Real Betis vs Leganes
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 30 September 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarin (Sevilla).
Leganes are responsible for the biggest upset of the season so far in La Liga. They shocked the defending champions Barcelona 2-1 at home on Wednesday evening to clinch their maiden victory of the campaign. It was also Blaugrana’s inaugural loss which makes the scoreline even weirder.
Can the Legionaries back up such a massive victory and pull off another upset on Sunday evening when they travel to Estadio Benito Villamarin to take on in-form Real Betis?
The hosts started off with a tough 0-3 loss to Levante at home, but went on to make it five on the bounce without a single defeat. They returned on the winning ways beating Girona 0-1 on the road on Thursday evening. The victory helped Quique Setien’s troops break into the top half of the standings ahead of the weekend’s clash with Leganes.
Real Betis vs Leganes: Head-to-head
We could be in for a goal fest on Sunday at Benito Villamarin judging by the most recent history of head to head matches.
Each of two last term H2H clashes saw as many as five goals scored (3-2 home wins apiece).
Four of last five H2H affairs saw four or more goals scored.
Overall, Betis were slightly more successful winning 4 and losing 3 of 8 head to head outings so far.
Real Betis vs Leganes: Prediction
Nabil El Zhar and Oscar Rodriguez were creators of a huge comeback against Barcelona on Wednesday. Mauricio Pellegrino’s group of players thus showed a massive fighting spirit and they’ll clearly be a tough nut to crack for Betis with such victory under their belts.
The hosts are still favourites because of super stern defensive performances in the last couple of weeks. Los Beticos kept clean sheets in four of last five matches across competitions. Moving forward, they will be up against a side which had a dreadful away record in the previous term of Primera Division. The Legionaries won 3, drew 3 and lost 13 of 19 matches on the road last season.
Given Leganes lost all of three away games in this term so far, we will take the 1.75 odds for the home win as the main betting option here. You can alternatively back the hosts to keep a clean sheet at 2.25.
Real Betis vs Leganes: Bet Tips
Real Betis to win @ 1.75 (3/4)
Real Betis to keep a clean sheet @ 2.25 (5/4).