LaLiga Action at the Estadio Benito Villamarin – Real Betis face Villarreal
Both Betis and Villarreal currently share Champion’s League qualification hopes, as they sit fourth and third in the League, respectively.
Real Betis’ LaLiga season, has so far seen them gain nine points, going into this game
Another victory would be a terrific achievement, but that is what Manuel Pellegrini will be asking from his team, as they go into this game on the back of strong results after beating R Madrid 2-1 and Osasuna 1-0
Also, Betis keep finding ways to win, having secured three victories in their last four meetings is astonishing this season, which is responsible for their Champion’s League qualification position. With nine points (3W, 1L and 0D), they are established in fourth position in the League having won three fixtures and lost one game.
When Betis host Villarreal, they will do so on the back of two victories on their own ground.
Winning this fixture will see Real Betis on 12 points.
Good atacking and defensive team
So far, Betis’ defence has been outstanding, as they have conceded three goals. This has been a good season so far for Betis, in terms of goals scored (7). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Borja Iglesias (4), Juanmi (2), and Sergio Canales (1).
Manuel Pellegrini will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of four of his Betis players.
Villarreal go into this fixture with 10 points secured
It was three points secured for Villarreal in their last fixture, beating Elche 4-0 at Estadio de La Ceramica.
Also, Villarreal keep finding ways to win, having secured three victories in their last four games is astonishing this season, which has contributed significantly to their rise up the table. They currently stand third in the League, with 10 points for a total of 3 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws having won three matches and drawn one game.
Villarreal will travel to Betis with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with two wins and one draw.
Villarreal will have secured 13 points so far this season, should they secure a win.
Good Attacking Performance
Villarreal will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (9). Their stand out attacking players have been Gerard Moreno (2), Alex Baena (2), and Nicolas Jackson (1). Villarreal have managed to maintain a strong defence so far, which in turn has allowed them to deliver good attacking options themselves and deliver good scoring opportunities.
Unai Emery could be missing up to five of their players through injury or illness for the game on Sunday.
Real Betis v Villarreal – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels the two teams have previously faced each other 36 times with the tally being 15 wins and nine draws for Betis. In addition, Betis are unbeaten in their last four of the past six games with Villarreal. In their most recent meeting of this fixture The Yellow Submarine secured a 0-2 away win.