Real Betis and Elche meet at Estadio Benito Villamarín, in a match for the 8th round of LaLiga. There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, who have not played a game in the last 3 years. The last time they met was on 07-22-2014, in a match that ended with the final score: Elche (2‑1) Real Betis. Attention to the home factor, since Real Betis usually achieve different results at home and abroad.
Real Betis :
The home team is currently in 10th position, with 9 points won, after 3 wins and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost at home against Real Sociedad by (0‑3). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Atlético Madrid by (2‑0). This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses as a visitor; against 8 victories, 2 draws and 5 defeats in his stadium. In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Real Betis won 6 and lost 4.
Real Betis enters this match with a defeat, 2-0, on the trip to Atlético de Madrid, thus adding the second defeat in a row in this league. It should be noted that the home team is going through a moment of great doubt in the competition, since they lost 4 of the last five games played. In this match against Elche, coach Manuel Pellegrini must keep the team 4-3-3, favoring the maintenance of possession of the ball and the attacks organized by the corridors. On an individual level, we highlight Sergio Canales, a player who scored 1 goal and made 2 assists. For this game, the local coach cannot count on Martín Montoya, who has been suspended, or Dani Martín and Víctor Camarasa, who are injured. Doubtful are Sidnei, Juanmi, Andrés Guardado and Emerson Aparecido.
The visiting team is currently in 8th position, with 10 points won, after 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they won away against Deportivo Alavés by (0‑2). In the last match, they won at home against Valencia by (2‑1). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with 19 goals scored and 15 suffered; against 7 victories, 5 draws and 3 defeats in his stadium, with 15 goals scored and 9 suffered. In its last 10 away games, Elche has recorded 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 20 away matches for all competitions: they have scored 10 of their 28 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).
Elche arrived motivated for this match after beating Valencia, 2-1, registering the second consecutive victory in this Spanish championship: the team’s goals were signed by Fidel and Josan. In this match against Real Betis, coach Jorge Almirón should enter the field with a more cautious strategy, exploring only the counter attack: Emiliano Rigoni is a very competent player in the offensive transition. It should be noted that the visitors have shown great quality in the counterattacks. For this game, the local team cannot count on Guido Carrillo due to physical problems.