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As difficult as this game will be for Barcelona, I expect them to pull out the win.
Every member of the team will know they need to step up, and they are certainly capable of that. This will be a huge game for David Villa as the scoring load may be put on his shoulders.
Villa is in dire need to prove himself, and with Messi out of the limelight, Villa will receive more chances to gain confidence. If Villa is able to gain that confidence back, there is no telling how strong the Barcelona attack can become.
With the current outstanding form of Barcelona, they should be able to pull off a very difficult win. The game has draw written all over it, but this is the time for the Blaugrana to prove their worth.
I predict a final score of 2-1 in favor of Barcelona, with at least one goal coming from David Villa. The win would see Barcelona continue their historic start to the season.
As far as Real Betis is concerned, even a loss would not necessarily see them drop from fourth place. Their season has been wonderful, and a loss to Barcelona would not take away from that.
It will be an exciting game, that much is certain. Champions find ways to win games even when they shouldn't. We will see if Barcelona lives by that statement tomorrow.
Now to you, the readers. Will Barcelona pull off the win, or will Betis beat both Real Madrid and Barcelona in under a month? The question on everybody's mind, will Messi play?
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