The inevitable happened and Betis Sevilla is slowly but steadily sinking in the Primera Division standings as the richer clubs close the gap and one after another, overtake them. It is not too late to end the slide and remain competitive for a Champions League berth, but losing away at average Zaragoza is not an option.
Match: Zaragoza vs Betis Sevilla
Bet: Over 2,5 goals
Odds: Bet 365 2.15
There are not many reasons for the visitors to fear such an unfortunate turn of events, because Zaragoza hasn’t won at home in almost two months. Not having Romaric, Pintic and Obradovic in the midfield will only amplify the defensive woes that lead to some of the most recent defeats. The hosts have the offensive players required for breaking Betis’ defensive lock and Helder Postiga is expected to start in the attack.
Coach Manolo Jimenez might consider pairing him with Victor Rodriguez who has recently played behind Helder alongside Zuculini and Montanes. What Zaragoza needs is initiative, because the easiest way to defeat Sevilla is to keep them under pressure and capitalize on their defensive issues. Dorado, Martinez, Rodriguez and Carlos are all injured and Pepe Mel is yet to find suitable replacements for them.
Overall, the visitors still have the better midfield and more options upfront, but none of their strikers comes even close in terms of experience and abilities to Postiga. Goals will not be in short supply, now that the midfields are broken and the defensives are made of replacements for missing veterans. It makes perfect sense to aim the Over 2.5 goals bet, and take advantage of Bet365’s odds of 2.15 while they last.