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Alaves vs Betis Prediction & Betting tips
With Alaves and Real Betis, two teams will face each other in the first round of LaLiga on Sunday afternoon that have had a tough season. Both also have a new trainer at the helm, and hope for a fresh start to the new football year.
Alaves had to pull out all the stops last season to avoid relegation, and only after the 1-2 victory over Real Betis, the Basques could breathe a sigh of relief. Under the new coach Pablo Machin, the club from Vitoria hopes to be able to return to the top.
Machin’s appointment is surprising, because he has a great reputation in Spain. He caused a furore at Girona, which resulted in a transfer to Seville. In the Sanchez Pizjuan, however, he soon had to leave the field, so he hopes to polish his coat of arms again with Alaves. With his system with three center-backs, he hopes to provide El Glorioso with some more defensive solidity, while the dreaded attacking couple Joselu and Lucas Perez will again provide the Basque goals this season.
How high can Real Betis finish this season under the guidance of her new trainer Manuel Pellegrini? That is the question that occupies everyone in the green and white part of Seville. The Andalusians have had a selection to feast on for quite some time, but Pellegrini’s predecessors never really managed to make a close-knit team out of it. However, the Chilean coach is confident: ‘Where will we end this season? I make no statements about that. Anything is possible, think back to the fairytale of Leicester City. ‘
With players such as Sergio Canales, Borja Iglesias and Nabil Fekir, qualification for European football must be absolutely possible, also given the excellent preparation that Real Betis has undergone. In my opinion, the only downside is the lack of fresh blood, because apart from the experienced goalkeeper Claudio Bravo and defender Martin Montoya, the team did not make any appealing purchases. Bravo has the task of closing the leak in the rear, as last season the Andalusians had the second most goals against the ears of all teams in LaLiga.
Alaves vs Betis head to head matches
16.07.20 LL Betis Alaves 1 : 2
05.01.20 LL Alaves Betis 1 : 1
17.02.19 LL Betis Alaves 1 : 1
25.08.18 LL Alaves Betis 0 : 0
12.03.18 LL Alaves Betis 1 : 3