Betis vs Sociedad (By: Jimeno)
Betis was on a positive run, but that got interrupted away to Villarreal when the side suffered 2:1 defeat. The game itself was even more open than what the final result says, while Betis paid the price of entering second half poorly. They are now five points above relegating placed Bilbao. last Thursday they took a 1:0 win over Olympiakos and sealed progress further in the Europa League.
Sociedad comes from a very convincing performance at home against Celta Vigo last weekend as they took 2:1 victory. The final result could have been with even bigger margin since they outplayed the opponents completely and were far more concrete. The side is now just a couple of points away from European positions and needs another positive result here.
Offensive midfielder Canales (13/3) is suspended and should be the only absentee for the hosts. Visitors continue to miss defenders Navas (5/0), Elustondo (12/1) and midfielders Sangalli (6/1) and Merquelanz (1/0) due to injuries.
betis will try to exploit their atmosphere after a victory over Olympiakos, but Sociedad remains very solid and difficult to play against side. It seems that lack of pressure away is working well for them, so my first betting choice will be both teams scoring in this one, with the visiting side having some really good ball movement recently.
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