Betis (@1.8) vs Leganes (@4.6)
25-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Betis will win

Betis – Leganes Match Prediction | 25-08-2019 15:00

Allan Nyom established himself as a first-team regular and it has to be noted that he made 32 appearances for los Granadinos in the 2011/2012 La Liga campaign. After spending five seasons at Granada, Nyom joined Watford in 2015 and he moved to fellow Premier League side WBA at the end of the season. Granada finished the 2009/2010 season in top position in the Segunda Division and, as a result, they secured automatic promotion to the Spanish top flight.

Los Beticos recorded only two wins in previous seven league fixtures, but they are still in the race for a place in European competitions. The capital club, on the other hand, aim to secure yet another La Liga survival and we are positive that they are going to adopt an attack-minded approach in Sundays football game. Leganes are tough to beat at home and seeing that los Beticos often struggle on the travels, we are tempted to put our money on draw this time out. Real Betis will be looking to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over title-chasing Atletico Madrid when they take on Leganes at Estadio Municipal de Butarque on Sunday noon. The Andalusians are eager to represent Spain in the Europa League for yet another season, meaning that the game against Leganes is of big importance for them.

Betis are also in Europa League action this coming week so may need to make use of their squad here. Joaquin scored direct from a corner to make it 2-0 but Los Che fought back, scoring in Stoppage Time to seal a 2-2 draw and put themselves in pole position heading into the 2nd Leg. Betis were involved in a remarkable match on Thursday. In front of a record crowd at the Benito Villamarin, the Betis fans created an extraordinary atmosphere as their side initially seized control of the Copa del Rey Semi-Final with Valencia.

That will offer plenty of encouragement to Martin Braithwaite and Youssef En-Nesyri, who have impressed up front for Leganes in recent weeks. Wing-back Junior Firpo and centre-back Aissa Mandi are both suspended here while key defender Marc Bartra is still a doubt with injury. He may do that again here but he is a bit short on numbers, particularly at the back.

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The pacey full back made 37 appearances for the club in the 2008/2009 season and at the end of the campaign he signed a deal with Serie A side Udinese. However, given the great collaboration between Udinese and Granada, he was immediately sent on loan to the Estadio Nuevo los Carmenes outfit. After playing amateur football in his homeland France, Allan Nyom began his professional career at Arles-Avignon.

Betis may not have quite hit the heights of the back-end of last season yet but they were impressive at Girona on Thursday, largely controlling the game and they were certainly good value for their 1-0 win. There is perhaps a bit more to come from them in the final third with their build-up play a bit slow at times but they should have enough quality to win this game and backing Betis to Win looks like the smart move here against such dismal travellers.

Los Beticos recorded only two wins in previous seven league fixtures, but they are still in the race for a place in European competitions. The capital club, on the other hand, aim to secure yet another La Liga survival and we are positive that they are going to adopt an attack-minded approach in Sundays football game. The Andalusians are eager to represent Spain in the Europa League for yet another season, meaning that the game against Leganes is of big importance for them. Leganes are tough to beat at home and seeing that los Beticos often struggle on the travels, we are tempted to put our money on draw this time out. Real Betis will be looking to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over title-chasing Atletico Madrid when they take on Leganes at Estadio Municipal de Butarque on Sunday noon.

They struggled a bit in the opening few weeks as the new arrivals bedded in but the likes of Sergio Canales are starting to make big contributions now and they should have enough quality to claim back-to-back wins here. Betis have a squad built for rotation and their ability to bring in some fresh legs of genuine quality could be decisive. Leganes put a lot into their win in midweek and you wonder if there could be a bit of tiredness here.

Leganes vs Real Betis Match Prediction: Possible Line Ups

Even so, its hard to see them getting a result here. Leganes have lost all of their last 10 on the road in the Spanish top flight and you have to go back to last October for their most recent away win. Playing back-to-back games against probably the two best possession teams in the league can take its toll and tiredness could certainly be a factor towards the closing stages of this one. Its also pretty hard to ignore their woeful recent away record in La Liga.

Betis came unstuck against that sort of a game-plan on the opening night when they were beaten at home by Levante but they are unbeaten since then. Their big challenge this season is trying to balance Europa League and La Liga action. Therefore this one is nicely set up but the onus will certainly be on Betis to dictate the tempo and they could well have in excess of 70% of the ball here with Leganes likely to employ a counter-attacking approach. Quique Setien has already signalled his intent to take Europe very seriously so we could see a fair bit of rotation here from the hosts.

Theyve been in decent form themselves having won a derby at Rayo last Monday to climb all the way up to 13th. Defeat in that game would have seen them fall into the drop-zone, which is testament to how tight things are at the bottom so theyll be hungry to try and put some more distance between themselves and the bottom three. Leganes will be hoping this is a decent time to be catching them.

The Algeria international, who was born in Chalons-en-Champagne, France, signed a five-year contract with los Beticos which expires on 30 June, 2021. The right-footed defender made his Algeria debut on 5 March, 2014 and he helped the Algerian national team keep a clean sheet in a 2-0 win over Slovenia. His main position is centre back, but he is capable of playing as a full back as well.