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Where: Estadio Benito Villamarín.
When: Sunday 10 November, 20.00 GMT.
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It’s going to be a real test for Real Betis to get anything out of their La Liga match as holders and league leaders Barcelona come to town.
The Catalans have nearly a 100% record in the Spanish top tier this season, with a goalless draw with Osasuna the only match Barca haven’t won.
However, although normally this form would have guaranteed a healthy early lead, Atletico Madrid have been similarly good and are right on Gerard Martino’s side’s tail.
For Betis it has been a dismal campaign after reaching the lofty heights of seventh and European football last term.
The hosts currently sit in the bottom three and the relegation places having taken just nine points from 12 games.
Last weekend saw Betis lose 3-2 to Malaga and the home side are in desperate search of a win to try and get their season. back on track.
Manager Pepe Mel will be worried by the fact that the team have conceded 20 goals in 2013/14, as they prepare to face the likes of Pedro and Lionel Messi – especially as defender Damien Parquis is out with a broken jaw.
Barca meanwhile qualified for the Champions League last-16 midweek thanks to a victory over AC Milan and Carles Puyol and Marc Bartra could be brought in at the back for this game, whilst Neymar is expected to drop to the bench.