Real Betis face Villarreal in Round 5 of the 2022-23 La Liga season.
The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. GMT on Sunday, 11 September 2022. The match venue is Estadio Benito Villamarin, Sevilla.
Latest odds on betting sites
Real Betis to win odds are priced at 2.80 (+180 American; 9/5 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.40 (+240; 12/5), while Villarreal to win odds are priced at 2.50 (+150; 3/2).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Real Betis — 30%, draw — 30%, Villarreal — 40%.
Latest betting odds on Real Betis vs Villarreal (11 September 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Under 2.5 goals — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Asian handicap (0.0) on Real Betis — 2.08 (+108; 27/25)
- Asian handicap (0.0) on Villarreal — 1.83 (-120; 5/6)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.66 (-150; 2/3)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
Match preview and statistics
Real Betis have won four of their last five matches. They beat HJK in their last match in the Europa League group stage games.
Willian Jose opened the scoring on the stroke of halftime from the penalty spot. He placed the shot into the bottom right corner. Jose doubled the lead in the 64th minute of the second half with a right footed shot from the right side of the six-yard box to the bottom right corner following a corner.
Team statistics: 52% possession, 2.99 expected goals (xG), 20 total shots, three big chances, five shots on target, 433 accurate passes, 85% pass accuracy, 12 fouls committed, one offside, six corners and three yellow cards.
In the league, Betis are fourth with nine points and a +4 goal difference from three wins and a loss. They lost 1-2 to Real Madrid in their last league match. Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo scored for the Los Blancos, while Sergio Canales scored for the Green and Whites.
Real Betis team news: Juanmi, Nabil Fekir, Victor Camarasa, and Victor Ruiz rule out for the game due to injuries.
Villarreal have not lost in seven consecutive matches with six wins and a draw. They beat Lech Poznan 4-3 in their last match in the Europa League group stage matches.
Michal Skoras opened the scoring in the second minute with a shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mikael Ishak. Samuel Chukuweze equalised in the 32nd minute with a left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Johan Mojica sent in the cross.
Alex Baena scored two goals within four minutes to make it 3-1. Gave them the lead in the 36th minute with a shot from outside the box to the roof of the net. Jose Morales with the assist. In the 40th minute, he scored his brace with a shot into the bottom left corner, assisted by Samuel Chukwueze.
Mikael Ishak scored another in the 47th minute of the second half from the penalty spot. Ishak levelled the score in the 62nd minute with a shot following the through ball from Michal Skoras. Francis Coquelin scored the match winner in the 89th minute with a shot from outside the 18-yard box to the bottom left corner.
Team statistics: 56% possession, 0.99 expected goals (xG), 15 total shots, zero big chances, six shots on target, 371 accurate passes, 88% pass accuracy, 14 fouls committed, one offside, seven corners and four yellow cards.
In the league, the Yellow Submarine are third with 10 points and a +9 goal difference from three wins and a draw. They are yet to concede any goal this season and have scored nine. Villarreal beat Elche 4-nil in their last league game.
Villarreal team news: Alberto Moreno and Juan Foyth are sidelined due to injuries.
Real Betis vs Villarreal H2H
Villarreal won the previous two matches against Real Betis. They won 2-nil in the last meeting.
Lineups and key players
Real Betis projected starting lineup:
- Claudio Bravo
- Aitor Ruibal
- German Pezzella
- Luiz Felipe
- Juan Miranda
- Paul Akouokou
- William Carvalho
- Luiz Henrique
- Willian Jose
Borja Iglesias is the key player to watch out for. He was rested in their Europa League match and will be in good shape for the next game. Iglesias has four goals and an assist in five league matches. Averaging a goal contribution in every game he played.
Villarreal projected starting lineup:
- Geronimo Rulli
- Raul Albiol
- Pau Torres
- Alfonso Pedraza
- Yeremi Pino
- Etienne Capoue
- Daniel Parejo
- Giovani Lo Celso
- Gerard Moreno
- Nicolas Jackson
Gerard Moreno is the key player to watch out for. The centre-forward has two goals in four league games this season. Moreno opened the scoring in their last league match against Elche. He should be able to get on the scoresheet in this game.
Prediction and betting tips
Villarreal have been in very good form since the season started. They have scored nine goals and have kept clean sheets in all of the matches played. The Yellow Submarine have drawn only one of the seven games and won six.
Real Betis have four wins, and a loss in the five matches played. They are behind Villarreal in the league table by just one point. Looking at the h2h record, the Yellows have been the better side. With two straight wins in the previous meetings.
Predictions for this match are Villarreal to win, and under 2.5 goals. The visitors have great momentum and can defeat the hosts as things stand. Both teams have totalled under 2.5 goals in the last two meetings. Only two goals have been scored in each of the meetings.
Betting prediction: Villarreal to win
Odds: 2.50 (+150 American; 3/2 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Under 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.91 (-110 American; 10/11 Fractional)