Leganes vs Real Betis
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 10 February 2019
Kick-Off at 11:00 UK / 12:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Butarque (Leganes).
Real Betis showed strength with a 1-0 victory over second-placed Atletico Madrid last weekend at Estadio Benito Villamarin. The huge scalp saw them overtake Deportivo Alaves at 6th place of the Primera Division standings.
Los Beticos, however, dropped a two-goal cushion on Thursday evening when they only drew 2-2 to Valencia in the first leg of Copa del Rey semi-final.
Quique Setien will thus have only three days to refresh his team before Sunday’s league fixture against Leganes at Estadio Municipal de Butarque.
It will be a complicated affair for Los Beticos given the Legionaries will head into it off the back of a streak of three wins, one draw and one defeat in five matches. The lone loss came against the likes of Barcelona, 3-1 away at Camp Nou.
Leganes vs Real Betis: Head-to-head
Teams are lock on four wins coming into their landmark 10th head to head encounter.
The home court advantage has always played a big role in the short history of this match-up.
Leganes won three and drew one of four home outings against Real Betis.
Leganes vs Real Betis: Prediction
Youssef En-Nesyri will be the man to look after as he scored three goals in last two appearances for Leganes. The Moroccan forward bagged the late match-winner last weekend away at Rayo Vallecano (a 1-2 win for the Legionaries).
Betis generally tend to show completely opposite face on travels where they are winless in last four games in all competitions. Overall, Los Beticos won only 3 and lost 5 of 10 away matches in the league so far in the season.
Given the visitors’ fatigue, the poor H2H record at Butarque and a dismal form on recent travels, we have to find the value in backing the home win at the odds of 2.40. In-form En-Nesyri is well worth backing to score anytime for the hosts at the sky-high odds of 3.10.
Leganes vs Real Betis: Bet Tips
Leganes to win @ 2.40 (7/5)
Youssef En-Nesyri to score anytime @ 3.10 (21/10).