There are a lot of similarities between these teams. First of all both sides sit on positions that will take them to Segunda next season. The only difference is Betis will relegate for sure while Almeria still have chances to salvage this season.
Another resemblance is that both clubs use the same system 4-2-3-1 with the offensive phase being the strongest part. Defensively they sit in top 3 worst defenses in Primera, with Betis having conceded 2 goals per game and Almeria 1.97 goals per game.
Of course motivation will be mainly on hosts’ side but that doesn’t mean Betis will treat the game superficially. Although they haven’t scored Betis created many dangerous opportunities last round against Sociedad (lost 1-0). They were also very efficient as only a few of their shots went wide and most hit the target. But Sociedad’s keeper and defenders did wonders and prevented Betis from scoring.
Almeria will definitely try to be more aggressive and impose the rythm in the attempt to overtake Getafe in the table. They already concede quite a lot of goals and so we could see more open spaces than usual. Even if they are already relegated Betis possess the necessary skills and speed to punish on counters and score at least once.
Almeria will welcome back midfielder Tebar who was suspended last round.
Regardless the high stakes (for Almeria) this should be an entertaining encounter with many goalscoring opportunities and at least 3 goals scored. Over 2.5 goals at 7/10 from Ladbrokes deserves a medium size bet.
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