Betis vs Elche: prediction for the La Liga fixture
Betis put up a satisfying performance in the previous season. Seville side easily went past all the stages of Copa del Rey, beating Real Sociedad, Sevilla and Rayo Vallecano along the way. In the final of that competition the White-Greens managed to beat Valencia on penalties and claimed the trophy.
In 38 rounds of La Liga Manuel Pellegrini's men have recorded 19 victories and eight draws, delivering 65 points and a 5th spot in the standings. Team put up a great offensive performance, scoring 62 goals. In the latest friendly match hosts managed to beat Fiorentina (3:1).
Camarasa, Canales and Montoya will miss the upcoming match.
Elche also performed well in the Spanish Cup last season, team managed to reach the round of 16. At this stage, team got eliminated by Real Madrid. In 38 rounds of La Liga the Green-striped ones have recorded 11 victories and nine draws, delivering 39 points and a 15th spot in the standings.
Team put up a weak offensive performance, scoring only 40 goals and conceding much more. Visitors signed forwards Ponce for 4 million euros and Roger Marti for 3 million euros during the summer.
This bet played in 3 of 5 latest matches of Elche
This bet played in 2 of 4 latest head-to-head matches
Hosts have won 2 of 4 latest head-to-head matches
We are not expecting too many goals to be scored in this match - both teams will try to put up a cautious defensive performance in order to pick up points in the first match of a new season. We think that hosts have a slight advantage, but players are in poor physical form so far.
Our prediction - total under 2,5 goals
We are expecting a closely contested game, which might end in a draw. Visitors finished the previous season well and signed some new players. Moreover, none of 10 latest Elche's matches ended in a draw, this streak has to end somewhere.
Our second bet is on a draw