Competition: La Liga
Market: Real Betis win
Chances: 21/20 @888sport
Hoping to get closer to the top four this weekend, Betis will travel to Elche on Friday night.
Let’s start with the hosts, although Elche could have shocked everyone in Spain at the start of the month when they opened February with a 3-1 win over Villarreal, Pablo Machin’s team proved it was only a minor boost. Having endured what has been a La Liga nightmare for the public this season, Los Franchiverdes are falling rapidly on their way to a return to the Segunda in 2023. Bottom of the table and already 13 points behind safety, the former Sevilla manager is under enormous pressure. on his shoulders. Along with a routine 4-0 away win over Spanish idol Real Madrid on February 15, Elche was last seen with another grim spectacle. After all, having suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Espanyol, the relegation leaders must brace themselves for another big test on Friday night.
As for the away side, who last saw another eye-catching game when they pulled off a 2-1 home win over Valladolid, Real Betis are enjoying a stellar purple spot this season. Knowing that another win here would move them just three points away from a Champions League spot, Manuel Pellegrini’s side bounced back from their hesitation in early February. Now with back-to-back La Liga victories, the Sevillian team is rightfully regarded as the standout pick on Friday night.
Sensing a chance to set another marker in their travels, Betis should also be bolstered by their runaway previous encounter with Elche. Having claimed a 3-0 victory when they welcomed the best players from relegation at the Benito Villamarin Stadium in August, we expect a similar away win here.
Bet: Real Betis 21/20 beat Elche in Friday’s La Liga clash @ 888sport