Real Betis vs CadizLa Liga, KO: 20:00 Aug 20, 2021, Estadio Benito Villamarin
Real Betis welcome Cadiz to the Estadio Benito Villamarin for their first home fixture of the season in the Spanish La Liga. Betis will be keen to maintain a solid record at home and look set to make a positive start with three points.
Real Betis kicked off their La Liga campaign with a 1-1 draw at Mallorca last time out. They came back from a goal down and were rewarded for their intense pressure when Mallorca defender Manolo Reina put through his own net.
Following a disappointing first half to the 2020/21 season, Real Betis kicked into gear in the second half of the campaign and secured a top six finish. Manuel Pellegrini's men appear to still be in that form and have won three of their last five La Liga matches.
Real Betis have won their last two La Liga matches at home. However, they have kept just one clean sheet in their last six topflight matches.
Cadiz are also coming off a draw as they were held 1-1 by Levante in their opening fixture of the season. They needed a late goal from Alfonso Espino deep into added time to salvage a point after trailing for much of the game.
While manager Alvaro Cervera will be pleased with Cadiz's character in their opening fixture, the performance is likely to be a source of worry. The result means Cadiz are now on a four-match winless run in La Liga, stretching back to last season.
Cadiz also have a poor record on their travels with just one win in their last four away matches in La Liga. Defending hasn’t been one of Cadiz’s strengths as they have conceded nine goals in their last four matches in the Spanish topflight.
How the bookies view it
Real Betis have a fine record at home and should have the upper hand against Cadiz on Friday.
Head to head
Real Betis have a 6-1 advantage with three draws from 10 previous matches against Cadiz. Betis did the double in this fixture last season with both matches ending 1-0.
Players to watch
Striker Borja Iglesias was the top scorer for Real Betis last season with 11 goals and could be set to get off the mark for this season on Friday. He is priced at 11/8 by Vbet to score anytime while the first goal is valued at 4/1 by bet365.
Cadiz can capitalise on Real Betis' poor defence and will look to Alvaro Negredo to provide the spark in attack. The Veteran striker is priced at 7/2 by Vbet in the anytime goalscorer market while the first goal is set at odds of 10/1 with bet365.
Anything else catch the eye?
Real Betis have conceded in five of their last six La Liga matches and both teams could be backed to score at 22/19 with SBK. Cadiz have seen over 3.5 goals in three of their last four La Liga matches and a similar outcome is priced at 13/5 with Paddy Power while over 2.5 goals is valued at 21/20 by Sport Nation.
Real Betis could also be backed to score in both halves at 24/13 with Red Zone while they are also likely to earn a halftime win at 13/10 with William Hill.
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