Espanyol vs Betis at RCDE Stadium at Copa del Rey – quarter-final First Leg. Espanyol against Real Betis is the match with big interest after their previous matches at LaLiga. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Espanyol this year facing problems and now stands at the 12th position of LaLiga. They playing very disciplined football with only 41 yellow cards and without reds. They likely to create long shotting opportunities and very great at counter attacks, however, they are very bad at avoiding individual errors, because of a lack of strong and technically skilled players. This season Espanyol playing almost perfectly at home pitch, during the season they lost only 3 matches and won 8. Last year Espanyol reached quarter-final and won the first leg against Barcelona, however, they lost 2:0 in the second leg and Barcelona went further and finally won the trophy.
Real Betis this year very great and though opponent almost for every clubs. They have very experienced and strong players who can play even against Real Madrid at the same level. They can fight with Alaves and Getafe for standing at the top 6 in LaLiga with the possibility to be promoted to Europa League qualification or Group stage. S. Canales, G. Lo Celso, A. Cuadrado, A. Sanabria, and C. Tello are showing great results and playing very beautiful football. Real Betis are great at possession football, with the strong middle, they are very good at short passes and attacking down the wings.
These teams met 4 times in few last years. Both teams have equal two times won the match, however, Betis won at the end of the last year with 3:1 result. The last match was very successful for Betis, with 67% of possession they had very great and possessed football with lots of scoring chances and a confident win.