Our football match prediction:
Thursday’s football match at Estadio Benito Villamarin pits together Real Betis and Cadiz. Los Beticos did well to beat el Submarino at Estadio Ramon de Carranza in the first leg and they are now on a quest to defend their slim lead in front of home fans. Real Betis chiefs did well to reinforce the squad in the summer transfer window and, as a result, the Andalusian side sit in the top of the La Liga table ahead of the visit of Cadiz. Los Beticos are a real force to be reckoned with at home and we predict they will book their place in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey. The Segunda Division team need to record a big win over Real Betis if they are to make it to the next round of the Spanish Cup and that is easier said than done. The hosts are likely to adopt a cautious approach in the reverse fixture and share of spoils appears on the horizon.
Highlighted Player (Aissa Mandi):
Aissa Mandi is a product of Reims’ youth school. After playing eight matches for Reims II in the 2009/2010 season, he started playing for the first team in 2010. Mandi made his Reims debut against Le Havre on 20 August, 2010 and he remained at Stade Auguste Delaune until 30 June, 2016, when he decided to join Spanish side Real Betis. The Algeria international, who was born in Chalons-en-Champagne, France, signed a five-year contract with los Beticos which expires on 30 June, 2021. His main position is centre back, but he is capable of playing as a full back as well. The right-footed defender made his Algeria debut on 5 March, 2014 and he helped the Algerian national team keep a clean sheet in a 2-0 win over Slovenia. Mandi impressed at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, but he scored his first goal for Algeria in a 3-3 draw with Ethiopia in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. He represented Algeria at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations as well.