Real Betis will play host to Almeria on Sunday in their return to LaLiga action following their successful second consecutive qualification for the UEFA Europa League knockout stages.
Betting Sites Real Betis Seville Vs UD Almeria
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Real Betis Seville Vs UD Almeria Tips and Prediction
Real Betis’ problem this season has always been balancing domestic and European football, but so far, the Seville team appears to be succeeding.
Los Verdiblancos, who have only lost twice all season, are tied for fourth place with Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad on points after finishing first in their Europa League group with three victories and a draw.
However, several of Pellegrini’s players have suffered as a result of the added midweek matches, with Juanmi and Nabil Fekir both likely to miss significant forthcoming matches against teams in and surrounding them, as well as a city rivalry against Sevilla.
In their most recent La Liga match, Betis was denied by an early red card for the second time in as many games as they drew 0-0 with Real Valladolid.
In order to defend their perfect home record in the league this season, the Andalusian team must maintain their composure this time around. If they do, they should have too much for their recently promoted opponents.
Almeria, on the other hand, has just one victory in their previous five games and has not won away from home since their return to the top flight in August. As of now they are just above drop zone with one point.Umar Sadiq’s departure has left Rubi’s team much weaker offensively; Almeria’s goals in last weekend’s 3-1 triumph over Rayo Vallecano were their first since the Nigerian striker left the team.
However, the first LaLiga goals for Lucas Robertone and defender Srdjan Babic, as well as El Bilal Toure’s first goal in Spanish football, were big confidence boosters for Los Rojiblancos, who nearly quadrupled their season goal total in one afternoon.
The Segunda Division champions from last season will not have it easy as they travel to the team with the best home record in the league, but stranger things have happened on the weekends after European competition.
Real Betis managed to rotate their lineup despite having a demanding Europa League match in the middle of the week so that important players could return this weekend. The home side should be able to take a win here.