ALAVES VS REAL BETIS
KICK OFF: SATURDAY 25TH AUGUST 2018 | 18:15 CET
LA LIGA wk2 | ESTADIO de MENDIZORROZA
Riding on a Wave of Optimism, Betis have the momentum to Hurt Alaves
Betis enjoyed a phenomenal campaign last season, securing automatic Europa League qualification. The previous meeting between the two saw Betis triumph 3 – 1 in Alaves. The away side are on form and can disappoint the hosts again.
With European action coming around in September, Betis will want to collect maximum points before things become complicated. Quique Setien did some eye-catching business in the transfer market by signing Portuguese defensive midfielder William Carvalho. Betis were tested with international competition during pre-season, including Olympique Marseille, Bournemouth, and Sporting Braga, but they came out unharmed in all eight games. They should make a great start in the league.
Alaves will come into this fixture after their away game to Barcelona. A bad result would damage morale and not make for the best time to face a vibrant Betis. Striker John Guidetti is back but needs to up his game this season.
Real Betis can notch up a win in this one. There’s a positive mood in the team, and that should be enough to claim victory.
Key Match Facts
- Real Betis has scored in each of their last ten games.
- The last three meetings between the teams resulted in two or more goals.