Real Betis vs Eibar predictions, H2H and match preview for this Friday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups with both sides targeting their third wins of the season.
Real Betis vs Eibar Preview
Real Betis are in Friday night action for the second weekend on the spin here and they’ll be hoping for a considerably better result this weekend after they were on the wrong end of five goals at Villarreal a week ago. They take on a revitalised Eibar side who look to have got their season back on track after a very slow start which would have been a concern to José Luis Mendilibar.
This is an important game for Betis and Rubi will be demanding a fast start after an awful late collapse at the Ceramica. 5-1 may have flattered Villarreal but the game did highlight Betis’ defensive flaws. They have the worst record in La Liga for goals conceded heading into this match with 15 shipped so far in just 7 matches. They do at least have plenty of options in attack this term with Loren Morón currently outscoring big money new arrivals Borja Iglesias and Nabil Fekir who remains a doubt here.
Eibar have defensive issues of their own and those were very evident when they were trailing Sevilla 2-0 at home eight days ago with some horrible mistakes leading to chances for the Andalusians. However Eibar staged a dramatic fightback to score three times in 16 Second Half minutes and win a game that already looks like a major turning point in their season. They built on that by dispatching Celta Vigo a few days later to jump from the relegation zone into mid-table.
The Basque minnows haven’t convinced on their travels of late though. They’ve won just once in 19 away matches in La Liga heading into this game and have only taken one point from their last three league visits to the Benito Villamarin. Betis will therefore be the favourites despite that heavy loss last time out and they will be hungry to head into the international break on a positive note.
Real Betis vs Eibar Predictions
Score Prediction: 2-1 Betis
With three or more goals in 8 of Betis’ last 10 home league games and judging by some of their defensive showings this season, there’s a good chance we’ll see a few goals in this game. They weren’t as bad as 5-1 suggested last time out and they actually put in one of their best home performances of 2019 last time out to come from behind to beat Levante 3-1. They could just shade this against an Eibar side which doesn’t travel well.
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Real Betis vs Eibar H2H
- Last 6 meetings: 3 Eibar Wins, 2 Betis Wins, 1 Draw.
- Eibar were 4-0 winners on their first top flight visit to the Benito Villamarin in 2016.
- However they’ve not won on 3 trips since, losing twice.
- Overall, Betis have won 3 of the 5 meetings this century in Seville.
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Predicted Line Ups
Real Betis Team:
Robles – Moreno, Bartra, Mandi, Emerson – Pedraza, Guardado, Carvalho, Joaquin – Moron, Iglesias (4-4-2)
Dmitrovic – Angel, Arbilla, Oliveira, de Blassis – Exposito, Alvarez, Escalante – Inui, Kike, Orellana (4-3-3)