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Estadio Benito Villamarin

07/04/2018 | 5:30 pm

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Estadio Benito Villamarin

07/04/2018 | 5:30 pm

In a sentence: Europa League chasing host Eibar this weekend, who have seen their own European dream dwindle in recent weeks, as cynical – or realistic – La Liga predictions said would happen.

Last time: Eibar hammered Betis 5-0 at home earlier this season, with Gonzalo Escalente, Sergi Enrich, Charles Dias de Oliveria and a Jordi Amat own goal sealing the win.

This time: Betis have their tails up at the moment, and they are 6/5 to win, with Eibar at 11/5 to collect a victory, and a draw is 12/5.

You might remember: There will be a few former Premier League players on display in this clash, with former Wigan Athletic man Ivan Ramis for Eibar, and Joel Campbell, Antonio Barragan and Amat for Betis – read on to see how they are faring in our La Liga preview.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

Only Real Madrid and Barcelona have beaten Betis at home recently

Betis are hitting form just when they need to as they look to finish in the European qualification spots, and they are currently sixth in La Liga, above Sevilla in seventh.

Football predictions are far from an exact science, but the pendulum does seem to be swinging in Betis’ favour in recent weeks, and they look a good option as weekend football prediction to win this one – at 6/5.

Things are clicking into gear for Quique Setian’s side, with four wins in a row ahead of this game, scoring seven goals in the process.

They are focusing more on the defensive side of their game in 2018, with less high scoring encounters than there was in the first half of the season.

Alongside this, Eibar have won just twice in La Liga since the turn of the year, and they do not score many on the road.

With that in mind, and under 2.5 goals bet, at 1/2 , is another of the promising football betting tips for the weekend.

Match Summary

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Look out for:

Betis will be one of the most watched sides in La Liga as the season nears its conclusion, and they should certainly be in your mind when looking at football bet tips and predictions. Leon has been their key man in attack, scoring 10 goals in La Liga already in 2017-18, and he is 6/4 to score first at the weekend.

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We fancy:

Early in the season, football score predictions were very difficult to call for Betis, with high scoring roller coaster the norm for the Andalusian club. Results have settled more in recent weeks, with two of their last four wins ending at 2-0.

If you are looking for a pattern in your football predictions, that score is priced at 9/1 for Saturday.

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It’s a long shot, but:

Despite not hitting the heights of his breakthrough La Liga campaign of 2016-17, where he netted 12 goals, Enrich has still worked hard for the cause. He has four goals in 2017-18, but he clearly enjoys playing against Betis, netting three goals in his last five appearances against them, worth noting for weekend football predictions. He is 9/4 to make it four in six and score anytime on Saturday.

Written by Feargal Brennan

Feargal Brennan is a long-suffering Everton fan who turned to European football for respite from the Toffees’ struggles. A frequent radio contributor, Feargal writes on football and betting and is an expert in how to cope when you support a forever frustrating football team.