Our match prediction:
After suffering a 3-1 loss to Barcelona in a postponed match at their Estadio Municipal El Molinon, Sporting Gijon will be looking to return to winning ways in La Liga when they square off against Real Betis at Estadio Benito Villamarin on Saturday evening. With only three points separating the two sides in the standings, a close encounter appears on the cards, but considering that both teams have found their scoring boots of late, there is every chance the they will play out a high-scoring draw in Seville. Los Beticos shared the spoils with Deportivo La Coruna, whilst Abelardo’s men played out a 2-2 draw with Rayo Vallecano at the weekend, and we predict the same result for Real Betis in the second consecutive game. When the two sides met in Copa del Rey last season they played out a thrilling 3-3 draw at Estadio Municipal El Molinon.
Highlighted Team (Real Betis):
Real Betis Balompie,better known as Real Betis, is a Spanish football club from the city Sevilla and is currently active in the Primera Division. The club hosts it’s home games in Estadio Benito Villamarin which holds a capacity of 57 000 spectators. The club colours of the club from Andalucia are green and white. Real Betis is known for it’s rivalry with Sevilla CF. The Sevilla derby is one of the biggest in Spanish football.The most famous nickname of Real Betis is Verdiblanco’s which literally mean Greenandwhite.The club from Sevilla had it’s biggest succes in 1935 where the club managed to win the Primera Division fort heir first and last time. In 1977 and 2005 Real Betis won the Copa del Rey. The biggest succes in Europe was in season 1977/1978 and 1997/1998 where the club got knocked out in the quarter final.Famous players that ever wore the green white kit are: Denilson, Ricardo Oliveira, Finidi George, Gerrie Muhren and Ricardo.