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play host to visiting club Villarreal
at Estadio Benito Villamarín in the La Liga fixture on Wednesday. Our Real Betis v Villarreal predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - along with the latest match odds.
Real Betis will be wanting a better result here after the 4-2 La Liga loss in their previous game against Levante.
In that match, Real Betis had 64% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 8 on target. For Real Betis, the goalscorers were Sergio Canales (70') and Juanmi (87'). At the other end, Levante UD had 9 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Borja Mayoral (21'), Enis Bardhi (35'), José Luis Morales (50') and Rochina (59') scored for Levante.
It’s been all too rare in recent games where Real Betis haven’t conceded. The reality is that Béticos have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 10 goals along the way. Regardless, we must now wait to see if the trend shall continue on in this next game.
Ahead of this clash, Real Betis have not been beaten in their last 4 home league matches.
Villarreal will go into this game after a 2-0 La Liga win against Valencia in their previous outing.
In that match, Villarreal managed 57% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. For Villarreal, the goals were scored by Paco Alcácer (14') and Gerard Moreno (44').
Over the course of their last six clashes, Villarreal have amassed the sum of 8 goals. El Submarino Amarillo have additionally got on the scoresheet on each one of those occasions. Over that period, they have had 4 goals go into their own net. Such a pattern isn’t assured to follow through into this game, however.
Taking a look at their past results, Villarreal:
- have left without a victory over Real Betis in games played away from home for the previous 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 04/04/2017 shows us that Real Betis have won 2 of these & Villarreal 4, with the number of drawn matches standing at 0.
A total of 20 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 7 of them from Béticos and 13 coming from El Submarino Amarillo. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.33.
The last league meeting between these clubs was LaLiga match day 7 on 27/09/2019 when it ended Villarreal 5-1 Real Betis. That day, Villarreal had 42% possession and 17 shots at goal with 10 of them on target. Goals were scored by Karl Toko Ekambi (39', 76'), Santi Cazorla (68'), Gerard Moreno (92') and Samuel Chukwueze (94'). Real Betis had 11 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Emerson (48') scored. The referee was Javier Estrada Fernández.
Team News: Real Betis
Javi García (Calf Injury) and Joaquín (Muscle Injury) won’t be available for Real Betis manager Alexis Trujillo. Emerson is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Villarreal
Thanks to a mainly available squad, there’s only the lone fitness issue for the Villarreal gaffer Javier Calleja to be concerned about. Ramiro Funes Mori (Achilles tendon problems) won’t be playing here. The players who will not be able to play in this game through being suspended are Manu Trigueros and Alberto Moreno.
We envisage that Villarreal and Real Betis may well both score, with little between these two teams. Will be interesting to see how this one goes, with a good chance of a draw. That’s why our selection here is for a close game with a 1-1 score draw after 90 minutes.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Benito Villamarín (60,720)
Captain: Joaquín Sánchez Rodríguez
Chairman: Ángel Haro
Manager: Alexis Trujillo
Competitions: LaLiga position 13
🔑 Star Man: Nabil Fekir
Generally used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Nabil Fekir was born in Lyon, France. Having played his first senior match for Olympique Lyonnais in the 2013 - 2014 season, the dangerous Midfielder has managed to score 7 league goals in the LaLiga 2019 - 2020 campaign to date coming from a total of 26 appearances.