Deportivo Alaves vs Real Betis
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 13 September 2020
Kick-off 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Mendizorrotza (Vitoria-Gasteiz).
Alaves narrowly escaped relegation last season and they will be facing a team that finished just above them to remain the Spanish topflight.
So, there is an incentive for both teams to kickstart the new season on a positive note, but Betis is the team that fared well in the friendlies.
Though, their post-lockdown form in competitive fixtures is almost the same, Alaves won 2 and drew 1 of the 11 games, while Betis drew a game more in as many games.
Still, the visitors come with a hot streak in friendlies with wins in all three, evidently 2 of those came against fellow La Liga clubs Granada and Cadiz and the other against Almeria.
Alaves are win-less in 4 pre-season friendlies, all against La Liga sides, but they avoid a losing streak with a 2-2 draw against Sociedad.
Alaves vs Real Betis Head-to-head
- Their most recent meeting was in July at Betis and Alaves bagged a 2-1 away win, all three goals falling in the second half of the game.
- The reverse fixture played on January this year was a 1-1 stalemate.
- Four of the last 5 meetings between the sides saw both teams scoring.
- Six of their last 7 saw over 1.5 goals.
- Their h2h record at this ground is even with Alaves winning 3 of the last 10 duels, lost 4 and drew 3.
- Only 2 of those 10 meetings saw over 2.5 goals.
Alaves vs Real Betis Prediction
Alaves are in a difficult spot and things haven’t gone well of head-coach Pablo Machin with the team failing to win a single game in the pre-season friendlies.
Even though they do take some confidence from the 2-1 win at Betis earlies this July. Add to the fact that they are unbeaten in the last 4 La Liga season openers, won 2 and drew 2.
Meantime, Betis had an excellent pre-season and they are slight favorites to win here. Though, I would not go for an outright away win here, since back in 2018/19 season, the teams played a goal-less draw in what happened to be each other’s first home and away match of the campaign.
There is another confusing stat that has to be taken care of, which is Betis are win-less in their first away match of the past 6 season. Five of them was either against Real Madrid or Barcelona, all loses and the one remaining is a repeat of this same fixture.
Therefore, double chance on the visitors for 1.42 odd looks good to me, so do the draw no bet on Betis for decent 1.70 odd.
But I consider the under 2.5 goals full-time as the best option for this game since only 2 of their last 10 h2h at this ground saw 2 or more goals.
Alaves vs Real Betis Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.75 odd
Draw no bet – Betis @ 1.70 odd.