Alaves v Real Betis – Betting Preview

12 Dec

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Alaves v Real Betis: 19:45 – Friday – Live on Sky Sports 5

Basque side Alaves drew 0-0 away to Eibar in their last La Liga fixture and are now unbeaten in three league games – four if you include their 3-0 away win at Gimnastic in the Copa del Rey.

Betis, meanwhile, defeated Athletic Bilbao 1-0 in Seville via a Ruben Castro goal last Sunday and can claim to be three games unbeaten, including a 1-0 home defeat of Deporitvo La Coruna in the cup.

All in all, Betis are now playing well and with passion, so there’s a temptation to back the Andalusian team on a + 0.25 Asian handicap basis, but then they were beaten 3-1 away to Eibar in their last away game, and Alaves have just drawn the same fixture.

So, both teams are in decent form and since only two of the last six Alaves league games have seen both teams score, along with 2/6 for Betis, you can’t trust each team to score a goal. Nor can you trust over 2.5 goals with 1/6 Alaves game passing that mark and 2/6 Betis.

How about under 2.5 goals or BTTS No, then? Well, under 2.5 goals is priced at a too short 4/7 and BTTS No is priced around 7/10 to 8/11. If I had to choose, I’d recommend that you back BTTS NO since it’s the more acceptably priced of the two, but it’s a little too short for my liking (5/6 would be ok) and I’ve decided no bet.

Good luck if you take the plunge, though, and check back for Saturday’s La Liga previews.

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