Real Betis vs. Real Valladolid 9/20/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Real Betis 1-0-0, Real Valladolid 0-1-0
9/20/20 12:30 pm
Over 2.5 (+110), Under 2.5 (-138) Click Here for the Latest Odds
Real Betis is welcoming Real Valladolid to Benito Villamarin in round 2 in the Spanish LaLiga.
Betis is in a fantastic form with 4 straight wins during which Betis has scored 7 goals while conceding only 2 goals. With 3 points, Betis is in 4th place in LaLiga standings after the first game. Betis was facing Alaves on the road in their opening match of the season, and they were solid with 59% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 79% of the correct passes. Betis was struggling with finishing their chances in this game, but they finally succeeded in the 94th minute of the game. Betis has won this match 0-1. Cristian Tello is the only goalscorer for Betis at the moment with 1 goal, while Canales added the assist. Emerson was the best player for Betis in this game, and he will be in the starting lineup for this match as well. Guardado, Martin, Sanabria, Ruiz, Camarasa, and Guerrero are all injured, and they will not be in the lineup for this match. Betis was in the Europa League spot last season before it got postponed, but they were never able to get back into good form after the restart, and Betis has ended last season in 15th place, closer to the relegation zone than the Europa League.
Valladolid is not doing well, but there have been a few signs of improvement in their last 2 games where Valladolid has 2 draws. In their first game of the season, Valladolid was playing against Sociedad at home, and they were the weaker team with 40% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and low 66% of the correct passes. Valladolid got ahead in the 39th minute of the game, but Sociedad was able to score in the 60th minute of the game. From that moment, Valladolid was defending well, and the final score was 1-1. Herrero is the only goalscorer for Valladolid with 1 goal, while Sergi Guardiola added 1 assist. Olivas, Alcaraz, Hace, Gassama, and De Sousa are all injured, and they will miss this game. Valladolid ended the last season in 13th place with 42 points, safely outside the relegation zone, but still far away from the Europa League. Valladolid is one of the weakest offensive teams in LaLiga, and they have scored only 32 goals last season, but their defense was great with only 43 conceded goals. Valladolid will have another tough season if they don’t get their offense going, but their main goal is to stay in LaLiga for another season, and they shouldn’t have any problems in accomplishing that goal.
The trends are on Betis’ side in this matchup, while Valladolid hasn’t won any of their last 6 away games. Betis is in better form here, and they are the better team overall. Both teams are struggling with injuries, but Betis has more of their best players available for this match. I’m sticking with Betis at home.