Real Betis vs Granada
Spanish La Liga 2016/17
Date: Friday, 16 September 2016,
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarin, Seville.
Real Betis got their first win of the season as they came on top of the 3-2 thriller against Valencia last weekend. There were no shortage of drama at the Mestalla as Betis were leading 2-0 before two goals from Valencia inside 3 minutes thought to have made their work cut off. Nonetheless, veteran striker Ruben Castro strikes home in the injury time to give them all three points.
Betis started their season with a 6-2 defeat to Barcelona at Camp Nou. They were then held to a goal-less draw at home by Deportivo La Coruna. After the win against Valencia, they are currently 11th in the table with 4 points from 3 matches.
Granada are still looking for their first win of the season. An enterprising 1-1 draw at home against Villarreal on the opening matchday of the season was spoiled by a 5-1 heavy loss at La Palmas on the second week. The lost 2-1 at home to Eibar on the matchday three and are currently inside the relegation zone with a point from 3 matches.
Real Betis vs Granada: Head-to-Head Stats
Granada were unbeaten in their three visits to Real Betis, before their 2-0 loss in the corresponding fixture of last season. El Grana were winners in 2 and drawn 1 during the period.
It seems like away team have a slight advantage in the fixtures between these two team as Betis were victorious in 3 of the last 5 away matches to Granada with 1 draw and 1 loss.
The teams share 3 wins and 2 draws each in the last 8 matches Spanish La Liga matches between them.
Real Betis vs Granada: Prediction
The 3-2 away win at Valencia will give Real Betis much needed confidence as they are coming into this home game against Granada on the back of a 2 match unbeaten run. They were unbeaten in the two La Liga fixtures against Granada in the 2015/16 La Liga season with a home win and away draw.
While Granada have lost back-to-back matches in the league and are still searching for their first win. Also the side is yet to come together as a unit with many players coming in during the transfer market. And it is hard to see them posing any real threat to Betis on Friday’s clash.
Real Betis vs Granada: Bet Tips
Real Betis to win at 1.85 (6/7)
Over 2.5 goals at 2.00 (1/1).
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