Real Betis vs Las Palmas: Match Preview, Lineups and PredictionApril 19, 2018
Real Betis will look to extend their winning run to six games when they face Las Palmas on Thursday evening.
Date: Sunday, 19 April 2018 / Kick-Off at 20:30 UK /Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarin
Paco Jemez’ visitors travel to Andalusia sitting ten points behind 17th placed Levante and in desperate need of a miracle. Five defeats in their last six, mixed with a draw against Deportivo La Coruna leaves the Gran Canarian outfit destined for La Liga 123 football next season.
Betis, on the other hand, have been remarkable of late – having kept four clean sheets in their last five games – a record which is largely down to the arrival of Marc Bartra, who has been superb.
Javi Garcia is suspended for the home side after picking up a milestone of yellow cards. Jordi Amat return from his own ban and should slot into a back three. Loren is expected to lead the line, with Joaquin and Ryad Boudebouz featuring in behind.
Zouhair Feddal and Antonio Adan are out for the remainder of the season.
Alejandro Galvez returns from a ban and should partner Ximo Navarro at centre-back. Michel Macedo has a knock, so Matias Aguirregaray should feature at right-back. Nacho Gil is expected to get the nod on the left wing, with Ezekiel getting another start in behind the striker.
Pedro Bigas, Emmanuel Emenike, Gabriel Penalba, and Momo are all injured.
Real Betis: Gimenez, Mandi, Bartra, Amat, Guadrado, Barragan, Ruiz, Junior Firpo, Joaquin, Loren Moron, Boudebouz
Las Palmas: Chichizola, Aguiregaray, Navarro, Galvez, Castellano, Castellano, Etebo, Halilovic, Ezekiel, Gil, Calleri
Real Betis have won their last five games and we expect them to make it six out of six against Jemez’s struggling visitors. The home side have four clean sheets also, meaning we are going for: 3-0