Espanyol vs Real Betis Prediction & Match Preview

Espanyol vs Real Betis
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 15 December 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: RCDE Stadium (Barcelona).

Espanyol are frontrunners to get relegated at the end of the season. They are placed dead-last in the table, and have secured a total of nine points from their sixteen games so far. Betis, who are on the rise on the back of a three-game winning run in the league, will surely target their fourth in a row this Sunday.

Espanyol vs Real Betis Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The previous four games had goals from both teams.
  • Betis have stayed unbeaten in the prior five fixtures.
  • Four of the last seven overall wins went to the teams that were on the road.
  • Espanyol conceded three or more goals in two of the prior five meetings here.
  • The last time these two met at this stadium, spoils were shared with a 1-1 scorecard.

Espanyol vs Real Betis Prediction

Espanyol were on the road the last match-day, and at the Santiago Bernabeu of all venues. Expectedly the guests lost the game, and were not even allowed to find the back of the net once. The Los Blancos were even reduced to ten on the pitch, and still, Espanyol could not make much of it.

The same game week, Betis had played hosts to Athletic Bilbao. The hosts raced to a 3-0 lead within the first 20 minutes of the fixture, and took firm control of proceedings. The visitors did score two later in the game, but were denied a third, and thus a chance to at least share the spoils.

This Sunday, recent form alone would be enough to determine the outcome of the game. Espanyol are on a five-game winless run, and stayed so in seven of their former eight in overall fixtures. They have also scored two or more goals in six of their last eight match-ups, and at home, they have a single victory to show for, from their previous nine attempts.

Importantly, keep note that Espanyol are placed the bottom-most in the table, and have scored the least number of goals, and conceded the most. They are also the worst team in front of the home crowd, and have not recorded a single win here this whole league campaign.

In fact, disregarding a single draw at this ground, the team lost all of their La Liga fixtures here, and once again, they have conceded the most number of goals at home, of all the 20 teams.

On the other hand, Betis are on a three-game winning run in the league, and have lost just once in their previous six fixtures. Also, this loss had come against Sevilla.

Finally, Betis have been the top-dog in recent h2h clashes, and they have not faced a loss in such battles in the previous two years.

Considering these overly obvious pointers, expect Real Betis to deliver a classy win this Sunday to make in four wins in a row in the La Liga.

Espanyol vs Real Betis Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Real Betis or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Over 1.5 Team Goals by Real Betis @ 2.50 (3/2).