Betis – Villarreal : Preview & Prediction
Betis and Villarreal play at Estadio Benito Villamarín in a match of the 22nd round of the Primera Division. In the final clash between these teams in this competition, on 10-09-2017, Villarreal won at home for (3-1). At this stage, the record of direct confrontations indicates balance between these two teams, since there was 1 draw and 1 win for each team in the last 3 games. However, the last time they faced in this stadium was 04-04-2017, in a game for the Primera Division that ended the victory of Villarreal by (0-1). The only goal of the match was scored by Adrián (47 ‘).
After 8 wins, 3 draws and 10 losses, the home team is in 13th place, having won 27 points. In the last match, he lost with Celta Vigo out (3-2), after having lost at home in a game against Barcelona (0-5). In the last 10 home games for the league, Betis has recorded 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses, having won 14 points out of 30. The team conceded goals to their opponents in 9 of their last 10 games in this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. In his home games there is a tendency towards goals, since 8 of his last 11 matches in the competition finished with More than 2.5 goals. In 21 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 12 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 1 highlights in the last 11 home games in this competition: he scored 10 of his 20 goals in the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Betis return to play at home in the Spanish Championship in the middle of a rather irregular moment, since it alternates between victories and defeats, failing to establish a good sequence of results. In the last round, the team suffered its second consecutive defeat, against Celta de Vigo, in a game where it had a good performance, arriving to score twice, but could not insure the attack adversary, that was better and guaranteed the victory of the owners of the House. As was clear in this match, the inconsistency of the defensive system has been one of the team’s major problems, which is the third most leaked of the competition. Playing in their domains, the club has won just over 50% of the points, and in this condition has an average of 2 goals conceded per game. The 4-3-3 or 4-1-4-1 should be the training used in this duel by the coach, who will probably make some changes in the initial eleven.
Analysis of Villarreal
The visiting team is currently in 5th place with 37 points, after 11 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, he won at home for Levante by (2-1). In the last match, he won at home to Real Sociedad by (4-2). In the league, Villarreal had 17 points out of 30, after 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in the last 10 games they played as a visitor. In his games as a visitor there are some frequent results in the interval: 0-0 (5 in 11 matches) and 0-1 (4 in 11 matches). The team has conceded goals in 7 of their last 10 games, so they have not shown great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, as they have managed to achieve in 9 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In 21 games in this competition, only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 1 periods highlighted in the last 11 matches played as a visitor for this competition: he suffered 5 of his 14 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Villarreal are going through a great phase in the Spanish League, having been unbeaten for six rounds, a time when they have won five, three of them in a row. In the last round, the team had less possession and finished less than the opponent, but was much more efficient, and managed to build the victory in the first stage, beating Real Sociedad in the home. As we could see in this confrontation, the offensive sector has been performing satisfactorily, and is already among the eight best in the competition. As a visitor, the club owns the fifth best campaign, and in that condition has one of the seven defenses less leaked of the championship. It is likely that the coach will keep the team in the 4-1-2-1-2, with Castillejo standing out in the midfield.
Betis – Villarreal : Betting Tips
Betis – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70