Real Betis vs Espanyol
Spain – La Liga
Date: Saturday, 17 March 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarin (Sevilla).
Real Betis have shown a strong attacking display on Monday evening when they cruised past the likes of Deportivo Alaves 1-3 away at Estadio de Mendizorroza. The victory has pushed Los Beticos into the top half of the league standings and Quique Setien’s men can now even start thinking of the Europa League football next term.
It was youngster Loren Moron who stole the show five days ago netting a brace to inspire Betis’ away win. It was the fifth goals in sixth appearance of the season for the Spaniard who will clearly make team’s attacking line look much stronger in the finish of the campaign.
Can Setien’s men make it back-to-back wins on Saturday when they host Espanyol in one of the most interesting ties of the day? The Budgerigars will also come into the match high on confidence after clinching a comeback victory over Real Sociedad last weekend at RCDE Stadium. Quique Sanchez Flores can be thrilled with the form of his attacking duo Leo Baptistao and Gerard Moreno who were both on target in the mentioned win.
Nonetheless, Espanyol have only grabbed a single victory on travels in this term of La Liga and it came against the rock-bottomed Malaga side back in January.
Real Betis vs Espanyol: Head-to-head
Espanyol have been the dominant force throughout the history of this match-up, winning 18 and losing just 8 of 40 meetings with Betis.
Los Beticos have actually won just 4 of 19 home encounters with the Budgerigars.
Espanyol have won each of last three matches against Real Betis.
Real Betis vs Espanyol: Prediction
Both teams have been pretty inspired in the final third last weekend and backing goals at both ends looks to be the safest of the betting options here.
We will alternatively shoot for the draw at 3.20 as all of last three games Espanyol have played on the road in La Liga ended without a winner.
Real Betis vs Espanyol: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.80
Draw @ 3.20