Granada vs Real Betis Predictions and Betting Tips
The Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes is the stage for this highly-anticipated encounter in the Spanish top-flight as Granada and Real Betis lock horns on Monday. Read on for our expert tips and predictions.
With seven wins each in this fixture both Granada and Real Betis head into this match fancying their opportunities and with both teams winning a game each in last season's doubleheader, this massive six-pointer could pretty much go either way.
Both sides in search of all three points
Picking up a point each from Valencia and Villareal in their first two games of the season is a result the Granada faithful could take positives from. However, they weren't at it just in the match before the international break. Rayo Vallecano with three goals just before the halftime break and one after hammered Granada 4-0 and in the same vein, handed them their first loss of the season. The international break couldn't have come at a better time for Roberto Moreno and his boys who were given two weeks to compose themselves. How would they fare this coming Monday ?
Although Real Betis are also searching for their first win of the season, they have managed to give an account of themselves, most especially in game three when they went down to Los Blancos. We saw a stellar defensive performance from German Pezzella and Victor Ruiz as they limited the Real forwards to few clear cut chances. However, they were eventually outdone by a Carvajal strike just after the halftime break as they remained on their points tally of two in which they obtained from draws against Mallorca and Cadiz. Just like their opponents, they've been given enough time to re-evaluate some tactics. Would we see them sharper than they've been in the first three matches of the season?
Granada vs Real Betis Team News
Granada possible starting XI:
Escandell; Neva, Sanchez, Duarte, Arias; Montoro, Gonalons, Milla; Rochina, Suarez, Bacca
Real Betis possible starting XI:
Silva; Bellerin, Bartra, Ruiz, Miranda; Ruibal, Canales, Akouokuo, Sanches; Fekir, Iglesias
Granada vs Real Betis Prediction: 0-1
Granada didn't impress in their game just before the international break. It hasn't been the same case for Pellegrini and his boys who impressed the pundits last time out. As such, we would be edging slightly towards the away side getting a hard-fought victory this coming Monday.