Real Betis vs Espanyol Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Real Betis vs Espanyol Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Real Betis kept in touch with the Europa League places after a 3-1 win over Deportivo Alaves. First-half goals from Loren Moron and Javi Garcia were able to put Real Betis in a commanding position. Ruben Sobrino pulled one back for the hosts in the 67th minute. However, any attempt at a comeback was eliminated by Moron’s second goal in the 78th minute. Espanyol produced a 2-1 comeback win over Real Sociedad during the weekend. Willian Jose had put the visitors in the lead just before half-time. However, a strong second-half comeback was realised through goals from Leo Baptistao and Gerard Moreno. The latter had missed a penalty but was able to slot home the rebound.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Real Betis have a greater need to get three points coming into the game, as the club are in a race to qualify for Europe. Espanyol’s biggest motivation may be to stretch their unbeaten run even further. In such a scenario, Espanyol cannot be expected to maintain the excellent record over Real Betis in recent seasons. After managing four wins of the last five meetings, Espanyol are in a strong position coming into the game. Yet, I would back a win for Real Betis.

The form of Gerard Moreno and Leo Baptistao has been so good that Espanyol are bound to score at least once in the game. Another factor in favour of a goal from Espanyol is the poor defensive record for Real Betis this season. An attractively priced option of backing both teams to score is my pick in this game.

Real Betis win – 5/4

Both teams to score – 4/5

 

Real Betis saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Real Betis Form Guide

Real Betis Team Logo

Real Betis

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
W H

30-04-2018

Primera Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

05-05-2018

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

12-05-2018

Primera Division

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

19-05-2018

Primera Division

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

18-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Braga Team Logo Braga

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

RW Essen Team Logo RW Essen

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

22-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Borussia Moenchengladbach Team Logo Borussia Moenchengladbach

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 2)

D A

22-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Espanyol Form Guide

Espanyol Team Logo

Espanyol

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
D H

01-04-2018

Primera Division

Alaves Team Logo Alaves

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

08-04-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

15-04-2018

Primera Division

Getafe Team Logo Getafe

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

18-04-2018

Primera Division

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

22-04-2018

Primera Division

Girona Team Logo Girona

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

28-04-2018

Primera Division

Las Palmas Team Logo Las Palmas

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

06-05-2018

Primera Division

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-05-2018

Primera Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 4 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

W A

20-05-2018

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

19-07-2018

Club Friendlies

UE Olot Team Logo UE Olot

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

Real Betis Preview

Real Betis look as strong dark horses for Europa League qualification, as the team are just four points behind the top six places. In the remaining 10 league matches, Real Betis only have three games against teams above them in the table. This bodes well for Quique Setien in their efforts to keep the club in the top six. The biggest surprise may be seeing Real Betis as one of the worst defensive teams in the division, but this eighth-placed outfit has indeed conceded 53 goals this season. Even in the last six matches, the club have conceded a relatively high eight goals.

Real Betis Team News

Andres Guardado (discomfort), Antonio Sanabria (meniscus), Joaquin (thigh), and Zouhair Feddal (Achilles tendon) are unavailable because of injuries.

 

Espanyol Preview

Quique Flores has been able to get his Espanyol team to a seven-match unbeaten run. Even then, the club remain in the bottom half of the table. Espanyol could theoretically catch up with Celta de Vigo by the end of this weekend, but away games have been the major hiccups for the club this season. The Catalan outfit has managed just one league win on the road, but majority of their away matches have been draws. Gerard Moreno and Leo Baptistao have contributed 18 out of the 26 goals scored by the club this season.

 

Espanyol Team News

Javi Lopez (groin), Sergio Garcia (groin), Didac Vila (thigh), and Adrian Lopez (meniscus) are unavailable due to injuries.

 

Real Betis Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Espanyol Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Real Betis vs Espanyol Sidelined Players

Real Betis
4 Zouhair Feddal Injured
9 Antonio Sanabria Injured
17 Joaquin Injured
Espanyol
13 Diego Lopez Injured
35 Adrian Lopez Injured
10 Jose Manuel Jurado Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Antonio Adan 190 88
15 CD Marc Bartra 184 75
23 CD Aissa Mandi 186 78
5 CD Jordi Amat 184 78
3 CM Javi Garcia 186 82
18 CM Andres Guardado 167 63
27 LM Francis Guerrero - -
28 RM Junior Firpo 184 -
10 AM Ryad Boudebouz 177 67
6 AM Fabian 189 70
16 CF Loren Moron 180 66
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Pau Lopez 189 77
2 LB Marc Navarro 188 79
15 CD David Lopez 185 80
3 RB Aaron Caricol 180 72
6 CD Oscar Duarte 186 81
23 LM Esteban Granero 180 77
4 CM Victor Sanchez Mata 175 73
19 RM Pablo Piatti 163 63
8 CM Carlos Sanchez 182 82
11 CF Leo Baptistao 181 71
7 CF Gerard Moreno 180 75