Valladolid vs Real Betis
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 24 February 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal Jose Zorrilla (Valladolid).
Valladolid claimed just one point from past three league affairs and they are now just three above the red zone coming into highly important Sunday’s fixture against Real Betis.
The head coach Sergio can at least be satisfied with improvements in his team’s back line which only allowed one goal in past two league fixtures against the likes of Villarreal and Barcelona.
Goalkeeper Jordi Masip enjoyed a brilliant evening last Saturday when he denied Barcelona’s stars on multiple occasions in the second half of the affair at Camp Nou.
Nevertheless, things are not working properly for Valladolid at the opposite end of the pitch. They failed to find the back of the net at all in last three league fixtures, a streak which began with an embarrassing 4-0 defeat to rock-bottomed Huesca.
Pucela hold division’s rock bottom when it comes to the efficiency ratings as they scored only 19 goals in 24 matches. They are the only team in the league with less than 20 goals bagged so far in the season.
Valladolid vs Real Betis: Head-to-head
Betis were the dominant force in this match-up historically, but they fell 0-1 at home to Valladolid when these two likes met each other in mid-October at Benito Villamarin.
Interestingly, just one of last ten head to head affairs saw goals scored at both ends.
Overall, Los Beticos lead the H2H tie by 11 wins ahead of 35th meeting with Pucela.
Valladolid vs Real Betis: Prediction
Betis’ form also saw a huge slide in recent weeks. The reason can be found in a well congested schedule they faced with matches in both Copa del Rey and Europa League. They took only one point form past two league outings against the likes of Leganes and Deportivo Alaves.
Quique Setien’s men generally found goals hard to come by on travels this season. They bagged just 10 in 11 league games on the road. Knowing about Pucela’s attacking woes in recent weeks, we can’t but go with the Under 2.5 goals FT as the main betting option here.
Valladolid vs Real Betis: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.61 (8/13)
Draw at the half time @ 2.00 (1/1).