Real Betis vs Deportivo La Coruna
2016/17 Spanish La Liga,
Date: Friday, 26 August 2016,
Kick-Off: 21:00 UK
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarin (Sevilla).
Real Betis were thrashed 6-2 by FC Barcelona in their opening fixture of the Spanish La Liga 2016/17 at Camp Nou last Saturday. Luis Suares scored thrice, who was our pick to score any time during the match. While Ruben Castro scored twice for Real Betis. Gus Poyet might not have liked what he has seen there but he must be aware of the difficult job ahead to prepare his team fight for a European spot this season.
Deportivo La Coruna on the other hand fought back from a goal down to earn a priceless 2-1 win against Eibar on the opening day of the new league season. After a drab first half Eibar took a shock lead through Ivan Ramis in the 55th minute. Then a 69th minute goal from Pedro Mosquera put Depor on level terms. In the closing stages Deportivo were awarded a controversial penalty which was struck home by Lucas Perez.
Real Betis vs Deportivo: Head-to-Head Stats
The last seven matches between these two sides have witnessed Deportivo winning three time, as against Betis’ one win, while three matches were draws. The home team failed to win in any of the matches during that period.
The only time that home team had a won in the last 10 matches between these two was in September 2007, with Deportivo grabbing 1-0 victory.
Real Betis have lost three and drawn three of their last five home games against Deportivo La Coruna.
The last five matches between Betis and Deportivo have seen both teams scoring.
Real Betis vs Deportivo: Prediction
Deportivo have started their season with a win and will be high on confidence. While Betis suffered a humiliating loss to Barcelona shipping in 6 goals and their morale will be shattered. So Deportivo have a slight advantage which is also due to the fact that the match is being played in front of their home crowd.
But the home team have failed to win in the last seven matches between these two sides. And therefore this could be another cagey affair. Also there were three draws from the last five matches between them, which makes me go for the same here. I believe this could end in a 1-1 draw and the best bet for the match is to back both teams to score at least once.
However, Deportivo could be backed on a double chance win or draw, but from past experience this is a highly possible to happen.
Real Betis vs Deportivo: Tips
- Both Teams to Score at 1.95 (Recommended Bet).
- Deportivo, Draw no bet at 2.25.