Defending champion and rank 2 Barcelona will travel to the 12th base Real Betis in the 23rd week of La Liga 2019/20, Sunday (02/09/2020). Against the former Quique Setien club, on paper, Barcelona should have won. However, the club’s internal conflict is considered to affect their performance on the pitch.
The conflict in question is Lionel Messi vs football director Eric Abidal. Messi was reportedly feeling frustrated at Barcelona, even to the point that rumors that the Argentine superstar will leave.
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique said that the players were still compact in the dressing room. Meanwhile, Setien said that everything was going well. However, they said that after Barcelona were eliminated Athletic Bilbao in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey on Friday (2/7/2020). They actually seemed covered up.
On the other hand, Betis are without a win in their last three matches in all competitions. However, that does not necessarily mean that Barcelona will win.
Betis, several players are on loan from Barcelona as well as former Blaugrana. These include Carles Alena and Marc Bartra. The motivation to perform optimally is definitely there.
Barcelona in the hands of Setien himself has not been consistent. Four wins and two defeats in six matches are not exactly promising. In situations like now, it’s hard to see them achieving satisfying results.
Real Betis vs Barcelona Match Info
Match date: 09 February 2020
Kick-Off: 8:00 p.m. (UK Time)
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarin in Seville
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