After the first leg matches in the past week, the four semi-finalists in the Spanish royal cup are being determined these days. The focus will be on defending champions FC Barcelona, who defeated Sevilla FC 2-0 in the first leg. Two hours before kick-off this match, another duel between a team from Andalusia and Catalonia. In Sevilla, Betis Sevilla and Espanyol Barcelona face each other!
Today’s Soccer Prediction Betis Sevilla vs Espanyol Barcelona
The first leg was the only game in which there was no winner. Thanks to a late goal, Europa League starter Betis Sevilla reached a 1-1 draw. Due to the away goal, the Setien-Elf is now considered a favorite for the semi-finals. Before the return match between Betis Sevilla and Espanyol Barcelona, odds in the range of 1.40-1.45 are offered for the “To Qualify tip” on Betis Sevilla. The start of the match at the Benito Villamarin Stadium in Betis is on Wednesday evening at 19:30.
Betis Sevilla – Statistics & Current Form
Motivation of the team of head coach Quique Setien on Wednesday evening should not be lacking. Just two days before the return match against Espanyol Barcelona, the Spanish Football Association released the final for the final on 25 May. The Copa del Rey Final 2018/19 will take place at the Benito Villamarin Stadium in Betis Sevilla. Accordingly, the Andalusians are allowed to dream of a “final Dahoam”.
Anyone who is in the quarter-finals of a competition, may already flirt with the very big coup anyway. However, this announcement has certainly again the priority for Betis Sevilla screwed up. The Europa League starter will not take lightly on the second leg and despite the heavy load in recent weeks, a large-scale rotation is not expected. In addition, Betis Sevilla must make amends following the 1-0 defeat at Athletic Bilbao in the Basque Country. The results in the calendar year 2019 leave much to be desired. In the recent five league games, the Andalusians celebrated only one victory against Girona (3: 2). The defeat on early Sunday evening in the Basque Country against Bilbao was already the third defeat in the fourth league match in 2019. With currently 29 points from 21 league games, the Setien-Eleven now ranked eighth in the table. This would mean that the renewed Europa League qualification would be missed.
Despite recent weaker results, Betis Sevilla are relatively clear favorites against Espanyol Barcelona, according to current odds. For a tip on the home win of Betis Sevilla betting odds are just under 2.00. This clear favorite role is understandable in view of a quite passable home record. Of the last six home games, three were won, two games ended in a draw and only against Real Madrid put it a close 1: 2 defeat in front of home crowd. Complicated is the home game by the failures of the aspiring Junior Firpo and Altstar and club legend Joaquin. The duo will not be available due to injury.
Expected formation of Betis Sevilla:
Robles – Feddal, Bartra, Mandi – Tello, Carvalho, Guardado, Barragan – Canales – Lainez, Moron
Last matches of Betis Sevilla:
- 27.01.2019 – Athletic Bilbao Vs. Betis Sevilla 1-0 (La Liga)
- 24.01.2019 – Espanyol vs. Barcelona. Betis Sevilla 1: 1 (Copa del Rey)
- 20.01.2019 – Betis Sevilla vs. Girona 3: 2 (La Liga)
- 17.01.2019 – Real Sociedad Vs. Betis Sevilla 2: 2 (Copa del Rey)
- 13.01.2019 – Betis Sevilla vs. Real Madrid 1: 2 (La Liga)
Espanyol Barcelona – Statistics & Current Form
The high-altitude flight under new coach Rubi is already history. Espanyol Barcelona was still on the sensational second place after eleven matchdays. But since then, one disappointment has come to the next. In the last ten league games Espanyol had to take no less than nine defeats, only the home game against Leganes was won 1-0. Espanyol has been ranked by this negative run and is now ranked 15th in the table. The advantage over the first relegation place is only three points. Nevertheless, the train to Europe has not left yet, because in the dense midfield is square seven also just five meters away. Nevertheless, the current shape is worrying and the gaze should be directed backward rather than forward. Especially in foreign place the Catalans were a welcome guest this season. Only the away game against bottoming Huesca was won on 21 October. In the ten remaining games Espanyol reached only three draws and had to take seven defeats. The last five away games were all lost.
A major shortcoming in recent weeks is the weakening defense. After only eight goals in the first eleven league games, Espanyol scored three goals or more in seven league games in as many as seven games. Goalkeeper Pau Lopez had to beat four times against Real Madrid last weekend. The stability in the defensive alliance has disappeared completely. One of the reasons for these statistics is certainly the staff worries. Young international Hermoso was injured five games, celebrated against Real his start-up comeback. With David Lopez, Naldo and Oscar Duarte still fall from three central defenders due to injury.
With these key figures in the match between Betis Sevilla and Espanyol Barcelona a positive prediction in favor of the guests is difficult to argue. The descent of the Catalans has not come to an end yet and a team dreaming of the home final is hard to imagine a surprise in the current state.
Expected deployment of Espanyol Barcelona:
Roberto – Vila, Hermoso, Lopez, Rosales – Darder, Roca, Melendo – Piatti, Iglesias, Baptistao
Last matches of Espanyol Barcelona:
- 27.01.2019 – Espanyol vs. Barcelona. Real Madrid 2: 4 (La Liga)
- 24.01.2019 – Espanyol vs. Barcelona. Betis Sevilla 1: 1 (Copa del Rey)
- 21.01.2019 – SD Eibar Vs. Espanyol Barcelona 3: 0 (La Liga)
- 17.01.2019 – Espanyol vs. Barcelona. Villarreal 3: 1 (Copa del Rey)
- 14.01.2019 – Real Sociedad Vs. Espanyol Barcelona 3: 2 (La Liga)
Betis Sevilla vs Espanyol Barcelona Comparison & Statistics Highlights
A draw has been a rarity in this duel in recent years. Before the first leg in the past week ended eight games in a row not with a division of points. The balance was completely balanced with four wins each. Sevilla’s Andalusians celebrated a 3-1 away win in Catalonia on Matchday 16, despite a 0-1 deficit. Betis Sevilla had a backlog in the first leg. Antonio Sanabria, now a Piatek successor to Genoa, scored the crucial draw in the closing stages and put Betis Sevilla in a good starting position in this knockout duel.
Betis Sevilla vs Espanyol Barcelona Soccer Betting Prediction
In this quarter-final, two teams fight for the semi-finals, the last in the league suffered some setbacks and accordingly lost confidence. Nevertheless, in the match between Betis Sevilla and Espanyol Barcelona no balanced odds are offered. The clear favorite role of Andalusians is quite understandable, since the guests from Barcelona act extremely weak, especially in foreign countries.
Key Facts – Betis Sevilla Vs Espanyol Barcelona tips
In the league, Betis Sevilla has won just one of their last five games!
Due to the late away goal, Betis Sevilla has the role of favorites in the fight for the semi-finals!
1-3-7! The away footage in the league of Espanyol is disappointing!
Nine defeats in the last ten games and only one away win in eleven league games speak volumes and bets on Espanyol Barcelona are therefore not recommended. Especially since the defensive is extremely weak and has recently conceded three or more goals in seven of nine league games. Betis Sevilla may dream of the home final and will throw everything in the pan to win this knockout duel. The home record is quite appealing in the last weeks. For the game Betis Sevilla vs Espanyol Barcelona, the tip on the home win at odds of 1.95 is an interesting option.
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