Espanyol vs. Real Betis Spanish La Liga Predictions, Picks and Betting Tips 6-25-2020
Espanyol (5-9-16) vs. Real Betis (7-8-15)
Spanish La Liga soccer on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 16:00 ET
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarín, Sevilla, Spain
The Line: Espanyol +249 / Draw +229/ Real Betis +104; O/U 2.25
TV: DAZN Deutsch, Spor Smart, Eleven Sports 4
Espanyol (LDWLD) will square off against Real Betis (LDLWL) in matchday 31 of the Spanish La Liga at the Estadio Benito Villamarín in Sevilla on Thursday, June 25, 2020.
The struggling Espanyol is sitting at the bottom of the table with 24 points. Coming into this match, Espanyol has recorded only 5 wins, 9 draws with 16 losses, 26 goals scored, and 49 goals conceded. Still in deep relegation trouble, Espanyol recorded a 3-1 defeat to Levante in their last time out to extend their winless run to two games and has bagged only one win since the restart of the league. In their last game, Levante's forward, Borja Mayoral, secured an early opener for the team in the 14th minute. In the 28th minute, Espanyol scored an equalizer to end the first half in a lone goal draw but couldn't hold Levante in the second half. A 67th-minute doubler and an unfortunate own goal from 22-year-old Espanyol defender Adria Pedrosa sealed a three-point win for Levante. Espanyol ended the game with 46% ball possession and 10 goal attempts. Overall, Espanyol has recorded 235 shots and 99 shots on goal in 2700 minutes of play.
A key player holding Espanyol's forward is Lei Wu, who has 4 goals and 27 shots in 25 league appearances. Also, Fernando Calero is the team's second-best defender with 486 passes, 8 tackles in 14 appearances. In front of the net for Espanyol is the 38-year-old Spanish goalkeeper, Diego López, who has only 4 clean sheets in 29 appearances and 2603 minutes played. López has 1.69 goals conceded per 90 minutes of play, and a total of 84 saves.
Real Betis occupies the 14th position of the league table with 34 points. Overall, Real Betis has recorded 8 wins, 10 draws with 12 losses. Just 8 points above the relegation zone, Real Betis are coming into this match with a terrible record of 3 matches winless run and only one win in their previous 5 games. In their last time out, Inigo Martinez's 7th-minute opener denied Betis of a three-point win despite recording 12 goal attempts. Real Betis has a total of 275 shots and 121 shots on goals in all of their 2700 minutes of play.
Key players for Real Betis are Christan Tello, Nabil Fekir, and Borja Iglesias. Fekir is the team's third-highest goal scorer with 7 goals, 3 assists, and 76 shots in 25 appearances. Key defenders for Real Betis are Alex Moreno and Emerson Aparecido. Alex has 3 goals and 5 assists for the team in28 league appearances while Emerson has 5 assists in 25 appearances. Joel Robles will start as the goalkeeper for Real Betis. Robles also has 4 clean sheets in 29 appearances, 77 saves in 2528 minutes played, and 1.41 goals conceded per 90 minutes.
Real Betis has recorded 40 goals, 7th in the league, 29 assists, 5th in the league, and most red cards. Real Betis has recorded 2 wins, and 3 draws in their last 5 previous league meetings with Espanyol.
Goalkeeper: Diego Lopez
Players: Javi Lopez, David Lopez, Fernando Calero, Didac Vila, Óscar Melendo, Victor Sanchez Mata, Marc Roca, Adrián Embarba, Lei Wu and Jonathan Calleri
Goalkeeper: Joel Robles
Players: Alex Moreno, Marc Bartra, Aissa Mandi, Emerson Aparecido, Sergio Canales, Guido Rodriguez, Andres Guardado, Nabil Fekir, Borja Iglesias and Cristian Herrera Tello
Prediction: Take Real Betis +104
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