Real Betis hosts Barcelona on Saturday in a Spanish La Liga match at Benito Villamarin Stadium. Barcelona (19-9-6) is fighting to hold on to second place in the La Liga table, with La Blaugrana holding a two-point edge on Sevilla. Real Madrid clinched its 35th league title last weekend. Betis (17-7-10) needs to make up three points on Atletico Madrid over the last four games to move into the No. 4 spot and earn a Champions League spot next season.
Kickoff from Seville, Spain is set for 3 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Barcelona as a +112 favorite (risk $100 to win $112) in the latest Real Betis vs. Barcelona odds, while Betis is a +225 underdog. A draw is listed at +270 and the over-under for total goals is 2.5.
Before you make any Real Betis vs. Barcelona picks or La Liga predictions, you HAVE TO see what renowned soccer bettor Jon "Buckets" Eimer has to say.
Eimer is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, Eimer has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more. The Indiana-based handicapper was 20-6 and up almost 11 units on his last 26 soccer picks entering Thursday's games, for a profit of almost $1,100 for $100 bettors.
The expert knows Barcelona will be motivated to clinch its spot in the top four, and it has a clear edge in talent. It has scored 17 more goals than Betis while allowing four fewer, and it has lost just twice on the road this season. La Blaugrana has the second-best road mark in the league, taking 31 points from 17 games. Memphis Depay (11 goals) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (nine) are more than capable of unlocking the Betis back line. Barcelona leads the league in possession (64.9 percent) and is second in shots (479).
Eimer also has taken into account that Real Betis won the Copa del Rey for the third time in team history last month. It also is fighting for its first top-four league finish since 2005. It has struggled to find wins lately but has lost just once in its past eight games (3-4-1). The Green and Whites won the first meeting between the teams 1-0 this season at Camp Nou, getting a goal from Juanmi. The 28-year-old has 14 goals, one of five players with at least five. Betis is third in the league in shots (467) and puts more than 35 percent on target.
Eimer has broken down Saturday's Barcelona vs. Real Betis match and locked in his best bets. He is going Under on the goal total and has two other CONFIDENT picks and his full breakdown of the match. You ABSOLUTELY need to see his picks and analysis before making any selections of your own.
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