Betis Sevilla vs Espanyol Barcelona Soccer Betting Tips
Does the change of coach at Betis ensure the desired success?
La Liga’s 31st matchday ends late Thursday evening with a relegation hit in Andalusia. Two teams that lag far behind their own expectations face each other in Benito Villamarin – Betis Sevilla welcomes Espanyol Barcelona.
The green-whites from Seville had their sights set on returning to Europe, but can only be found in the La Liga table at the 15th place, which was completely disappointing. The situation is even more precarious for the Catalans from Barcelona. Espanyol adorns the bottom of the table and is already five points behind the saving bank.
Espanyol is slowly but surely running out of time and with each game the pressure on the shoulders of the Abelardo team increases. Between Betis Sevilla and Espanyol Barcelona odds up to 3.40 are offered for a tip on the guests.
Betis Sevilla – Statistics & current form
Almost 100 million euros can be found on the expenditure page in transfer summer 2019 at Betis Sevilla. Some exits also flushed money into the cash register, but a big transfer minus persisted. After tenth place in the previous year, the view should be turned up again. Quique Setien was separated at the request of the coach, who now works for FC Barcelona after a break.
Sporting director Alexis Trujillo takes over
Setien’s successor was Rubi, who played big with Espanyol Barcelona last year. However, there will be no more duels with his ex-team. Due to the continuing negative trend, the club management was forced to change. After the 0-1 defeat at Athletic Bilbao, the ripcord was pulled, only two wins in the recent 14 league games Rubi lost.
The sporting director Alexis Trujillo initially takes over the tasks. It is quite possible that he will remain in office until the end of the season because the extremely dense program means that a new coach would not have much time to develop the team.
At home, Betis is convincing
34 points after 30 game days ensure that the Andalusians are far from being able to dream of qualifying for Europe. Compared to the previous year, the team currently has six points less on the credit side; two years ago, Betis Sevilla had even collected twelve points at the same time of the season.
One of the main reasons for the poor score is the performance abroad. Only in Mallorca was an away win, in the 14 remaining games Betis Sevilla won.
At home, however, the record with seven wins, four draws and four defeats is quite impressive. In this respect, the role of favorites against the tail lights is also understandable. The betting base odds comparison between Betis Sevilla and Espanyol Barcelona currently provides odds of 2.20 for the prediction of the home win.
Probable lineups of Betis Sevilla:
Robles – Moreno, Bartra, Mandi, Emerson – Guardado, Alena, Carvalho – Lainez, Iglesias, Fekir
Last games from Betis Sevilla:
⚽️ 06/20 2020 Athletic Bilbao 1 – 0 Real Betis
⚽️ 06/15 2020 Real Betis 2 – 2 Granada
⚽️ 06/11 2020 Sevilla 2 – 0 Real Betis
⚽️ 03/08 2020 Real Betis 2 – 1 Real Madrid
⚽️ 02/29 2020 Valencia 2 – 1 Real Betis
Espanyol Barcelona – Statistics & current form
Espanyol Barcelona has been an integral part of the Spanish football upper house for 26 years now. This season, however, the situation is extremely precarious, after all, the club has been on a relegation zone continuously since matchday seven. 24 points after 30 games are by far the weakest season in recent years. In the past decade, Espanyol has always accumulated at least eleven points.
Even under Abelardo, the turnaround is not successful
There are not many encouragers in the fight to stay in the league. Head coach Abelardo took over the club at the end of December and is already the third coach in the current season. However, the turnaround was not successful under him either, his average 1.25 points per game are even the lowest of all three Espanyol coaches 2019/20.
After the departure of top striker Borja Iglesias (to Betis Sevilla, who cannot convince there), the Catalans lack a striker with a goal guarantee. 26 goals mean the second weakest offensive, the top scorers Lei Wu and Raul de Tomas have only scored four.
Second weakest offensive in the league
Raul de Tomas was only signed in the winter and was able to meet the high expectations straight away with four goals in seven games. The 20 million purchase from Benfica Lisbon, however, injured his knee at the restart and was missing in the last two games. Even if the comeback is getting closer, the Betis game is still too early.
Great pressure, weak offensive, only eleven goals in foreign places and the loss of the most dangerous player are by no means arguments between Betis Sevilla and Espanyol Barcelona for a prediction on the guests.
Probable lineups of Espanyol Barcelona:
Diego Lopez – Vila, Cabrera, David Lopez, Javi Lopez – Embarba, Sanchez, Roca, Melendo – Wu, Calleri
Last Espanyol Barcelona matches:
⚽️ 06/20 2020 Espanyol 1 – 3 Levante
⚽️ 06/16 2020 Getafe 0 – 0 Espanyol
⚽️ 06/13 2020 Espanyol 2 – 0 Deportivo Alaves
⚽️ 03/08 2020 Osasuna Pamplona 1 – 0 Espanyol
⚽️ 03/01 2020 Espanyol 1 – 1 Atletico Madrid
Betis Sevilla vs Espanyol Barcelona Direct comparison
On October 30, 2017, Espanyol Barcelona celebrated their last victory against the traditional Andalusian club Betis Sevilla. Since this 1-0 win at home, there have been a total of six more games. In addition to the four games in the Spanish LaLiga (two Betis wins, two draws), the Andalusians prevailed in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals last season.
Betis Sevilla vs Espanyol Barcelona Soccer Betting Tips
A football gala is hardly to be expected on Thursday evening, with the confidence of both teams having been badly affected in the past weeks and months. However, the hosts from Sevilla hope for the trainer effect and the turnaround under Alexis Trujillo. Only two of the last 14 league games could be won.
Key facts – Betis Sevilla vs Espanyol Barcelona tips
Change of coach at Sevilla after only two wins in 14 games
Betis has been unbeaten against Espanyol for six straight games
Espanyol trembles – five points behind the saving bank
Despite this manageable record, a tip on the home side is recommended between Betis Sevilla and Espanyol Barcelona. The Betis Sevilla squad undoubtedly has the quality to orientate itself towards the Europa League starting positions.
After the weak results, the new impulse on the coaching bench will be an advantage. In addition, the good home record speaks for the home side and the fact that at Espanyol Barcelona the short climb was suddenly stopped after the victory at the restart.
In conclusion, the direct comparison in the recent past is also an argument to make a prediction of the home side between Betis Sevilla and Espanyol Barcelona.
Betting Tips: 1
LaLiga – upcoming matches
⚽️ 06/25 2020 Eibar – Valencia
⚽️ 06/25 2020 Real Betis – Espanyol
⚽️ 06/26 2020 Sevilla – Real Valladolid
⚽️ 06/27 2020 Athletic Bilbao – Mallorca
⚽️ 06/27 2020 Celta Vigo – Barcelona
⚽️ 06/27 2020 Osasuna Pamplona – Leganes
⚽️ 06/27 2020 Atletico Madrid – Deportivo Alaves
⚽️ 06/28 2020 Levante – Real Betis
⚽️ 06/28 2020 Villarreal FC – Valencia
⚽️ 06/28 2020 Granada – Eibar