Undefeated for six games, Betis host Eibar on Saturday, December 22, against the last round of the year of the Spanish Championship. At the Manuel Ruiz de Lopera stadium in Seville, the duel, scheduled to start at 10am (Brasilia time), was part of the schedule for the seventeenth round of the 2018/2019 season.
After five games without having their defense leaked, the Betis conceded a goal in the sixteenth round. Espanyol, in Barcelona, was able to pierce the wall of Seville. But it was insufficient. Even in their dominions the team of Catalonia lost by 3 to 1.With the away success, Alviverde extended his unbeaten run to six (five wins and a draw) and climbed to fifth place on the Spanish league table by reaching 25 points (seven wins, four draws and five defeats). It is in the classification zone for the 2019/2020 edition of the Europa League.In this way, he can repeat the feat of last season, when he guaranteed his return to the continental tournament. And it goes very well in this battle. Completed the first phase as first placed in a group that had Olympiacos (Greece) – also classified – and Milan (Italy) – eliminated. They will face Rennes in France in the last 16 in February.The good campaign of the first half of the season was completed with the classification for the round of the Copa del Rey. Betis, in this tournament, debuted in the fourth phase and dispatched Racing Santander. Now, in January, he will fight for survival with Real Sociedad.A supporter of Pep Guardiola’s methods and defender of the strategy of having possession of the ball as long as possible, coach Quique Setien has almost all of his squad available for Saturday’s showdown. The only downfall is for Mexican midfielder Andres Guardado (11 games in the 2018/2019 Spanish Championship, no goal), who suffered a muscle injury and should only return to the pitch next year.
Eibar has not won for four rounds. It was three draws and one defeat. It is not a sequence of the worst. However, the three equalities happened in their domains and one of them caused the elimination in the Glass of the King, what giving greater negative weight to the fast of successes.In the Spanish Championship, with 20 points (five wins, five draws and six losses), the team started the seventeenth round dispute in the thirteenth position. As a visitor, however, it has much lower numbers. It is the third worst in this issue in LaLiga. Of the 21 points that played away from their dominions in the 2018/2019 season, they only had five (one win, two draws and four losses) having scored four goals and suffered 11.For the duel of this Saturday, the technician Jose Mendillibar has two confirmed casualties due to injury problems. They are out of action goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic (nine appearances in the Spanish 2018/2019 Championship) and defender Pedro Leon (still without performances in the current season).
Football Prediction of the Day Betis vs Eibar
In the last season of the Spanish league, Eibar, at home, thrashed Betis 5-0. In the second, in Seville, the alviverde could not return the marker, but won 2-0.
After having had an initial period of turbulence with the implantation of the new game system, the Betis seems to have adapted to the way of acting and has been achieving satisfactory results that signal the possibility of the alvverde to take a step forward in relation to what was obtained last season. In the face of the well-groomed Eibar, but difficult to get points out of their dominions, the Sevilla team’s prognosis is the best option for Saturday’s showdown for the Spanish Championship.
Bet Tips: Betis