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Leganes vs. Real Betis - 5/19/18 La Liga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Real Betis vs. Leganes
Date & Time Saturday May 19, 2018, 10:15 AM (EDT)
Location
The Line
The Line: Betis +152 / Leganes +185 / Draw +254 -- Over/Under: 3
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Leganes and Real Betis meet Saturday in La Liga soccer action at Butarque.

Leganes enters this match with an overall record of 11-7-19, a 8-4-6 record at home and a 3-3-13 record on the road. Leganes could use a victory here to snap a three-match losing streak, as this team has earned points in only one of its last five matches. Leganes continues to have issues on the defensive side as the club has allowed two or more goals in five of its last seven matches. The good news is this team has played its best soccer by far at home this season, but the current from of this squad can’t exactly inspire much confidence. Gabriel leads Leganes with five goals, Eraso has four goals and Miguel Angel Guerrero has four goals.

Real Betis enters this match with an overall record of 18-6-13, a 10-4-5 record at home and a 8-2-8 record on the road. Real Betis has earned points in nine of its last 10 matches despite currently having a goal differential of zero. Real Betis could be sharper on the defensive end, but this offense is deep and can strike from anywhere with 11 players scoring at least two goals. Real Betis may not be the most complete team in the league but it finds ways to grind matches out and leave with points. Sergio Leon leads Real Betis with 11 goals, Sanabria has seven goals and Loren has seven goals. 

Leganes has won three of the last five meetings against Real Betis, but the meeting back in January was a 3-2 loss for the Legionaries. Four of the last five meetings between these clubs have produced at least two goals.

Neither one of these clubs are exactly great o the defensive end and there’s usually a lot of goals when these two teams meet. Instead of trying to pick a winner, I’m going to side with the over the total. The last two meetings combined have produced nine goals. Expect some fireworks.

Pick:
Over 3

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