Real Betis vs Real Valladolid
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 18 August 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarín (Sevilla).
Real Betis had to settle for a mid-table finish to the previous season and were just three points short of securing a spot in the Europa Qualifiers. However, the squad did end their campaign on a high though with back to back wins, one of which was against the eventual runners-up Real Madrid.
Betis are certainly aiming for a top-seven finish this time, and have already splashed some cash in the summer transfer window to bring in the likes of Nabil Fekir and Lo Celso, who has been loaned to Tottenham.
Valladolid, on the other hand, had a disappointing run in the league and were hovering dangerously close to the relegation zone by the end of the season. The visitors managed not more than three wins from their previous ten games, with their last clash on the road against Valencia ending in a 2-0 defeat as well.
The away side are certainly the underdogs in this one, as an opening day victory is looming large for Real Betis.
Real Betis vs Valladolid Head to head (h2h)
- Four out their last eight clashes have seen Real Betis come out on top.
- Their last encounter saw Betis clinch the win by a 2-0 scoreline.
- Both teams have kept a clean sheet apiece in their previous three meetings.
- Only one out of their last five games has been a high scoring one.
Real Betis vs Valladolid Prediction
The hosts picked up eight wins from their clashes on home soil alone and were able to find the back of the net twenty-five times in the process, seven of which came from their last five matches.
The addition of former Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir will also certainly be a boost to Betis’s attacking presence in the final third as he has proved so often that he is a lethal playmaker and an adequate finisher. The visitors were far from being at their best in their trips on the road, and have just two wins to boast of from their last ten outings.
Also, considering that Valladolid have picked up the win just once from their last ten visits here, it looks more than likely that the three points will be swinging in favor of the hosts in this one.
Four out of the last six meetings between the two sides have been low scoring clashes. Taking into account that the visitors failed to rack up the goals in their trips on the road too, expect Real Betis to emerge victorious with less than 2.5 goals on the scorecards.
Real Betis vs Valladolid Betting tips
Full-time result: Real Betis @ 1.60 (3/5)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.66 (2/3).