Real Betis vs Espanyol
Spanish La Liga
Date: Monday, 29 April 2019
Kick-Off 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarin (Sevilla).
Real Betis and Espanyol are level on 43 points going into Matchday curtain-dropper on Monday evening at Estadio Benito Villamarin.
The outcome of this particular affair will not have any impact on the final look of the standings, at least in terms of battles for avoiding relegation and qualifying for European competitions.
Quique Setien clearly struggled to motivate his lads to give their best in the last couple of weeks. Los Beticos lost three on the spin in Primera Division.
The latest of failures was also the most painful as it saw Betis lose 4-0 away at relegation-threatened Leganes on Wednesday night.
Can the hosts rebound from such a demolishing loss here against mid-table counterparts Espanyol?
Real Betis vs Espanyol: Head-to-head
The visitors lead the head to head tie by seven wins coming into 45th meeting with Real Betis.
These two likes battled it out for a place in the Copa Del Rey semi-final in January this year.
Both legs ended in 1-1 draws, but Los Beticos advanced thanks to two goals in the extra-time.
Real Betis also came on top in the league clash beating the Budgerigars 1-3 away at RCDE Stadium back in mid-December last year.
Real Betis vs Espanyol: Prediction
The visitors are clear form favourites going into this tie. They are undefeated in last five games in La Liga. However, the Budgerigars drew to both Levante and Celta Vigo in last two rounds.
Espanyol have clear issues with the lack of meticulousness at the back as the team failed to keep a single clean sheet in last nine league affairs.
Espanyol won just 1 of past 14 away matches in all competitions. This is why we could find the value in backing Betis to win at 2.15 odds here.
Anyhow, backing a goal fest is definitely the best way to go as both sides have been super vulnerable at the back lately.
Real Betis vs Espanyol: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80 (4/5)
Both Teams To Score @ 1.61 (8/13).