Star +.