The two teams strike us as not too far apart in terms of strength, both being mid-table in La Liga. However, when we look at their head-to-head record, Granada are the superior side.
In the last six meetings, Granada have won three, lost two and drawn one, giving them a clear advantage. But it is Real Betis who are backed in this match today, not Granada, who are at home. Why is this?
Apart from the fact that the two teams are close in strength, they also have one thing in common: they have a very large number of veterans in their squad.
The average age of Real Betis is the highest in La Liga, with Granada following closely behind. What does this mean?Physical fitness and injury concerns will be a big issue in this game.
Betis’ defensive problems have always been poor, last season as a top six team Betis conceded one of the most goals and had a consistently negative goal difference. It was only after beating Celta in the last round that the goal difference was equalised, but the scoreline in that game was 3-2.
Real Betis have also strengthened their back line this summer, but in a very interesting way.
They changed their goalkeeper for the new season, bringing in Portugal’s second international goalkeeper Rui Silva, who previously played for tonight’s opponents, Granada. Funny thing is, Granada were the only team to concede the most goals last season, the only team to break 60. This is a really confusing operation.
New season performance
Granada looked to have improved in the new season with draws against Submarine and Valencia, but were thrashed 4-0 by Rayo Vallecano in their last game and were as bad as ever on the defensive end.
Real Betis, on the other hand, although they didn’t win their first game, have been very consistent, and their last game was a one-goal defeat against Real Madrid, so you can see that Real Betis have improved.This year, Real Betis have brought in the former Arsenal wing-back Bellerin, who can attack and defend, and is very fast, which is a good signing for Real Betis.
Real Betis have improved their strength, are in stable form and are clearly the stronger side, even if they don’t have the advantage in the head-to-head.
So I think it’s very reasonable to overrate them today. I’m backing Real Betis to take the three points away from home tonight. Are you willing to be a Real Betis fan tonight?
Prediction one：Real Betis or X @1.395
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