Real Betis vs Malaga
Spain – La Liga
Date: Monday, 30 April 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarin (Sevilla).
Real Betis’ form may have seen a couple of stumbling blocks so far, but the team managed to find the phenomenal shape in the very finish of the campaign. They are now on the best way to secure the place in the Europa League next term, an accomplishment which seemed far beyond the reach just a few months ago.
Los Beticos climbed as high as fifth in the Primera Division ladder thanks to the streak of five wins and a draw in last six league matches. They are five points adrift of Villarreal in sixth and as many as eight above Sevilla in seventh, meaning that a win here would get them millimetres from booking the European football next term and, more importantly, a place above their fierce city rivals Sevilla in the league standings.
Real Betis vs Malaga: Head-to-head
The head to head stats favour Betis who won each of last three encounters with Malaga.
Interestingly, just one of last five head to head ties saw three or more goals.
Betis took a comfortable 0-2 victory in the previous clash with Malaga, in mid-December away at Estadio La Rosaleda.
Real Betis vs Malaga: Prediction
Given the hosts are about to play the already relegated Malaga side, we see a phenomenal opportunity for Quique Setien and his side to maintain the amazing spell of form and clinch another three pointer in the last fixture of the round on Monday evening.
The Anchovies have did beat Sociedad last time out at home, but the win will count for little they are still huge 19 points short of Levante in the safe zone. This game means nothing to them and we can hardly see them snatch anything against a highly motivated in-form outfit here. Betis to win looks like a banker at the 1.44 odds.
Malaga did not score a single goal in three of last four league games on the road which is why we fancy Betis to keep a clean sheet here at 2.00. The hosts kept their net untouched in five straight league matches, including the goalless draw against the second-placed Atletico Madrid last week at Estadio Wanda Metropilitano.
Real Betis vs Malaga: Bet Tips
Real Betis to win @ 1.44
Real Betis to keep a clean sheet @ 2.00