Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(46) 6 Goals 43 (64)
(31) 9 Assists 32 (47)
(6.6) 6.5 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.5)
28.7 Average Age 28.1
180.6 Average Height (cm) 181.5
(0.8) 0.6 Shots pg 1 (0.7)
(49%) 51% Aerial Duel Success 58% (57%)
(0.5) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.7)
(1.2) 1.3 Tackles pg 1.1 (1)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in LaLiga.

Missing Players

Real Betis
Villarreal
Player Reason Status Rating
Sergi Altimira Out 6.36
Nabil Fekir Out 6.73
Guido Rodríguez Out 6.8
Isco Out 7.4
Germán Pezzella Out 6.8
Youssouf Sabaly Doubtful 6.57
Ayoze Pérez Doubtful 7
Abner Doubtful 6.41
Player Reason Status Rating
Yeremy Pino Out 6.83
Ramon Terrats Out 6.28
Alfonso Pedraza Out 6.5
Jorge Cuenca Out 6.69
Juan Foyth Doubtful 6.96

Team News

Real Betis
Villarreal
  • Captain German Pezzella will sit this one out having picked up his fifth yellow card of the season against Atletico last weekend.
  • Aitor Rubial is still struggling with his ankle injury and will likely be replaced by Hector Bellerin on Sunday evening.
  • William Carvalho scored against Atletico last week and should start in the double pivot with Johnny Cardoso for the Villarreal match.
  • Alfonso Pedraza is a doubt for the weekend with a sprained ankle.
  • Alexander Sorloth scored a hat-trick against Granada last weekend and should start in the strike partnership with Gerard Moreno.
  • Alex Baena returned last week, too, and will likely be a mainstay at left midfield for the next couple of weeks.

Prediction

  • Real Betis welcome a confident Villarreal to Seville for a historic European places battle, dampened by the fact that Villarreal will likely not qualify for Europe this season for the first time since 2018/19. Manuel Pellegrini's men earned a smash and grab 2-1 victory on the south coast back in August thanks to a late Willian Jose winner in the 95th minute.
  • The two have only drawn once in their last five meetings, which is encouraging for the entertainment factor in this matchup. Villarreal, despite their average league position this season, are unbeaten in seven matches and have scored eight goals in their last two matches, while only conceding two.
  • Expect both teams to score in this one, making for an exciting game that could likely end in a draw.
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