Real Betis vs. Cadiz
August 20, 2021 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 +110, Under 2.5 -138
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Real Betis is hosting Cadiz at Benito Villamarin in round 2 of the Spanish LaLiga. Betis is in solid form at the moment, and they have had a positive result in their season opener. Cadiz is also on a positive streak, and they are undefeated in their last 3 games.
Betis was decent in the preseason, and they started this season with a positive result against Mallorca last week. Betis has had 66% of ball possession, 0 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and a solid 89% of the correct passes. Betis conceded a goal in the 25th minute, and despite all of their possession, they just couldn’t get through Mallorca’s defense. In the 59th minute, Mallorca has scored an own goal, and the final result of this match was 1-1. Lainez and Sabaly are both injured for Betis at the moment, while Camarasa, and Bartra are still questionable. Betis should have won their season opener, they were the better team, and they are capable of so much more, but that was their first competitive game in a while. I think this game will be much better for Betis I think, and I think they will finally create a few decent chances.
Cadiz is undefeated in their last 3 games, including their season opener against Levante. Cadiz has had 43% of ball possession in that match, 2 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and only 72% of the correct passes. Cadiz was losing since the 39th minute, but they were giving it their all to get back into this game, and they succeeded in literally the last minute of the match. Cadiz has scored a goal in the 97th minute, and the final result of this match was 1-1. Alfonso Espino was the goalscorer for Cadiz in that game. Garrido, Jose Mari, and Arzamendia are all injured, and they will miss this game. Cadiz was solid last season, they were far away from the relegation zone, and that is exactly what I expect from Cadiz this season as well. I just don’t see Cadiz getting anywhere close to the Conference League or the Europa League, and their relegation battle might be a bit harder, but Cadiz will be staying in LaLiga for another season after this.
Cadiz hasn’t won any of their last 3 games against Betis, and the trends are heavily on Betis’ side in this matchup. Cadiz hasn’t lost any of their last 4 away games, and they are on a 3-game winning streak away from home. I’m taking Betis at home in this one.