Real Valladolid vs. Real Betis 7/19/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Real Valladolid vs. Real Betis 7/19/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-07-19 12:30:00 EDT

Real Valladolid is welcoming Real Betis to Jose Zorilla in round 38 in Spanish LaLiga.

Valladolid is in 16th place in the standings with 39 points and being 4 points above the relegation zone means that Valladolid is safe, and they will stay in LaLiga next season. Valladolid has scored 30 goals so far in LaLiga and they are one of the weakest offensive teams in LaLiga. Valladolid’s defense has been solid with 43 conceded goals. With three straight losses, Valladolid was in big danger of getting into the relegation zone, but thanks to Mallorca, Leganes, and Celta all losing their games, Valladolid was lucky enough to stay out of the relegation zone and to play this game without pressure. In their last LaLiga game against Eibar on the road, Valladolid has had 51% of ball possession, 8 shots on goal, 12 corner kicks, and 68% of the correct passes. Despite being a slightly better team in this game, Valladolid has lost 3-1. Guardiola has scored 7 goals for Valladolid this season, while Unal added 6 goals. Herrero, Fernandez, and Garcia are all injured, while Salisu, Porro, and Ben Arfa are still questionable. Being in 16th place is not a huge success but securing their LaLiga spot is an accomplishment for Valladolid.

Betis has been a disaster after the restart, and with that, Betis dropped to 14th place with 41 points, which is closer to the relegation zone than the Europa League. Betis has scored solid 48 goals so far this season, but their defense has been an absolute disaster with massive 58 conceded goals. Betis has won only 2 games since the restart, alongside 6 losses and 2 draws. In their latest game against Deportivo Alaves at home, Betsi has had massive 72% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, and high 88% of the correct passes. Despite being the dominant team in this game, Betis has once again lost a game because of their terrible defense. The final score was 1-2. Loren Moron has scored 10 goals for Betis this season, while Joaquin added 8 goals, and Fekir has 7 goals. Emerson added 6 assists. There are no injuries in Betis, but Guardado is still questionable for this game. Betis has a solid team, but what they really need is a coaching change, and a few more good defenders to increase the competition in the team. With that being said, Betis will stay in LaLiga for at least one more season, but unless they don’t invest in the team, the next season could be even worse than this one.

Both Valladolid and Betis are in bad form, and they have been inconsistent since the restart. Neither Valladolid not Betis could gain nor lose anything after this game, and for that reason, I will give this a shot at a draw.

Goran Kucar's Free Pick: Draw +230

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Goran Kucar

I was born and raised in Croatia, and with that, I was raised with soccer all around me. I love playing soccer, watching soccer, and now I love writing and handicapping soccer at PickDawgz and SportsChatPlace.

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