Real Betis vs Espanyol Prediction: La Liga Match

Real Betis will desperately be looking to get back on track in La Liga this weekend, as they bid to end a two-game losing run in the Spanish top flight. Espanyol will be the visitors, as they look to end a five-game losing run.


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This will be an interesting showdown between two sides that have been desperately out of form in La Liga over recent weeks. Real Betis will be favoured in the betting, as they look to end a two-game losing streak. They still hold a five-point advantage in the race for a European spot, but they are now six points off the pace for a Champions League spot after a troubling run of form in the league.

Betis has claimed just a single victory over their last five matches, with their previous outing ending in defeat against Cadiz. The Spanish side hasn’t lost three games in a row in La Liga since November 2020. This would be a perfect opportunity to get their momentum back on track and reignite their fight for a European finish this term. 

Espanyol still sits in the bottom three places in the La Liga standings after they have suffered defeats in each of their last five. However, despite that difficult run, they could move out of the bottom three places this weekend with a victory on the road. 

But, their defensive record over their previous five would be the most concerning. They have conceded at least twice in each of their last five defeats, and they haven’t lost six on the bounce since going eight without a victory in July 2020. During that season, Espanyol was also relegated to the second tier in Spain. 

Real Betis vs Espanyol Head to Head 

Betis has an excellent record against Espanyol, as they have lost just once in their previous eight matches. However, that defeat did come in the form of a 1-0 loss in the reverse fixture this term. Betis hasn’t lost both games in a single season against Espanyol since 2016-17.

Real Betis vs Espanyol Prediction 

This is testing fixture to call in Spain, as neither Betis nor Espanyol has played their best football over the last month or so. Betis has the upperhand in the previous meetings, and they could be the more likely victors in this fixture on Saturday.

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