Real Betis vs Las Palmas Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions
In a sentence: Real Betis in fifth host a Las Palmas side that is languishing down in the drop zone in 19th position.
Last time: The last game at the Estadio Benito Villamarin in November 2016 ended as a 2-0 home win for Betis thanks to two first-half goals scored by Bruno Gonzalez and Aissa Mandi.
This time: Betis are 1/3 to win this game, while it’s 8/1 for Las Palmas to cause an upset and the draw is 9/2.
You might remember: A 1-0 home win for Betis in April 2016 when Ricky van Wolfswinkel netted a late winner to continue his side’s unbeaten at home run against Las Palmas. Something to definitely consider in this La Liga Preview is that Betis have not been beaten at home by Las Palmas.
Real Betis' Last Six:
Won: 5 Drawn: 0 Lost: 1
Javi Garcia is suspended for this one while goalkeeper Antonio Adan and centre-back Zouhair Feddal are both out for the rest of the season, joining Francis Guerrero on the treatment table.
UD Las Palmas' Last Six:
Won: 0 Drawn: 1 Lost: 5
Centre-back Pedro Bigas is out for the season, while forward Emmanuel Emenike joins him and midfielder Gabriel Penalba is also an injury doubt.
Real Betis’s last game was a 1-0 away win over Girona which made it five wins in a row for the Andalusian side. They sit 13 points off the last Champions League qualification spot in fifth, but are in the driving seat for a Europa League place, and it’s worth bearing in mind this form when making any La Liga predictions regarding this match.
Las Palmas, on the other hand, have lost their last three games in a row and are winless in their last 10. Relegation is a real and present danger for them as they sit 10 points behind Levante in 17th with just six games left to play this season.
Real Betis are 1/3 to win this game and have won their last two home games in a row, winning eight times in total at home in La Liga this season. A 3-0 win for Betis can be found at 17/2 and is a decent shout for any football score predictions.
Las Palmas are 8/1 to upset the apple cart and win this match, but their away form is poor winning just once in 15 games on their travels in La Liga this term. A 1-0 win for Las Palmas is 25/1 and would be considered a massive shock to anyone making football predictions for today.
The draw is 9/2 and of the last eight meetings between the sides, just one game has ended all even. That was a 0-0 in 2014, and it is 20/1 for another goalless draw in this match.
Real Betis’ top goalscorer Sergio Leon, who has 11 goals to his name in the league this season, is 11/4 to open the scoring and worth a look for any football score predictions.
Jonathan Calleri of Las Palmas, who has hit the net seven times this season himself, is 8/1 to score the game’s opening goal. He could be worth an outside bet for any football predictions made about the first goalscorer.
Predicted Score: Real Betis 2 - 0 UD Las Palmas
Look out for:
Real Betis to continue their good form and for Las Palmas to struggle for anything here. Betis have kept four clean sheets in their last four games and are 6/4 to win this game to nil, which is the best of the free football betting tips for this game. Betis to win 2-0 is 7/1.
A score/win double of Antonio Sanabria/Betis, which is 5/4. The Paraguayan hitman has seven La Liga goals to his name this season and is 3/1 to score the game’s first goal and can be found at around 4/1 to score two or more goals.
It’s a long shot, but:
Real Betis’ Marc Batra can be found with odds of around 25/1 to score the game’s first goal. The centre-back has yet to find the net since his move from Borussia Dortmund in January and is due a goal.
Written by Ciro Di Brita
Ciro Di Brita is a football fan and fanatic of all things Naples – not least Napoli. A published author and novelist based in Ireland, Ciro will happily turn his hand to writing on any topic but will always try to work in a reference to Napoli wherever possible.