Real Betis vs Levante
Spain – La Liga
Date: Friday, 17 August 2018
Kick-Off at 21:15 UK / 22:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarin, Sevilla.
Levante saved the top flight status only thanks to a scintillating thread in the last couple of months last year.
Can they avoid the relegation scrap in the new Primera Division campaign?
Paco Lopez and his men are about to start the new La Liga journey on Friday evening with the visit to Sevilla and the Real Betis clash at Estadio Benito Villamarin.
It is certainly a tough away fixture to start the season with, especially if we know the hosts secured the sixth-place finish last year.
It was enough for Betis to qualify them for the UEFA Europa League group phase for the first time in a while.
The Big Greens have sky-high ambitions in the new campaign as well, following a super strong streak on pre-season friendlies.
The hosts head into the season opener off the back of four straight wins having netted two or more goals in each along the way.
Real Betis vs Levante: Head-to-head
- Betis head into this with five consecutive victories in matches with the Frogs.
- Levante did not score in last four ties against Los Beticos.
- Betis won 6, drew 2 and lost 2 of 8 games against Levante.
Real Betis vs Levante: Prediction
The hosts were quite inspired in the final third in recent outings. They bagged seven goals in last two wins over Frosinone and Las Palmas and they will head into the clash with levanter high on confidence, aiming a string start to the new Primera Division campaign.
Antonio Sanabria and Sergio Leon still lead the line, while both Canales and Guardado enjoyed a decent form in friendlies and are expected to represent a major threat to Levante’s goal on the evening.
The visitors also have strong attacking options in the likes of Roger Marti, Jason, Ruben Rochina and Enis Bardhi who have all been inspired during the off-season.
Nevertheless, the manager Paco Lopez is worried about his men’s defensive displays as the Frogs shipped at least a goal in each of last five outings.
We thus expect an open affair packed with goals here, meaning the Over 2.5 goals FT is the best of the betting options and one can alternatively try with Betis to win & BTTS.
Real Betis vs Levante: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.95 (10/11).
Real Betis to win & BTTS @ 2.80 (9/5).