Real Betis vs Girona
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 20 January 2019
Kick-Off at 11:00 UK / 12:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarin (Sevilla).
Betis were unlucky to lose the previous round fixture with Real Madrid conceding an 88th.minute free-kick goal from their former man Dani Ceballos at Benito Villamarin. They outplayed the current Champions League holders and offered a fine overall performance in front of the home crowd, but came out of it empty-handed.
The team led by Quique Setien thus lost two in a row in La Liga and were dropped out of top six in the standings as a consequence. They will be looking to return to winning ways on Sunday when they play host to Girona in the first of five games for the day.
The visitors are winless in past seven games across competitions but they will still enter this in high spirits following the Atletico Madrid scalp in Copa del Rey. Girona managed a 3-3 draw in the reverse fixture of the tie at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano to advance on an away goal rule (4-4 on aggregate) after a pair of draws against one of country’s strongest sides.
Real Betis vs Girona: Head-to-head
The head to head stats completely fancy the hosts who won 7, drew 1 and lost 1 of 9 encounters with Blanquivermell.
Betis claimed back-to-back 0-1 wins on the road against Girona in last two H2H meetings.
Los Beticos won six of past seven games against Girona.
Real Betis vs Girona: Prediction
Girona drew all of last five matches across competitions. They still sit in the top half of the standings thanks to a fine start to the league campaign. The head coach Eusebio Sacristian generally has problems with the lack of meticulousness in his team’s defensive line since Blanquivermell did not keep a single clean sheet in past ten games in all competitions.
Girona drew three and lost two of past five Primera Division outings. Betis will thus have a great opportunity to rebound from undeserved defeat to Real Madrid. We will back the home win as the main betting option, while you won’t make a mistake backing the hosts to net two or more goals on the occasion at the odds of 1.72.
Real Betis vs Girona: Bet Tips
Real Betis to win @ 1.61 (8/13)
Real Betis Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.72 (8/11).