Real Betis vs Leganes: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Thursday, August 29, 2019 5:01 PM UTC

Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 5:01 PM UTC

Betis should clinch their first win of the season...
<div><div><div><div id=":ol"><div id=":nw"><div dir="ltr"><h2>Real Betis vs Leganes</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Saturday, August 31, at Benito Villamarin</strong></a></p><p>Real Betis have lost both games so far this season and that might put punters off betting on them to beat Leganes on Saturday. However, they have been very unfortunate thus far. They had goalkeeper Joel Robles sent off in the eighth minute of their season opener and lost 2-1 to Valladolid, who scored twice late on once Betis’ legs had tired. Then they came up against Barcelona at the Nou Camp and lost 5-2 as they found Antoine Griezmann in inspired form. Yet Betis are better than those results suggest.</p><p>Leganes have also lost both games so far this season. They slumped to a 1-0 home defeat at the hands of newly promoted Osasuna in their opener and then lost 1-0 to Atletico Madrid. This is their first away game of the season and Benito Villamarin could prove to be a tough place to visit. Leganes have lost away to Real Betis in each of the last three seasons, and beaten them at home. There is every reason to think that trend could continue in 2019/20.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Betis enjoyed a strong summer transfer window as they recruited World Cup winner Nabil Fekir from Lyon and talented striker Borja Iglesias from Espanyol. They lost playmaker Giovani Lo Celso to Tottenham, but Fekir should be able to pull the strings with aplomb this season. Iglesias missed the game against Barcelona through injury, and he is a doubt for this upcoming match. Yet Betis still looked dangerous going forward, as Fekir and Loren Moron were excellent, and the likes of Joaquin and former Barca forward Christian Tello can cause plenty of problems down the flanks. Robles could come back into the team for this game, and Betis might be a bit stronger at the back with him in goal.</p><p><a href=";a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>A lack of goals could be Leganes’ downfall this season. Striker Youssef En-Nesyri only managed five in 28 league games for Malaga before joining Leganes, before hitting nine in 29 games last season. He has drawn a blank in both matches this time around, and Leganes have failed to hit the back of the net so far. Leganes bought Danish striker Martin Braithwaite from Middlesbrough to partner him in attack, but Braithwaite has never been prolific either. Betis have a pretty obliging defence, but Leganes may struggle to take advantage.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Only three teams have shorter odds than Leganes in the relegation market after their sluggish start to the season. Betis should be aiming for a top half finish as the bare minimum this season after signing the likes of Fekir and Iglesias in the summer, and they really should be beating teams like Leganes at home. They have pulled it off in each of the last three seasons, and the odds on them securing a fourth consecutive victory look really appealing.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Bet365">Real Betis to win at 1.95 (19/20) with Bet365</a> </strong></p></div></div></div></div></div></div>
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