Real Betis host Eibar in La Liga, while hoping to return back to winning ways before the international break, at Benito Villamarín Stadium.
Even at this early in the season, Betis fans have witnessed all the aspects of the results. Losing by an odd goal or two is acceptable when the team shows a fight on the football pitch. But the Los Verdiblancos have been absolutely outplayed in three of the seven league games they have played heading into this match.
Pressure may not be the immediate danger for Betis head coach Rubi, but if the results don’t improve, even the talks about the sack won’t take long to become a hot topic within the club premises.
But this game won't be easy for Rubi and his men despite the home advantage, for Eibar come into this match in a relatively good form. The visitors have won the last two, extending their unbeaten run to three games.
The La Liga match will be played between Real Betis and Eibar at Benito Villamarín Stadium, in Seville, Spain. The ground has a capacity of 60,721.
The game will start at 12:30 AM (IST), on Saturday, October 05.
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Recent form (Last six matches)
Real Betis – L W D D W L
Eibar – L D L D W W
Real Betis Team News:
Central midfielder Wilfrid Kaptoum remains out injured and won't play any part in the match.
Betis will also miss the services of Juanmi for this game. The 26-year-old forward has been recovering from a knee injury.
Big guns return to the squad, so expect changes!
Summer signing Nabil Fekir returns to the squad after another injury layoff and is expected to start the game. The former Lyon captain missed the last two games for Betis through a knee injury. The 26-year-old playmaker should replace Joaquin in the playing 11.
Juanmi is not available and that should see Alexandre Moreno Lopera getting another start in this match.
Sergio Canales managed to shake off a knock and has been named in the squad. He should start alongside Fekir, with Borja Iglesias and Loren Moron leading the attack.
Real Betis squad for this match:
Joel Robles, Javi Garcia, Feddal, Bartra, Pedraza, Fekir, Borja Iglesias, Canales, Tello, Dani Martin, William Carvalho, Alex Moreno, Loren Moron, Joauin, Guardado, Barragan, Lainez, Emerson, Mandi
Real Betis Probable XI: Joel Robles (GK), Alex Moreno, Marc Bartra, Aissa Mandi, Emerson, Sergio Canales, Andres Guardado, William Carvalho, Joaquin / Nabil Fekir, Loren Moron, Borja Iglesias
Eibar Team News:
José Ángel Valdés, commonly known as Cote, has been ruled out and the left-back will play no part in this game.
Another wing-back in the form of Rober Correa, who plays as a right-back, is not available either due to injury issues.
But Gonzalo Escalante has been declared fit for the match and is available for selection.
Eibar sqaud for this game:
Dmitrovic, Yoel, R. Bigas, N.E. Ramis, P. Oliveira, Arbilla, A. Tejero, Escalante, Sergio, P. Diop, Edu Exposito, Orellana, De Blasis, P. Leon, Inui, Quique Gonzalez, Sergi Enrich, Kike Garcia, Charles
Eibar Probable XI:
Marko Dmitrovic (GK), Pablo De Blasis, Paulo Oliveira, Anaitz Arbilla, Alvaro Tejero, Edu Exposito, Pape Diop, Takashi Inui, Fabian Orellana, Pedro Leon, Quique Gonzalez
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RB vs EIB Dream11 potential winner:
Considering the form of both the teams, Eibar have every right to be optimistic for their chances ahead of this game. But Real Betis are a different force altogether in front of their fans and will be hard to beat for the visitors.
We back the hosts to get something out of this game.