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One of the surprising contenders in the Spanish La Liga – Betis, faces a team that has been performing beneath its level – Espanyol. While the championship team in the league appears to be more or less certain, the fight for the European spots will continue until the end of the season and both teams have the same ambitions.
Espanyol vs Real Betis: Top Free Betting Tips
The head-to-head games between Betis and Espanyol have always been like a gladiator battle – you never know which side will win it until the end, there often are loads of goals, and most matches end in a draw. What will we see in the upcoming edition of this derby?
Both Teams To Score – Yes
While Betis have clearly been the better team this season, Espanyol have been quite impressive at home and we will be surprise not to see them score in this fixture. Until now, Espanyol scored in all of their home games this season apart from their opening fixture in August. Betis, on the other side, have scored at least one goal in 8/10 games on the road this season and in quite a few of those – more than one goal. We expect this match to have action from both teams as all previous cases when the games were played on Espanyol's stadium.
Alternative Corners – Over 9 Corners
Although we have two of the teams that have taken fewer corners this season, it is curious that the games between Espanyol and Betis often have loads of those. For example, the last three head-to-heads had more than 11 corners. We expect something similar for this fixture as well – both sides will be extra motivated as always against this given opponent.
Team To Score in 2nd Half – Real Betis
Real Betis is a team that performs at its best in the second halves. Such has been the case for most of their away games this season and logically, we expect them to score a goal after the break. We expect to see a lot of goals in this fixture but one from Betis in the 2nd Half. As an alternative, you can try a goal for Espanyol before half-time as the team has been quite active at home and they often find the goal in the first 45 minutes.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Espanyol vs Real Betis
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FAQs regarding Espanyol vs Real Betis
• In which places are Espanyol and Betis?
Espanyol and Betis are separated by 10 points after 21 rounds this season. The hosts are 11th currently, a disappointing position for a team with such impressive history. Betis, on the other hand, are 3rd in the league with 37 points and seem like a likely contestant for the Champions League participation next year.
• Which players will miss the match for Espanyol?
The hosts have serious problems in the defense and midfield – four players will miss the match – Yangel Herrera, Keidi Bare, Adria Pedrosa, and Didac Vila.
• Which players will miss the match for Betis?
Four players will also miss the match for the visitors. Midfielder Paul Akouokou will be joined by defender Martin Montoya, midfielder Joaquin, and defender Marc Bartra.
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