Alaves vs. Betis Sevilla / La Liga – There is no particular importance to this game, or rather, none of the teams are under the imperative. Perhaps the points are more important for Betis, as they are trying to get their hands on the European positions, though they only celebrated once in the previous four rounds and spoiled their European prospects. Alaves is very close to relegation zone, but they have 11 points more than that zone and therefore have no panic and can play quietly, although it should be said that they were playing very well at home lately. In the first part of the season it was 2-0 for Betis. Begins: 12.03.2018. – 21:00 CET
In the previous four rounds, Alaves has made two wins and two defeats, but this is quite an achievement when it comes to knowing against who they played. Wins were made in their field, against the teams below them on the table and both times with 1-0. First against Deportivo, and then against Levante and with some good results before that, Alaves is now in a safe distance from the relegation zone.
The two mentioned defeats happened away against Real Madrid and in the last round by Real Sociedad. They were mastered with 4-0 in Madrid, while they provided a good resistance in San Sebastian and it was 2-1, with two goals scored in the first ten minutes. Before that, they were lucky enough to overcome Levante with a goal in the finish, but they remained without striker Munir who was suspended. He has not played in the previous round and is now back, just like Manu Garcia.
Probable lineups Alaves: Pacheco – Aguirregabiria, Ely, Laguerdia, R.Duarte – Manu Garcia, Pina, Pedraza, Ibai Gomez – Munir, Guidetti
Betis has had a bit more difficult schedule in the previous four rounds and it is immediately felt on the results. They had two victories in a row before the home match with Real, which they started well with 2-1 but lost with 5-3. They managed to regain that when they played with Levante away and celebrated with 2-0, and then only a draw with Real Sociedad at home and a defeat in Valencia in the last round. Although they were pretty effective this season, they did not score in the previous two rounds.
They practically have no scored any goals at Mestalla in the last round, although coach Setien made several changes and even in formation. J.Amat returned on the center-back, Barragan was again on the right-back, Camaras in midfield, while both strikers Tello and S.Leon remained on the bench. Feddal is still out of action as well as striker Sanabria, and Joaquin is questionable, while Guardado probably returns. S.Leon could also return to the attack as well as Francis in midfield.
Probable lineups Betis Sevilla: Adan – Mandi, Bartra, J.Amat – Francis, Guardado, Fabian, Camarasa, Firpo – S.Leon, Moron
Alaves vs. Betis Sevilla PICK
Alaves plays very hard on their field and they are difficult to win, but usually one goal solves it all. Betis is in a crisis in attack and they are struggling a lot there, which is why this match could have a small number of goals.
Pick: under 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.80 for bet365 (down to 1.70 can be played)
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