Real Betis vs Racing
Spanish Copa del Rey
Date: Thursday, 6 December 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarin (Sevilla).
Los Beticos host a third-division outfit Racing Santander in the last game of the day in Thursday’s Copa del Rey’s schedule. Betis are massive favourites to advance to the last 16 round after winning the first leg 0-1 away at El Sardiniero. Sergio Leon made the difference bagging the penalty-kick goal eight minutes into the game on the occasion.
The tie is by no means closed, though, and we expect Quique Setien to send a pretty strong line-up on the pitch here. The hosts are enjoying a superb form coming into this one following important back-to-back clean sheet wins over Olympiacos Piraeus (Europa League) and Real Sociedad (La Liga).
We will also remind you of a fabulous 3-4 victory Betis celebrated at Camp Nou against the reigning La Liga and Copa del Rey champions Barcelona in mid-November.
Real Betis vs Racing: Head-to-head
Betis won each of last three head to head games against Racing Santander.
Los Montaneses only managed to claim a single victory in 15 away matches against Los Beticos.
The draw was generally the most common of the outcomes in the history of H2H encounters between the two teams.
Real Betis vs Racing: Prediction
The H2H record (draws) counts for little at the moment given there are two divisions separating the two sides at the moment. Racing could return to Segunda Division football soon, though. They are six points clear at the top of their respective Segunda B Division group after winning 13, drawing 3 and losing 1 of 15 matches there so far in the season.
However, with Betis’ fine spell of form in recent matches, it is really hard to predict anything else but an easy victory in a straightforward affair for the hosts. You can back Setien’s troops to have the lead at the half time and win the match at the end at the evens odds.
Real Betis vs Racing: Bet Tips
HT/FT Real Betis/Real Betis @ 2.00 (1/1)
Real Betis -1.5 handicap @ 2.10 (11/10).