Real Betis vs Elche predictions and match preview for Tuesday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for analysis, the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as Betis play their final game before the cup Final.
|Tuesday 19th April 2022
|21:00 (local time)
Real Betis vs Elche Preview
Elche are in Seville this Tuesday in search of a victory which would all but mathematically guarantee their safety. Betis will be the favourites though with Manuel Pellegrini’s side closing in on European qualification.
The Betis boss may consider resting players in this game though with the Copa del Rey Final coming up against Valencia this weekend. That will unquestionably be the priority but Real Betis do have a squad built for European football so they can cope with rotating in most areas and it’s worth noting they did hammer Osasuna 4-1 in their most recent home game despite the absence of a number of key players.
Since then, they’ve gone to Cadiz and won 2-1 before a 0-0 draw in a key game with fellow European hopefuls Real Sociedad. Betis are 5th in LaLiga as a result but still only 3 points off the Champions League positions. They won’t have given up on that possibility although they do have some tough games still to come against the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Elche will certainly be hoping it is a weakened Betis side they face, but they will get better chances than this to put more points on the board so there’s not a huge amount of pressure on the visitors here. They picked up an excellent 3-0 home win against fellow relegation rivals Mallorca last time out and moved onto 35 points as a result. That may already be a sufficient number to keep them up but another victory or two would certainly do the job and ensure they avoid any final day drama.
The scoreline did flatter them a bit at the weekend. They scored from their only 2 shots on target and also benefited from a comical own goal but there can be no doubt about the job Francisco is doing with this side and he has certainly done enough to convince the board that he should be the man to lead Elche into next season which would be their third in a row in the top flight.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 2 Betis Wins, 2 Elche Wins, 2 Draws.
- Betis won the reverse meeting 3-0 earlier this term.
- However Elche have won on 4 of their last 6 trips to the Benito Villamarin.
- Their most recent win here was a 2-1 success in LaLiga in 2013.
Real Betis vs Elche Predictions
Score Prediction: Real Betis 2-1 Elche
Even allowing for a bit of rotation, Betis ought to get the better of Elche here. The Benito Villamarin will want to give their team a good send-off heading into the cup final so it should be a good atmosphere and you have to fancy Betis who have taken 16 points from their 6 home games against current bottom 8 opposition this term.
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