Real Betis vs Leganes
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday 8th January, 2017
Kick-off: 15:15 UK
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarin, Sevilla.
Victor Sanchez has had a dismal campaign with Real Betis in the first part of the season in Primeira Division. The team is currently sitting at the 14th position in the league standings being six points away from the danger zone. The match against Leganes, who are two positions below, will thus have a huge importance for the Big Greens as they just can’t afford a defeat which would further complicate the team’s situation.
Betis ended the year with back-to-back away defeats to Alaves and La Coruna, but Sanchez will be hoping to see the continuation of the fine home form. Betis are undefeated in last four games at Benito Villamarin, claiming three wins without conceding a single goal against Las Palmas, La Coruna and Bilbao.
The league’s newcomers have opened the campaign in Primeira is a solid way, but as the time passed by, their form dropped. Asier Garitano managed to celebrate one win in last 13 matches in all competitions as Leganes are facing the troubles higher division football brings. The team was especially poor on the road, losing five out of last six matches away from Butarque and netting no more than two goals.
Real Betis vs Leganes: Head-to-Head Stats
This will only be the 5th head to head clash between the two sides. Interestingly, Leganes have claimed two wins in their Segunda matches two years ago, while Betis’ only victory came back in December 2000.
Real Betis vs Leganes: Prediction
We see a decent value in 8/7 odds offered on Real Betis to keep the good home form going and claim three points against struggling Leganes. You can take the bet in a high stakes single. For the even more adventurous, the HT/FT Real Betis/Real Betis bet is priced up at 5/2.
Real Betis vs Leganes: Betting Tips
Betis to win at 2.15 (8/7)
HT/FT – Betis/Betis at 3.50 (5/2).