Espanyol to win at odds 2
Spanish La Liga game between 13th placed Espanyol and 8th placed Real Betis. These two teams have met each other 31 times and the home team Espanyol has the best record, 12 wins, 13 draws and 6 losses. Real Betis won the last game 1-0 though. Real Betis are the underdogs here.
Espanyol are undefeated in their last five games, 4 wins and 1 draw. Their home record is 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in their last ten matches. They are currently ranked 13th in the standings after 23 played games; 7 wins, 7 draws and 9 losses. Their best striker is the midfielder Joan Verdu with 7 goals in his 22 appearances. Juan Forlin is suspended due to a red card. They have no injuries to report.
Real Betis comes in to this game without a single win in their last 5 games, 3 draws and 2 losses. Their away record is 4 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses in their last ten matches. They are currently ranked 8th in the standings after 23 played games; 11 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses. Their best striker Ruben Castro is out due to an injury (thigh muscle strain); he has scored 12 goals in his 21 appearances. I’m going with the home team Espanyol here. They are in a really good zone at the moment, they perform decent at home soil, and they have a full and healthy squad. The guests are unstable, have a lot of injuries and their best player is gone; they have performed badly lately and seem to be morale broken. I’m backing the favourites Espanyol in this match-up. Good confidence equals win.