Samuel Umtiti is a substitute for Barcelona against Real Betis this evening, in what promises to be an entertaining encounter at Benito Villamarin.

Umtiti is back after two months out with a hamstring injury, as is Gerard Deulofeu, who had a spell in the wilderness.

However, Yerry Mina has been given more time to adapt, while Denis Suarez joins Ousmane Dembele, Paco Alcacer, Andres Iniesta and Javier Mascherano on the sidelines.

Rafinha is also absent so he can complete his proposed transfer to Inter, but Philippe Coutinho is only a week away from his League debut.

Betis, meanwhile, have won their last two League games after one victory in nine before that.

The Andalusians have not beaten Barca at home in almost 10 years but did hold the leaders to a 1-1 draw this time last year, which was marred by a 'ghost goal'.

The Blaugrana are the highest scorers in La Liga with 52 goals to their name, while Betis come in at sixth with 33.

Real Betis: Adan; Francis, Mandi, Feddal, Durmisi; Javi Garcia, Fabian, Guardado; Joaquin, Sergio Leon, Tello

Subs: Dani Gimenez, Amat, Tosca, Camarasa, Narvaez, Boudeboux, Castro

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Vermaelen, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Sergi Roberto; Gomes; Messi, Suarez

Subs: Cillessen, Paulinho, Deulofeu, Digne, Vidal, Umtiti, Alena

Referee: Jaime Latre

La Liga - Club News