Real Betis vs Espanyol
Spain – Copa del Rey
Date: Wednesday, 30th January 2019
Kick-off at 18.30 UK/ 19.30 CET
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarín (Sevilla).
Antonio Sanabria appeared the savior for the Beticos right at the end of the first leg, to equalize the score, as well as to provide his team with an invaluable away goal advantage. After all the hard work they put in, Joan Sicilia’s men will be heartbroken that they conceded in the 81st minute.
The Wolves are a formidable opponent at home. Especially their fluid playing style and passing has been a constant headache for visitors. Quique Setien has really revolutionized this group of players, and quite frankly, they have been a joy to watch and follow.
Magico really did mess up with their prospects for a title by allowing a goal to go past them, after leading for almost the entirety of the game. They have so far posted a terrible record overall and an even poorer record away from home. It would take a great undertaking for them to culminate with the win.
Real Betis vs Espanyol Head-to-head (h2h)
- El Glorioso has been unbeaten against this opponent for the last three matches and recorded a 7-2 combined scoreline.
- The team hosting the game has been unbeaten for the last five games.
- The hosts recorded three wins in the last five match-days at the Estadio Benito Villamarín, with clean sheets as well.
- Nine of the last thirteen wins in overall h2h ties were registered by the hosts of the day.
Real Betis vs Espanyol Prediction
For all their heroics on the road, the Budgerigars are a terrible team once they leave the safety nest that is their home-ground. They have won just a single away tie this season, and it came against minnows Huesca. That is a run of 12 winless matches out of a possible 13.
On the contrary, Lobos have lost just four of their last 24 home-ties. They have kept clean sheets in five of their last eight as well. The team is also threatening to gun for the European spots in the Spanish League, along with titans like Barca and Real Madrid.
Additionally, the team that had the home-status was unbeaten for the last five matches, and Beticos have recorded a scoreline of 7-2 in the last three overall h2h ties.
Also, the away goal advantage coupled with the backing of the home crowd will help the Heliopolitans to navigate this waters. Expect them to qualify in ninety minutes without putting their fans through much pressure.
The visitors have to take risks and go for a goal and have no other go around that. The tactician that Setien is, he will ably exploit this scenario, and a goal in the first half is the primary expectation.
Real Betis vs Espanyol Betting Tips
Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.40 (2/5)
Real Betis to Qualify in 90 Minutes @ 1.60 (3/5).