It could be a very special season for Real Betis this term, as Manuel Pellegrini’s side sit third in the La Liga standings, and could yet achieve something special in the Copa del Rey. Their focus this weekend will be on the visit of Villarreal.
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It has been an excellent campaign to this point for Real Betis, and they will be hoping that their strong run can continue into the second half of the season. Betis are currently third in the La Liga standings, and are five clear of Barcelona in the race for Champions League places.
A title challenge may be slightly out of their reach, as they trail Real Madrid by ten points coming into the games this weekend. However, they have resumed the season in excellent fashion, as they are unbeaten in three league fixtures. They have picked up victories in each of their previous two matches, with their latest win coming on the road against Espanyol.
It was a big victory for Betis, as they picked up a 4-1 success, despite trailing 1-0 after 15 minutes. Borja Iglesias netted a brace, while there were goals for both Guido Rodriguez and Willian Jose.
Villarreal could be one of the sides going under the radar in the battle for European places this season, as they are currently seventh. However, they are just four points behind Atletico, who currently sit in fourth.
Villarreal have won three of their last five games in the league, which is the joint-most in La Liga during that run of games. They will be looking for back-to-back wins this weekend, having beaten Mallorca easily last weekend. An own goal put them on their way, before Manu Trigueros and Dani Parejo added efforts either side of the break to wrap up a 3-0 win.
Real Betis vs Villarreal Head to Head
Villarreal picked up a victory over Betis in the meeting earlier in the season, as they won 2-0 at home. Betis have beaten Villarreal just once in the previous five meetings, with that success coming on the road in February 2021.
Real Betis vs Villarreal Prediction
Betis have found wins against Villarreal in short supply since 2018, as thy have picked up just three victories. However, with the strong form that they have shown in recent weeks, they would be our pick to get the points in this fixture on Sunday.
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