In the private Benito Villamarin gets Real Betis on Sunday afternoon visit from candidate Leganes. The home team is doing since her coach substitution fine at home, but the visitors were earlier this season a tough opponent.
Real Betis: Rest in the tent at the Andalusians
The players and fans of Real Betis are still relieved that they got rid of coach Poyet. The Uruguayan was the Andalusians no time to talk and was put on the street in mid-November. In particular club icon Ruben Castro was totally misused in that period. The star player was first stationed willy-nilly on the left side, then even end up on the bench. Since the arrival of Victor Sanchez, the Papiss however, continued in the point of attack.
So there are again happy faces at the Benito Villamarin, though the results are still disappointing. Since the arrival of Victor Sanchez grabbed Real Betis just seven points from five matches and was also eliminated early in the Copa del Rey. The green whites are just six points above the relegation line and need to be careful that they do not run into the danger zone. The good news is that Los Beticos have not lost a single home game since the arrival of Victor Sanchez with two victories and a draw.
Slowly but surely the Benito Villamarin becoming a fortress. The club stood by her supporters in debt, because under the green Poyet whites had to have mainly their away matches. Poyet was almost constantly at loggerheads with the fans and the players, but under Victor Sanchez is clarity. Through a five-man rearguard he tries to hammer close the rear, only to quickly get out through Sanabria and Ruben Castro. A key role is also played by Dani Ceballos who is to the middle of the connection between defense and offense. These three players came under Poyet little discussed but get under Victor Sanchez therefore a new opportunity to showcase their abilities. The trio is keen to repay this trust, something that succeeds them mostly at home nice.
Probable lineup Real Betis
Adan; Durmisi, Jose Carlos, Pezzella, Bruno Piccini; Ceballos, Donk, Petros; Ruben Castro, Sanabria
Leganes: The Madrileños stand their ground
Leganes 2016 was a year with a golden touch. Not only did the club for the first time in history to achieve promotion to the top division, the Madrileños know themselves with minimal resources also another clever ward in the Primera Division. Leganes was declared at the start of the season as the main relegation candidates, but could do with a buffer of four points enjoy the holidays. Of course, the struggle for self-preservation still not decided, but Los Pepineros have shown that they can hold their own at this level. The fans are proud, for the next home game against Athletic Bilbao is already completely sold out.
Leganes this transfer window was not idle and hired Champagne goalkeeper and defender, respectively Siovas Club Olimpo and Olympiakos. In particular, the advent of Champagne is very welcome. First goalkeeper Serantes hit last month, namely badly injured and this season can not act. Then Herr Erin was quickly touted as a replacement, but he picked up in the final round against Eibar a red card and has to watch the next two games. Champagne this weekend is thus directly thrown to the lions. The Argentinian is very experienced and will undertake not crazy fast. He made in 2005 still part of Young Argentina, to win the Youth World Cup could be headed by a very young Messi.
All in all, despite the many absentees for trainer Asier Garitano no reason to deviate from his game plan. Leganes Sunday will probably park the bus and leave the home team’s game. Which play in laying the Madrileños any harm – ten of the sixteen points they picked up on foreign soil.
Probable lineup Leganes
Champagne; Victor Diaz, Insua, Mantovani, Bustinza; Timor, Alberto; Machis, Gabriel Omar Ramos; Guerrero