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Barcelona will look to build on their success in the Club World Cup and return to winning ways in La Liga against Real Betis at the Nou Camp on 30 December.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 7.30pm GMT. The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports 2 HD.

Overview

Barcelona return to La Liga action in high spirits after lifting the Fifa Club World Cup in Japan — their fifth major title this calendar year. The Catalan giants will be hoping to return to winning ways in La Liga after drawing their last two fixtures against Deportivo La Coruna and Valencia.

Barca boss Luis Enrique has no fresh injury concerns, with long-term injury victims Douglas and Rafinha the only absentees.

Real Betis are on a four-match winless run in all competitions and were held to a goalless draw by arch rivals Sevilla in the Seville derby on 19 December. The Andalusians have lost five of their last six meetings with Barcelona.

Pepe Mel has a full squad to choose from for the trip to the Catalan capital.

What managers say

Luis Enrique: "To finish the year with a fifth title — it was a clear goal for us. In football it is increasingly difficult to win. What matters is the way they earn titles, not just the number of titles, but the way they win. Barca's style remains appealing to anyone who loves football. These players are unique. They are brilliant on a human level. They have put in a tremendous effort here and it is something to be proud of."

Pepe Mel: "What I want right now is to get to 30 June (when his contract with Real Betis expires). I do not know what I'll do beyond that date. I have a contract, but I have the freedom to leave. No one can force me to be here."

Form guide

  • Barcelona (all competitions): WWDDD
  • Last result: River Plate 0-3 Barcelona (Club World Cup)
  • Real Betis (all competitions): DDLDW
  • Last result: Real Betis 0-0 Sevilla

Betting odds (888sport)

  • Barcelona win: 1/16
  • Draw: 14
  • Real Betis win: 28

Team news

Barcelona possible XI: Bravo; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar

Real Betis possible XI: Adan; Molinero, Gonzalez, Westermann, Vargas; Petros, N'Diaye; Cejudo, Ceballos, Joaquin; Castro