Betis – Leganes SOCCER PICKS
Real Betis and CD Leganés face at Estadio Benito Villamarín, in a match for the 7th round of the First Division. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 2 wins and 1 loss in the last 3 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 15-01-2018, in a match for the First Division that ended with the victory of Real Betis by (3-2). The goals of the match were scored by Cristian Tello (20 ‘), Joaquín (40’) and Rubén Castro (83 ‘), for Real Betis, and Gerard Gumbau (44’) and Eraso (71 ‘), for CD Leganés. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since the CD Leganés presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 8 th position of the league, with 9 points won, after 2 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Athletic Club, by (2-2). In the last match, they won an away match against Girona by (0-1). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 18 goals scored and 12 conceded; against 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 26 goals scored and 17 conceded. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Real Betis has won 5, tied 4 and lost 1.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 5 games.
Real Betis leaves for this game with a foreign victory, by 0-1, in the visit to the land of Girona: the only goal of the team was marked by Loren Morón. In this game against Leganés, coach Quique Setién must line up the team in 3-4-3, benefiting the maintenance of ball possession and supported attacks. Marc Batra, Joaquín and Sergio Canales are the best Real Betis scorers, with 1 goal scored. For this game the local coach can count on all his players.
After 1 win, 1 draw and 4 losses, the visiting team is currently in the 18 th position, with 4 points won. In their last match, they beat Barcelona at home (2-1), after in the previous match they lost out in a match against Eibar, by (1-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 1 win, 3 draws and 11 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium. In the last 10 away matches CD Leganés has a record of 1 win, 2 draws and 7 losses. The team has not been very strong defensively, as they have suffered goals in the last 6 matches they played in this competition.
The Leganés part for this game with a huge triumph, by 2-1, in the reception to the powerful Barcelona: the goals of the comeback were marked by Óscar Rodríguez and Nabil El Zhar. To point out that visitors are still in the descent zone of the qualifying table. In this away game, coach Mauricio Pellegrino must opt for a more defensive strategy, exploring only the space on the back of the opponent, through the counterattack. Nabil El Zhar is the great highlight of Leganés, with 3 goals scored. Out of this game will be Vesga, Szymanowski and Arnaiz, players recovering from injury.