Leganes vs Real Betis Prediction & Match Preview

Leganes vs Real Betis
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 16 February 2020
Kick-off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Butarque (Leganes).

Leganes have been one of the worst teams in the competition this season, and are front-runners to get relegated.

Meanwhile, Betis have been on a formidable run this past few months, with defeats coming against some of the best teams in the league. As such, expect the upper hand to go to the guests, Real Betis.

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

  • Since 2000, these teams have recorded just a single draw against each other.
  • Betis had won four of the past seven fixtures.
  • The previous seven match-ups in a row saw the teams at home winning.
  • Leganes are on a four-match winning run at this stadium.
  • Since 2000, Betis have not won once at this venue.

Leganes vs Real Betis Match Preview

Leganes lost on the road 2-0 the last match-day, against Levante. It was a setback to their ambitions to climb off the relegation zone, and especially after the win against Real Sociedad. 

However, the team really has shown spirit in recent games, and fans desperately hope that their team avoids getting a boot to the Segunda at the end of the season.

As of now, Leganes are placed 19th in the table, and they have managed a total of just 18 points from their 23 fixtures. But it gives them hope that they need to make a surplus of just two points from the remaining 15 match-days, to avoid demotion.

In the meantime, Betis had played hosts to Barcelona the prior game week. In one of the most exciting match-ups this season in the La Liga, Betis were defeated 2-3 at home by the Catalans.

While a loss is a loss, the fact that it was a closely-contested and competitive game, that too against the back-to-back champions of the league, is to be noted. 

Four teams above Betis are under-performing at the moment, and it’s a serious opportunity for the team to make some drastic improvement to their standing in the table.

Leganes vs Real Betis Prediction

Leganes are placed in the relegation zone, and as per overall form, have been one of the worst of the whole league. They have scored the least number of goals in the competition so far, and have conceded the second-most at home. 

On the other hand, Betis have been on an impressive run the last few months. In fact, since October, they have lost just four games, and the four losses had come against Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, and Getafe – all of whom are some of the top-performers of the Spanish top flight.

On the road, since October, only once have Betis lost, and taking all these observations into account, it’s adjudged that Real Betis should avoid a loss at the very least this Sunday.

However, do note that Leganes have the home advantage, and that they are desperate to avoid relegation. The team also has improved their form in the past few match-days, and have won three of their last four home fixtures (while scoring twice or more in all three).

Moreover, home teams have won the prior seven h2h clashes in a row, and at this venue, Leganes are on a four-game winning run against this opponent. Finally, not once have Betis won at this venue since 2000. Considering all these findings, it’s inferred that at least once should Leganes find the back of the net this Sunday.

Leganes vs Real Betis Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Real Betis or Draw @ 1.60 (3/5)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).