Real Betis vs Elche Prediction & Match Preview

Real Betis vs Elche Spanish LaLiga Prediction by LeagueLane

Real Betis vs Elche
Spanish La Liga
Date: 15 August 2022, Monday
Kick-off at 20:30 UK / 21:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarin (Sevilla).

Real Betis and Elche will close the opening Matchday of the 2022/23 La Liga season on Monday evening when they take on each other at Estadio Benito Villamarin.

Los Beticos have done a great job in this transfer window by signing two high-profile players in the likes of Willian Jose and Luis Henrique.

The former has come from fellow La Liga side Real Socoiedad for just €10 million, while the latter (one of the best players in the Brazilian Serie A in the last couple of years) arrived to Estadio Benito Villamarin from Fluminense in an €8m deal.

Betis now have an excellent firepower on display in the final third if we add the likes of Nabil Fekir and Borja Iglesias.

Iglesias was on target in the team’s final pre-season friendly last weekend when Los Beticos saw off Italian Serie A outfit Fiorentina 3-1.

Betis are big favorites here against Elche who have been struggling to perform on travels throughout the whole season last time out in La Liga.

Elche lost 12 of their 19 league outings on the road in the previous term of La Liga. They did not shine in the pre-season friendlies this summer either, losing two of the last three matches to the likes of FC Vartagena and Ibiza.

Real Betis vs Elche Head-to-head

  • Interestingly, it is Elche who have a positive score in this matchup with 7 wins, 4 draws, and only 4 defeats in the previous 15 meetings with Los Beticos.
  • Elche celebrated a 0-1 victory when they last visited Estadio Benito Villamarin in April this year.
  • Elche won five of the last seven away outings against Real Betis.

Real Betis vs Elche Prediction

Real Betis have been pretty inspired offensively in the recent pre-season outings, bagging five goals in the last two matches against Real Zaragoza and Fiorentina.

Knowing that Elche lost 12 of 19 away games in the previous term of La Liga, we will back Real Betis to win by two or more goals difference here at the odds of 2.25.

Real Betis vs Elche Betting Tips

  • Real Betis to win in -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.25 (5/4)
  • Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80 (4/5) odd.