Real Betis and Real Sociedad face at Estadio Benito Villamarín, in a match for the 20th round of the First Division. The Royal Society won at home by (3‑1) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 20-10-2019. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 5 games. However, the last time these two teams played a game at this stadium was on 10-01-2019, in a match for the Copa del Rey that ended in a draw for (0-0). In this match, the home factor may be decisive, since Real Sociedad presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.
Real Betis :
After 6 wins, 6 draws and 7 losses, the home team is currently in 13th position, with 24 points won. In their last game, they tied with Deportivo Alavés away by (1‑1), after in the previous match they lost by (1‑2) at home, in a match against Atlético Madrid. This is a team that presents similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 matches it records 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. The team arrives at this match after a win out with Portugalete by (0‑3). For the championship, Real Betis conquered 17 points in 30 possible, after 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in the last 10 games he played in his stadium. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for goals, since 8 of their last 10 matches have ended with Over 2.5 goals. In 19 games in the competition, he suffered the first goal 11 times and only got 3 comebacks.
The Real Betis team comes to this match with a 0-3 victory against Portugalete, in a match for the Spanish King’s Cup. In the last match for the Spanish league, the local club drew 1-1 against Alavés. In this game against Real Sociedad, coach Rubi is expected to play 4-3-3, favoring the low block and counterattacks, mainly through the flanks. At the individual level we highlight Loren Morón, a player who has scored 8 goals so far. For this game, the coach cannot count on Feddal and Nabil Fekir, both suspended, in addition to William Carvalho, Edgar González and Pedraza, all with physical problems.
After 9 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses, the away team is currently in 5th position, with 31 points won. In their last game, they lost with Villarreal at home by (1-2), after in the previous match they had won out, in a match against Osasuna, by (3-4). This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, since in the last 30 games it records 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. In the last match he played, for the Copa del Rey, he won Ceuta out by (0-4). In its last 10 away matches for the championship, the Real Sociedad recorded 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, so it won 17 points in 30 possible. In their home league games the most frequent final result at the break was 0-0 (4 in 10 games). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 games, so he has not presented great defensive strength, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 19 games in this competition, he only got 1 comeback in the 4 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 10 away matches for this competition: they scored 6 of their 15 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).
Real Sociedad comes to this match after a 0-4 victory against Ceuta, moving towards the next phase of the Spanish King’s Cup. In the last match for the championship, the visitors lost against Villarreal by 1-2. In this away game, coach Imanol Alguacil must use a more offensive strategy, with successive attacks by the wings, exploiting in the best way the lack of weapons of the rival. Willian José stands out in this team, with 8 goals scored. For this match, the coach cannot count on Zubeldia, suspended, in addition to Illarramendi, Monreal and Zurutuza, players recovering from injury.