Real Betis vs Villarreal Prediction: Can the Yellow Submarine sink the hosts?

 | March 09 | 

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Real Betis welcome Villarreal to Estadio Benito Villamarin on Sunday night (20:00) in La Liga as they look to strengthen their position inside the top six, which will give them another shot at European football next year. They will be eager to bounce back from their defeat at Atletico Madrid last time out but they welcome a Villarreal side who are in form.

The visitors are unbeaten in their last seven league matches but they were heavily beaten 4-0 by Marseille in their Europa League round of 16 first leg on Thursday. Below are our Real Betis vs Villarreal predictions which feature team news, stats and match odds.

Real Betis vs Villarreal Betting Tips

  • Over 3.5 goals @ 7/4
  • Alexander Sorloth to score anytime @ 15/8

Match Odds

Real Betis are priced at 21/20 to get back to winning ways. Villarreal are 5/2 to upset the hosts, while the draw can be backed at 13/5.

Both teams to score is on offer at 8/13 and over 2.5 goals is 8/11.

Team News

Real Betis are without a number of important players heading into the weekend due to injury. Isco, Marc Barta, Cedric Bakambu, Sergi Altimira, Aitor Ruibal and Abner Vinicius are all ruled out for this clash. Manuel Pellegrini is also unable to call upon German Pezzella due to suspension.

For Villarreal, Denis Suarez, Raul Albiol, Ramon Terrats and Juan Foyth are all in the treatment room, while Alfonso Pedraza is a doubt to feature.

Over 3.5 goals @ 7/4

This selection is at a good price because it does come with some risk, and that is the fact that all but four of Real Betis' matches in La Liga this term have been under 3.5 goals. However, their last home game delivered in this market as they defeated Athletic Club 3-1.

What gives us confidence for there to be goals in this clash does come from the visitors. Over 3.5 goals has landed in their last three matches in all competitions. While they failed to score at Marseille in midweek, they posted 5-1 and 3-1 victories against Granada and Real Sociedad respectively before that.

Seeing as Real Sociedad are one place and two points behind Betis in the table, The Yellow Submarine will be looking to disrupt another top-half side's quest for European football. They will be full of confidence as their unbeaten run in La Liga has been stretched to seven matches, and this could initiate a high-scoring contest in Seville.

Over 3.5 goals at 7/4

Alexander Sorloth to score anytime @ 15/8

One Villarreal player who can play a starring role in this game delivering goals is striker Alexander Sorloth. The Norwegian netted a hat-trick against Granada last weekend to take his tally for the season to 12 in La Liga. He also netted in the victory over Real Sociedad so he is already putting together a decent run in front of goal.

Sorloth will be looking to match or even surpass the run of four consecutive league games in which he scored earlier in the season. After losing last weekend, Betis could be feeling a little vulnerable, which would benefit the Villarreal forward.

Alexander Sorloth to score anytime at 15/8

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