It took Granada a couple of weeks to claw its way out of the relegation zone, and players are determined not to let themselves be dragged back into the quicksand. Betis is barely staying afloat in their race of securing a European cup berth and they’ve recently been pushed out of the compact group of six teams.
Match: Granada vs Betis Sevilla
Bet: Under 2.5 goals
Odds: Pinnacle sports 1.80
Betis lost by three goals to none at Valencia and since that decisive moment, they failed to close the gap separating them from the Bats. Drawing at home to Getafe can be regarded as a small disaster, as those were three pointed that Betis counted on to leapfrog their closest rivals. What is more worrisome is their inability to score goals both at home and away, despite having some talented players up front.
Facing Granada should provide them with the opportunity to improve their scoring percentage, as recent head to head fixtures between the two teams resulted in a high scoring matches. Mired in a long winless streak, the hosts will be more concerned about not conceding an early goal and would gladly settle for a scoreless draw. They haven’t won since early February and never scored more than one goal per match ever since, which explains why coach Alcaraz will field a 4-5-1 starting formation. The hosts also miss five regular players, so their options upfront are further limited and they will be reluctant to take chances.
Predicting winners in what promises to be a highly contested match is not a task that punters should be pit against, especially with the odds being ordinary. Pinnacle Sports has the best proposition for an Under 2.5 bet, which is also the most likely result given the lack of offensive effectiveness in both squads.