Real Betis will be looking for their first win in four games when they host Espanyol in La Liga at Estádio da Luz, in Seville, Spain, on Monday night (IST).
What competition it is? La Liga
Teams: Real Betis and Espanyol
Kick Off: Tuesday 30 April
Match Timing: 12:30 AM (IST)
Where the game is played? Benito Villamarín (60,720)
TV Info: Ten Sports Network has the rights to stream select La Liga matches in India. In addition, the matches can also be enjoyed on the official Facebook App and website.
ESL vs RB Dream11 Match Preview:
With both the teams comfortably floating in the midtable, there's not much at stake here for either team in this match.
But the hosts are in a dire need of a win with their manager Quique Setién coming under serious pressure from all quarters.
That because Betis are in a slump not because they are coming into this match on the back of three straight defeats, but their form is patchy since the turn of the year.
It's the reason for their current 11th position on the table. For the Los Verdiblancos won just five times in 2019, which is 17 league games.
So the rumors indicating that manager Quique Setién is on the brink of getting a sack are threatening to become a reality. It could if Betis don't collect all the three points in their next game.
Espanyol, on the other hand, are in decent form, having not lost in the last five heading into this match. This is not a spectacular season by any means but a solid one which Rubi can look back at as a reasonably successful first season in Barcelona.
Only the goal difference separate both the teams with both Espanyol and Betis sitting on 43 points from 34 games.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Real Betis – D L W L L L
Espanyol – L D W W D D
ESL vs RB Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Real Betis vs Espanyol Team News:
Injured – No injury concern for Betis ahead of this match.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Midfielder William Carvalho picked up a knock in the last game and will be monitored before the match.
Note: Manager Quique Setien is expected to shuffle things on the back off some poor results in La Liga.
That said, Giovani Lo Celso will be the first name on the matchday squad due to the form he is in even when Betis are struggling to show anything for their efforts.
The changes could be made at the back with both Junior Firpo and Aissa Mandi in contention to start in a four-man backline.
Key Players –Giovani Lo Celso, Jese
Injured – Espanyol will miss Pablo Piatti, David Lopez, and Roberto Rosales through injuries.
Suspended – Midfielder Esteban Granero is suspended after he picked up his fifth booking during the 1-1 draw against Celta Vigo.
Questionable – Naldo and Hernan Perez are both doubts for the clash against Real Betis.
Note: Naldo is a doubt for the match which could see Oscar Duarte get shoehorned at the back if required.
Key Players – Borja Iglesias, Oscar Melendo
ESL vs RB Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Real Betis– Pau Lopez (GK), Junior Firpo, Marc Bartra, Sidnei, Aissa Mandi, Sergio Canales, Andres Guadrado, Giovani Lo Celso, Cristian Tello, Jese
Espanyol– Diego Lopez (GK), Javi Lopez, Mario Hermoso, Naldo, Adria Pedrosa, Sergi Darder, Marc Roca, Victor Sanchez, Oscar Melenso, Wu Lei, Borja Iglesias
ESL vs RB Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Real Betis lost their last three games, while Espanyol are winless in 11 of their last 12 away games.
While there's not much to separate both the teams on the table.
However, Betis are at home and we give them the element of the doubt here. The hosts not to lose this game.
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