* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change
The opening game in the next La Liga round is the Elche vs Real Betis duel, scheduled for Friday, February 24th. With that in mind, we have prepared a preview of this match for you, along with some free betting tips.
Our Favourite Elche vs Real Betis Predictions & Picks
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Real Betis to Win
While Elche remains at the very bottom of the standings in La Liga and only miracle can save them this season, Real Betis is currently fifth in the standings and just four points behind Atletico Madrid in fourth place.
So, the guests are clearly the better team, they are obviously in better form, and they've beaten Elche in three of their last five meetings. So, our first Elche vs Real Betis prediction is for Real Betis to win the game.
Over 2.5 Total Goals
Three of the last five head-to-head duels between Elche and Real Betis have gone over 2.5 total goals, which is one of the reasons why our second Elche vs Real Betis prediction is for the game to end with three or more goals being scored.
In addition to this, Elche averaged 2.73 goals per game in La Liga this season, while Real Betis averaged 2.36 goals per game in the league until now.
Top Betting Odds and Useful Stats for Elche vs Real Betis
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We can now take a look in more detail at some of the top odds and betting markets for this game:
Elche odds: 3/1 (4.00) – 25.00%
Draw odds: 5/2 (3.50) – 28.60%
Real Betis odds: 30/29 (2.03) – 49.20%
We see here that Real Betis is the favourite to win this match, but not by a huge margin. When it comes to other betting markets, the top candidate to become the First Goalscorer in this game is Borja Iglesias at 5/1 (6.00) odds, which comes to a 16.70% probability. Also, the most probable Correct Score in this duel is a 1-1 draw at 31/5 (7.20) – 13.90%.
Elche vs Real Betis Preview: Recent Form, News, and Probable Lineups
Read all of the squad updates and team news for this match, as well as our predicted Elche vs Real Betis lineups.
After twenty two rounds in this La Liga season, Elche still has just one win and that's obviously not enough to get them up from the bottom of the standings. With nine points overall, Elche is thirteen points behind the first team outside of the relegation zone, so it's pretty clear that they will be relegated this season, barring any miraculous winning streaks that seem highly unlikely at this time.
Meanwhile, Pere Milla, John Donald, Alex Collado, and Jony Alamo are out with injuries, while Jose Angel Carmona is suspended.
With three wins and three losses in the last six matches in La Liga, Real Betis has been a bit inconsistent lately. Still, the team from Seville has done very well so far in La Liga and they are currently fifth in the standings, just four points behind Atletico Madrid in fourth place that leads to Champions League next season.
When it comes to team news, Paul Akouokou, Juan Cruz and Rodri are injured at the moment, while Borja Iglesias is questionable. Also, Guido Rodriguez is suspended at the moment.
Teams often release their starting lineups an hour ahead of the kickoff.
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Player to Watch: Borja Iglesias
There are a few players who we can see stand out in this match, but since we expect Real Betis to win, our choice as a player to watch is, once again, Borja Iglesias.
It's tough to choose anyone else from Real Betis since Iglesias has been fantastic this season. The Spanish striker has nine goals and three assists in twenty appearances for his team in La Liga, so Elche should be aware of the threat that he poses.