Everton vs Real Betis:
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2016,
Kick-Off: 12:30 UK,
Venue: DDV-Stadion (Dresden).
Everton will continue their season preparation under new gaffer Ronald Koeman. The Tofees will be locking horns with Real Betis in the four team Dresden Tournament in Germany.
Everton suffered their first defeat of the pre-season, when they lost 2-1 to Dresden in the first match on the tournament. Ronald Koeman’s side were on a three match winning streak with as they eased past Czech club Jablonec and local sides Barnsley and Milton Keynes.
Real Betis, who started their pre-season preparations earlier than their English opponent have won in each of the 6 matches they played so far. Their 1-0 win in the tournament opener was preceded by victories against Recreativo Huelva, El Palo, Linense and two English sides Fulham and Middlesbrough.
Everton: Predicted Line-Up (4-5-1)
Robles: Baines, Besic, Bryan, Holgate: Barkley, Davies, Mirallas, Lennon, Galloway: Rodriguez.
Real Betis: Predicted Line-Up (4-3-3)
Adnan: Sanchez, Cabrera, Mandi, Piccini: Joaquin, Cejudo, Ruiz: Castro, Musonda, Ceballos.
Everton vs Real Betis: Head To Head Statistics
Both sides will be meeting for the second time in 4 years. Everton and Betis met each other in a pre-season clash ahead of their 2014/2015 season.
Everton however had the best smile after the clash ended 2-1 in their favor. Jelavic and Stephan Andersen home goal gave a Everton a 2 goal advantage over the Spanish side before Braian Rodriguez got a late consolation for Betis.
Everton vs Real Betis: Prediction
Real Betis early pre-season start put in them in a better shape for this one on Saturday. The Spanish side will be playing their seventh warm-up game, compared to their English counterpart’s fourth.
It will be a close one as they are a number of players on either side desperate to impress their respective coaches. But I predict a hard fought Betis victory.
Everton vs Real Betis: Tips
- Real Betis to Win.
- Both Teams to Score