Racing Santander vs Real Betis
Spain – Copa del Rey
Date: Thursday, 1 November 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio El Sardinero (Santander).
Two familiar teams will play against each other in the first leg of Copa del Rey on Thursday. This is the first time they do so in this particular competition.
Los Racinguistas had an 11 game undefeated streak including 9 wins, which ended with a loss to Gijon B in the league. This is the only loss they have this season.
Still they are on top of their respective group of 20 teams, in the third division that is highly competitive.
They have scored a group highest 23 goals and conceded just 7 after 10 rounds which is more than proof for their striking ability.
In the 3 games they played in CDR all the opponents were below par and they had an easy win in all of those games.
In the last 8 games they scored a total of 18 goals and conceded 6 goals in all competitions.
The Highlanders have not lost at home this season. In their 6 home games they scored 17 goals and conceded only 1.
Betis are having a bad time in La Liga at the moment. With 3 successive defeats they have gone down to 13th in the league table.
Before those losses they were unbeaten in 9 games. Majority of their matches had under 2.5 goals in total (3 in 8).
From the last 5 games on the road the team managed by Quique Setien have 2 wins and defeats each. Only 1 of those matches had over 2.5 goals scored.
With teams from 2 different tiers up against each other and the favorites in poor run of form we can expect a close game.
Racing Santander vs Real Betis: Head-to-head (h2h)
- In the last 6 h2h matches Betis has 4 wins and Santander has only 1.
- Betis are on a 3 game winning run with 2 wins included.
- In the last 4 games between them held at El Sardinero both the teams have 2 wins each.
- In those 4 games 3 matches had over 2.5 goals.
Racing Santander vs Real Betis: Prediction
The hosts have been exemplary at home and having won all games there it will be hard to beat them for the Wolves. Also the team from Santander are high on confidence after recent 5-0 win in the league against Calahorra.
Away form of the visitors are questionable but considering the level at which their opponents are they have a chance to progress to the next round. Considering the fact that Betis are on 2 game win streak in h2h we can place a bet on the Big Greens winning with 1.50 odd.
The visitors are finding it hard to score in away games. The Santander defense have not been tested by a quality attacking side yet. With the Highlanders scoring at a good rate and with 4 of their 7 home games having over 2.5 goals we can expect the same to happen. Thus a bet of over 2.5 goals can be placed at 1.80 odds.
Racing Santander vs Real Betis: Betting Tips
Betis to win @ 1.50 (1/2).
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5).