Competition: La Liga
Market: Real Betis win
Odds: 3/4 @ 888sport
Hoping to extend their stay in the European spots this weekend, Real Betis will face off against Eibar at the Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero on Sunday afternoon.
Starting with the hosts, while Elche might have shocked many across Spain as they landed a 2-1 win against Sevilla when opening March, it appears that could have been just a minor boost for The Whites. Opening up their return to action this weekend holding just a two-point buffer over the drop zone, Fran Escribá’s side are in a real battle to avoid an immediate Segunda return. Despite managing to snatch what was a generous point against Getafe when heading into the international break, Elche have bagged themselves just a pair of victories in their last 14 matchups across all formats. Crashing out of the Copa del Rey at the hands of lower-league Rayo Vallecano back in January and also suffering a 3-1 loss when they last faced off against Sunday’s guests, Escribá’s men should face a stern test this weekend.
As for the visitors, entering March’s international break with a deserved 2-0 win against Levante on home soil, the mood in Real Betis’ camp should be at a real high. Finding their feet under Head Coach Manuel Pellegrini, Los Verdiblancos have their sights set on booking a European return after what was a disappointing campaign last season. Really managing to bounce back, it appears that their close-fought defeat against Sevilla last month was just an ever so minor blip. Gaining plenty of plaudits so far this year and collecting 15 points from just their last six La Liga contests, the former West Ham boss has also seen his side largely impress on their travels. With just a single away defeat to their name in any of their seven matchups since opening 2021, there is no doubt that Real Betis should be looking to mark their return with three points this weekend.
Bet: Real Betis 4/5 to beat Elche in Sunday’s La Liga contest @ 888sport
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