Luis Enrique takes no chances as a full-strength Barcelona visit Real Betis in La Liga this evening, aware that only a win will do.
Having overseen back-to-back wins since their slump, with 14 goals scored and none conceded, Enrique opts for 10 of the 11 players who started against Sporting Gijon last weekend, Dani Alves replacing Sergi Roberto in Barca’s only change.
Real Madrid’s late win at Real Sociedad and Atletico’s victory over Rayo Vallecano means the Catalans must pick up three more points or face falling the capital sides for the final two games.
Betis, meanwhile, have enjoyed an improvement under Juan Merino, to the extent they are now safe from relegation, and bring in Alejandro Cejudo for Chelsea loanee Charly Musonda on the left wing in their only change.
Real Betis: Bruno, Pezzella, Westermann, Montoya; N'Diaye, Petros; Cejudo, Joaquin, Ceballos; Castro
Subs: Gimenez, Kadir, Varela, Musonda, Van Wolfswinkel, Torres, Portillo
Barcelona: Bravo; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar
Subs: Ter Stegen, Arda, Rafinha, Bartra, Munir, Sergi, Vidal
Referee: Mateu Lahoz