Real Betis 10-11-15, Deportivo Alaves 9-9-18
7/16/20 3 pm
Over 2.5 (+110), Under 2.5 (-138) Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Real Betis is hosting Deportivo Alaves at Benito Villamarin in round 37 in Spanish LaLiga.
Betis has been struggling massively since the restart, but they have secured their LaLiga status for next season, even though Betis is capable of so much more. Offensively, Betis has been solid this season with 47 scored goals, but their defense has been an absolute disaster with massive 56 conceded goals. Since the restart, Betis has conceded 13 goals, while scoring only 9 goals. Loren Moron is Betis’ top goal scorer with 9 goals, while Joaquin added 8 goals, and Fekir has 7 goals. Moreno, Emerson, and Canales each added 5 assists. There are no injuries in Betis as of now. In their latest LaLiga match against Atletico Madrid on the road, Betis was the better team with 63% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, and 86% of the correct passes. Atletico was defending well and it’s not strange that Betis wasn’t able to score a goal, but to concede a goal with an extra player on the field is always a bad thing, and that is exactly what happened to Betis, and in the end, Betis has lost this match 1-0. Betis could have been in the Europa League by now, but their terrible game after the restart has cost them dearly, and Betis is now nowhere near the Europa League.
Deportivo hasn’t won any of their last 7 games and has won only 1 of their last 9 games since the restart. Alaves is outside the relegation zone, in 17th place with 36 points, just 4 points away from Leganes and Mallorca. To secure their LaLiga spot for next season, Alaves has to win at least 1 of their last 2 games, but if Leganes and Mallorca don’t win both of their games, Alaves could be safe even if they lose both of their last two games in the season. Like many of the teams at the bottom of the table, Alaves isn’t a great offensive team and they have scored only 32 goals so far, while their defense was even worse with 53 conceded goals. In their latest LaLiga game against Getafe at home, Alaves has had 46% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 2 corner kicks, and low 57% of the correct passes. This was a particularly good match and it ended in a 0-0 draw. Lucas Perez has scored 11 goals and added 5 assists for Alaves this season, while Joselu added 10 goals. Pacheco, Vidal, and Duarte are all injured, while Aguirregabiria is suspended because of the yellow cards. Deportivo Alaves is not playing any better than Leganes or Mallorca, but they just might be lucky enough to stay in LaLiga next season as well.
Alaves hasn’t won any of their last 8 games on the road, but they have had some success against Betis on the road before. Both Betis and Alaves are in terrible form, but Alaves needs this win more, I’m just not sure they can get it. I will give it a shot at a draw here.