Espanyol vs Real Betis
Spain – Copa del Rey.
Date: Thursday, 24th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 18:30 UK/ 19:30 CET
Venue: RCDE Stadium (Barcelona).
Betis will travel to meet Espanyol in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarters on Thursday.
The hosts are mid-way in the LaLiga table well below their opponents for Thursday. They have lost 10 of their league games so far and are poor defensively conceding 30 goals in 20 matches till now.
From their previous 5 matches in all competitions, 2 were lost and won. They are fresh from a 3-0 away defeat to Eibar in the league. Over 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of their last 5 matches across all competitions as well.
But a 2 match win streak is active for them at home, making it 3 wins in the last 5 competitive games. But one of their losses at home recently came against this same opposition in the league. Betis won that match comfortable with the final score of 1-3.
The Big Green will be confident coming into this match with a recent win over the hosts. A 5 match winless run was going on for them before the recent win against Girona at home. More than 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of their previous 5 matches in both the Cup and league.
But away from home, they have won only one of their last 5 matches. This was the win against Espanyol. In 4 of those recent 5 matches on road, the score had over 2.5 goals at the final whistle.
We can expect a close game as these the hosts look for revenge and a lead in this cup tie against the Greens.
Espanyol vs Real Betis: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Betis are on a 2 game win streak in this fixture across all venues.
- But the White and Blue have 3 wins in the last 5 h2h clashes against this opposition.
- Over 2.5 goals came in 3 of the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
- Both teams have 2 wins each in the previous 5 games between them at this venue.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those 5 matches at Espanyol’s home.
Espanyol vs Real Betis: Prediction
More than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of their last 5 meetings across Spain. Also in the 3 recent h2h matches at this ground, a similar scoreline was seen. Since the last 4 away matches of the Green also were high scoring affairs we can bet on this upcoming match to have over 2.5 goals with 1.90 odds.
Both teams scored in 6 of the last 7 matches played by Real Betis in all competitions. This includes their recent 4 matches on the road also. The hosts have also followed this trend in 3 of their previous 5 games. Also with both sides scoring in their last h2h match, we can bet on the same to repeat with 1.70 odds.
Espanyol vs Real Betis: Betting Tips
Both teams to score @ 1.70 (7/10).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.90 (9/10).