Barcelona will look to take a step closer to the La Liga title when they travel to the Benito Villamarin to take on Real Betis on 30 April.

Where to watch live

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


Second-half goals from Kevin Gameiro and Coke condemned Real Betis to a 2-0 defeat against fierce rivals Sevilla in the Seville derby on 24 April. The Andalusian club have lost their last five league encounters with Barcelona.

Bruno is a doubt after picking up a knock in the Sevilla match, while Juan Manuel Vargas and Didier Digard are also set to miss out through injury.

Barcelona moved to within three wins of the La Liga title by beating Sporting Gijon 6-0 at Camp Nou last weekend. The Catalan giants have won only one of their last four away games across all competitions.

Defender Jeremy Mathieu could recover in time from a knee injury for the trip to Seville, while Sergi Roberto (ankle) should also feature. Thomas Vermaelen remains sidelined with a calf problem.

What managers say

Juan Merino: "The derby is not any normal league match, the pain [of defeat] is deep, but my job is to try will lift the spirits of the group, starting today. In addition, we have a difficult and super important game against Barcelona. We will try to encourage the group and see if we can recover some injured players."

Luis Enrique: "I don't think we'll fail in any of the last three games. I'm basing this on what I see on the pitch. I'm optimistic because I see my players train and come through adversity. We're in the best position out of the three title challengers but without the possibility of stumbling."

Form guide

  • Real Betis: LWDWL
  • Last result: Sevilla 2-0 Real Betis
  • Barcelona (all competitions): WWLLL
  • Last result: Barcelona 6-0 Sporting Gijon

Betting odds (Betfair)

  • Real Betis win: 25/1
  • Draw: 9/1
  • Barcelona win: 1/7

Team news

Real Betis possible XI: Adan; Molinero, Pezzella, Bruno, Varela; Petros, N'Diaye; Musonda, Joaquin, Ceballos; Castro

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