Betis take on the visitors Villarreal in the round 5 match of Spanish LaLiga. The match will be played on Sunday, September 11th at Estadio Benito Villamarín (Sevilla).
Betis has grown significantly in recent years. The Cucumbers have hired Manuel Pellegrini as head coach in 2020. And it paid off more than expected. From the very first attempt, the coach managed to raise the ambitious club to the European competition at last. And in the last draw, playing well in the Europa League, the team managed to improve in the LaLiga, rising to 5th place, and took the cup. And there is hope that they will not stop there, that this is not yet the ceiling of possibilities. Wards of the "Engineer" started with 3 victories in a row, over Elche, Mallorca and Osasuna. And only Real Madrid stopped the contender, beating them 2-1. But even in the capital, the hosts won minimally, due to Rodrigo's goal in the 2nd half.
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Villarreal is likely to shift focus to the domestic arena. The “Yellow Submarine” also invited a new, current mentor, Unai Emery, the year before last. The coach started with a “signature” success for himself, winning the Europa League with his new wards. For the “submariners”, this is a historical triumph, the first serious title. The past pace brought another good result: the Spaniards reached the semi-finals of the Champions League, which they had only done once before - ironically, just under Pellegrini. But such high performance in European competitions had a price, they were paid for by regression in the LaLiga. There, as a result, in the spring, Villarreal found himself in 7th place. And this is a pass only to the Conference League. Of course, in such conditions it is worth reorienting to the domestic league. And the new start shows that they are serious about La Liga: 3 wins, including over Atlético, with a draw with Getafe. And they never conceded a single goal in these matches.
Betis have only 1 win in 6 last head-to-head meetings. At the same time, Villarreal won four times, including taking the maximum 6 points in the last Spanish championship. Judging by the quotes, the chances of success for the parties are fairly equal. In any case, the duel between the pragmatists, Pellegrino and Emery, is unlikely to be spectacular - we bet on "less than 2.5 goals".
Prediction for the match: Under 2.5 scored goals.