Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(55) 38 Goals 31 (43)
(40) 31 Assists 21 (25)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.6)
28.9 Average Age 28
180.3 Average Height (cm) 182.5
(0.8) 1 Shots pg 1.2 (0.8)
(48%) 47% Aerial Duel Success 50% (50%)
(0.4) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.4 (0.6)
(1.6) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.3)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in LIGA BBVA.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Sergio Rodríguez Out 6.4
Chechu Dorado Out 6.67
Álex Martínez Doubtful 6.72
Player Reason Status Rating
João Victor Out 6.48
Michael Pereira Out 6.46
Antonio López Out 6.67
Álvaro Out 6.02
Geromel Out 7.22
Andreu Fontás Doubtful 5.97

Team News

  • Betis demonstrated their credentials for a top-four finish this season with a hard-fought 1-0 win away at Celta Vigo on Monday night that moved them back level on points with Malaga.
  • Jorge Molina was the man who got the all-important goal 10 minutes from time at Balaidos and he could be rewarded with a start alongside Ruben Castro in attack.
  • Elsewhere Pepe Mel is expected to stick with the same side that started against Celta with Javi Chica continuing ahead of Nelson due to contractual reasons.
  • Mallorca's awful run continued as another defeat at home to Athletic Bilbao last weekend means they have now not won in 14 games in all competitions and have taken just two points from the last 33 available in the league.
  • Joaquin Caparros also has selection worries for the trip to the Benito Villamarin as Pedro Geromel is suspended so Anderson Conceição is expected to return alongside Jose Nunes.
  • Ximo Navarro could also come back in at right-back as a defensive move with Emilio Nsue moving forward into midfield into his more natural position.

Prediction

  • Mallorca played much better than they have in recent weeks against Athletic, but their inability to score goals again cost them, as indeed did their slack defending when Aritz Aduriz scored the only goal of the game from a simple looping ball into the area.
  • Betis will undoubtedly put the Islanders' defence under an even stiffer test and neither side has shown anything in recent weeks to suggest this will be anything other than a routine Betis victory.
  • One note of caution for Mel's troops could be their unexpected losses to Rayo Vallecano and Granada at home in similar situations already this season, but they will be determined to take the chance to finish the year in fourth place, which they will do as long as they better Malaga's result at home to Real Madrid later on Saturday night.
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