Betis is fighting for the Top 6
Real Betis has been officially announcing Euro tournaments for several seasons. But something is still happening.
And not only do they fail to achieve this goal.
But even last season, for example, they were closer to a struggle for survival than to Europe.
With the appointment of Manuel Pellegrini, it seems that now the goal is closest.
However, they made a long series of 6 consecutive draws. Which allowed Villarreal to move them from the 6th position.
If the draws against Real Madrid and Atletico were good achievements.
Those against teams like Valladolid or Elche are an outright loss of points.
However, Betis have lost only to Barcelona and Sevilla this calendar year.
They have some absent players. More important than them will be the absence of Nabil Fekir and Mandy due to penalties.
The other missing ones are easily replaceable.
Granada is a ruined yard
For Granada, everything is clear.
After the unexpectedly strong past season in La Liga, in which instead of fighters for survival, they reached Euro tournaments.
Now they are almost repeating their record again. And on the condition that they fought on two fronts.
And in the Europa League they were eliminated only in the elimination phase.
However, there are some tangible differences from their past and now.
In recent months, Granada have had a very permeable defense. And in attack they rarely score. And in the beginning they rarely draw.
For this match, in addition to all other personnel problems, they will again miss the incumbent goalkeeper Rui Silva.
Their top goal scorer Roberto Soldado was punished.
Forecast for Betis - Granada
This match is a regional derby.
However, I expect there to be a final winner. As one reason I mentioned it above.
The other is that Real Betis are only one point away from 6th place. And they have to break a series of draws.
I see several options. As all of them have many goals.
First, Betis to take advantage of one of the weakest defenses against himself. And even to cover a line of at least 3 goals.
The other option is Granada, unable to rely on a game for the result, to offer outdoor football.
Which also leads to results.
Winning for Betis and Over 2.5 goals in the match is my choice for prediction.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- Betis is in a series of 6 consecutive draws.
- Betis is in a series of 6 homeless games: 3-3-0.
- He has under 2.5 goals in 7 of Betis' last 8 games.
- Granada is in a series of 18 games without a draw: 7-0-11.
- Granada have lost 7 of their last 9 away games: 2-0-7.
- Goal / Goal & Over 2.5 have in the last 9 visits of Granada in the league.
- Granada is in a series of 5 games without a loss to Betis: 3-2-0.
- Sergio Canales is Betis' top scorer with 8 goals. Roberto Soldado (punished) has 9 for Granada.
- victory for Betis
- security: 2/10
- exact result: 1-0