The first match in this La Liga round is the Real Betis vs Alaves duel. With that in mind, we have prepared a detailed preview of the game just for you.
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Real Betis to Win
The two teams find themselves in completely different positions ahead of this duel – Real Betis in third place, Alaves in the relegation zone. So, it's clear why the home team is the favourite in this match and why we expect them to win this game.
After all, Alaves failed to win in the last eight games in the league, while Real Betis will be high on confidence after they eliminated their city rivals Sevilla from Copa del Rey. On top of it all, Real Betis beat Alaves in their last three h2h meetings.
Over 2.5 Total Goals
Although we've only seen two of the last five head-to-head duels between Real Betis and Alaves go over 2.5 total goals, we expect to see at least three goals in their game on Tuesday.
The reason lies in the fact that Real Betis averaged 2.85 goals per game in La Liga so far. Meanwhile, Alaves only averaged 2.30 goals per game in the league this season, but they also averaged 2.78 goals per game in their matches away from home.
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Real Betis vs Alaves – Team form, news, and potential lineups
While the home team is fighting for a spot in European competitions, the guests are just trying to survive this season. In any case, let's take a closer look at the teams:
Perhaps the most pleasant surprise of the season so far, the team from Seville is currently third in the league, only behind Real Madrid and their city rivals Sevilla. In fact, Real Betis enters this game after eliminating Sevilla from Copa del Rey in a very exciting and memorable derby. That being said, Real Betis is without a win in the last three games in La Liga, so they need a win to break that poor run.
While the team doesn't have a lot of problems in terms of health, they will be without Willian Jose, Martin Montoya, Joaquin, Akouokou, and probably Hector Bellerin. Also, Alex Moreno is due to miss the game to serve a suspension.
Real Betis predicted lineup:
Silva – Sabaly, Gonzalez, Pezzella, Ruiz – Rodriguez, Carvalho – Canales, Fekir, Juanmi – Iglesias
Failing to win in the last eight league matches has cost Alaves and the team is now sitting in the relegation zone. At the moment, Alaves has seventeen points, so they are just one point away from the first team outside of the relegation zone. However, unless they can turn their form around as soon as possible, Alaves will be looking at a move to the lower division.
When it comes to team news, Florian Lejeune will miss the game through suspension, while Navarro, Pons, Garcia, and Guidetti are all out with injuries and COVID-19.
Alaves predicted lineup:
Pacheco – Aguirregabiria, Miazga, Rodriguez, Duarte – Jason, Moya, Garcia, Rioja – Joselu, De la Fuente
The usual questions for Real Betis vs Alaves
- Who is hosting the game? Real Betis is hosting the game at Estadio Benito Villamarín in Sevilla.
- When is the game scheduled for? The game is scheduled for 7 pm GMT on Tuesday, January 18th.
- Who is the odds favourite? Real Betis is the odds favourite at 20/39 (1.51) odds.