Potentially Thrilling Game as Real Betis and Barcelona meet in the Supercopa de España

Potentially Thrilling Game as Real Betis and Barcelona meet in the Supercopa de España

The 2023 Supercopa de España is the 39th edition of the competition and features the league and cup winners plus runners-up from the previous campaign.

On the 12th of January, we have the second semi-final between Real Betis and Barcelona, with the match being played at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


Real Betis come into the game on the back of a 2-1 victory at Rayo Vallecano on the weekend in La Liga.

Real Betis opened the scoring after just 7 minutes but the hosts equalised only 13 minutes later. Real Betis reclaimed their advantage shortly before half time and that was the final goal of the game.

That result means Real Betis have remained undefeated in all 3 fixtures following the World Cup. They have beaten Ibiza Islas Pitiusas and Rayo Vallecano away in the Copa del Rey and La Liga, respectively plus picked up a point in the league thanks to a 0-0 draw at home with Athletic Club.

Trends show Real Betis have lost only 1 of their last 8 competitive matches. They have won 5 of those 8 games, including victories in the Europa League, La Liga, and Copa del Rey.

Real Betis are usually exciting to watch and they have seen over 2.5 goals scored in 4 of their last 6 matches, with both teams scoring in 3 of their last 5 games.

Barcelona travel to the King Fahd International Stadium having recorded a 1-0 win at Atletico Madrid in La Liga on the weekend. The only goal of the game was scored in the 22nd minute but there was drama at the end of the match as both Stefan Savić and Ferran Torres were sent off.

That was the sixth victory in 7 games in all competitions for Barcelona. They beat Valencia and Osasuna away in La Liga, Almeria at home in La Liga, Viktoria Plzen away in the Champions League plus Intercity away in the Copa del Rey, needing extra time to progress in the latter.

Trends show Barcelona have been difficult to beat in recent matches and they have lost only 1 of their 10 most recent fixtures in all competitions. Both teams have found the back of the net in 4 of Barcelona’s last 6 matches and there have been over 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 12 games.

Team news and Real Betis will be without the injured duo of Youssouf Sabaly and Paul Akouokou. They also have doubts over the fitness of Juan Cruz.

Barcelona have no injury concerns for this game and can play Robert Lewandowski despite his domestic league suspension.

This should be a good game to watch for the fans in Saudi Arabia and we expect to see both teams find the back of the net. Picking a winner is not easy and this game could easily end level, with the match going into extra time and the possibility of penalties.

Betgaranteed verdict is Barcelona Away win