Real Betis hosts Espanyol at the Benito Villamarin in a game from the 31th round of La Liga. Let’s examine this clash in our soccer betting winning tips for today.
Real Betis approach this game with a new manager. Rubi was sacked after the 0-1 defeat during the visit to Athletic Bilbao. He was replaced by Alexis Trujillo who will manage the team until the end of the season.
It seems that the sacking of Rubi was just a matter of time. Betis started the season with high ambitions, but right now they are 14th in the standings with 34 points. Clearly the team underperformed, so this is not a season the club and the fans would like to remember.
Against Athletic Real Betis didn’t make a good performance again. Inigo Martinez’ goal was enough for the Basques to win. In the second half Rubi picked Alex Moreno, Tello, Alena, Loren Moron and Juanmi from the bench, but it didn’t lead to the change he was hoping for.
Espanyol are doing even worse. The Catalans are at the bottom of the league with just 24 points, so they are getting closer and closer to Segunda Division. Espanyol have won just five of their games this season, so you can see why they are 20th in the standings.
In their previous clash Los Perricos suffered their 16th loss for the season. Abelardo’s team hosted Levante at home, but got dominated for a 1-3 defeat. David Lopez’ goal in the 28th minute was not enough for the Catalans to change what’s happening on the pitch.
Joaquin, Sidnei and Javi Garcia are sidelined for Real Betis, while Raul de Tomas, Leandro Cabrera and Bernardo Espinosa are missing the game for Espanyol.
That’s our soccer betting winning tips for the La Liga clash between Real Betis and Espanyol on Thursday night. How will Betis perform with a new manager at helm? Let’s see.