Real Betis vs LevanteLa Liga, KO: 20:00 Mar 19, 2021, Estadio Benito Villamarin
Two teams vying for a European place square off on Friday night as Real Betis host Levante in a Spanish La Liga clash at the Estadio Benito Villamarin. Betis will be banking on their solid home form and should have the edge over a slightly inconsistent Levante.
Real Betis are coming off a 1-0 defeat at Sevilla last time out in La Liga. They fell behind midway through the first half and failed to find a way into the contest despite creating a number of goal scoring opportunities.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men will consider the result a minor blip in their quest to secure European football as they had won the previous four matches. They currently occupy the final Europa League spot and sit two points above Villarreal in seventh.
Real Betis’ season has been driven by a solid home form with just one defeat in their last eight fixtures at the Estadio Benito Villamarin. They have won their last two matches on their turf and claimed a 3-2 victory over Alaves in their most recent home fixture.
Levante were victorious in their last La Liga fixture as they triumphed 1-0 at home against Valencia. Roger Marti’s effort early in the first half proved to be the difference as they held on for a hard-fought win.
The result ended a run of three matches without a win for Levante. Paco Lopez’s men still retain slim hopes of sealing a Europa League place as they sit just seven points behind Real Betis.
Levante have a poor record on the road with just two wins in their last 11 away matches. Among their defeats in that run is a 1-0 loss to Real Sociedad while they were also beaten 2-1 by Villarreal.
How the bookies view it
With Real Betis often doing their best work at the Estadio Benito Villamarin, I am leaning towards a home win here.
Head to head
Real Betis hold a slight edge in this fixture with 11 wins from 25 matches. Levante have claimed 10 wins while there have been just four draws between both teams.
Levante claimed a 4-3 victory in the reverse fixture while Real Betis ran out 3-1 winners in the last meeting at the Estadio Benito Villamarin.
Players to watch
Borja Iglesias is the man in form for Levante in recent weeks with five goals in his last five La Liga matches. Unibet has the striker at 31/20 to score anytime while the first goal is valued at 5/1 by the same firm.
As always Levante will look to the twin attacking threat of Roger Marti and Jose Luis Morales. Marti is priced at 3/1 by Unibet to score anytime while the same firm is offering 29/10 on Morales in the same market.
Anything else catch the eye?
Real Betis and Levante boast plenty of attacking quality and produced over 5.5 goals in the reverse fixture. A similar outcome is priced at 10/1 by Skybet, over 4.5 goals is valued at 9/2 by Paddy Power, over 3.5 goals is set at odds of 15/8 while Sport Nation has over 2.5 goals at 13/17.
A win/goals double could also be worth a punt with a Real Betis victory and over 2.5 goals valued at 30/17 by SBK.
This La Liga match between Real Betis and Levante will be played on Mar 19, 2021 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Real Betis vs Levante prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.