The final match of the 36th round will be played on Monday and it is a confrontation that could decide the fate of both Mallorca and Betis. The hosts are fighting for a place in Primera Division, while the visitors make their last attempt at securing a Europa League spot after squandering countless opportunities.
Bet: Betis Asian Handicap 0:0
Odds: Pinnacle Sports 2.04
Betis was one of the best teams in the first half of the season but they sank into near irrelevance and are now trailing Malaga by two points. Fortunately for the visitors they have a game in hand and by winning on Monday they would leapfrog their rivals and become favorites to play in a European competition next season. The next two rounds are against weaker or unmotivated opponents, therefore Betis is not to be discounted just yet, despite the fact that it won just one of the last five games.
The hosts have a similarly weak percentage in May and have conceded a high number of goals with some of the most painful ones being scored by teams who are also trying to avoid relegation. Right now Mallorca sits on the last place in Primera Division and would have to offset a five points disadvantage to avoid playing in the second division next season. Pressure is at its highest and with this fixture being literally a do or die game, the host could be playing their last hand this season.
Mallorca needs the points just as much as Betis but punters would be wise to trust the visitors, with Pinnacle Sports being the best bookmaker for this wager as it offers odds of 2.04. This is an Asian handicap bet, which means that the stakes are returned if the game ends in a draw.