Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Following a thrilling 4-1 win over Las Palmas, ten-man Real Sociedad suffered a 2-0 loss to Eibar in Saturday’s Basque derby. La Real dropped to 10th place in the La Liga standings, but they are just four points behind the Europa League berth. The Basque outfit are a real force to be reckoned with at home and despite the fact that their next rivals Real Betis defeated Malaga in the Andalusian derby at the weekend, we predict that Eusebio Sacristan’s men are going to return to winning ways on Friday night. Real Betis were beaten by their fierce local rivals Sevilla in their last away game in the Spanish elite division and, taking everything into account, the visitors are likely to return home empty-handed. A man to watch in the home team will be summer signing and former Las Palmas striker Willian Jose, who has netted three goals in the national championship so far.
Highlighted Player (Diego Reyes):
Diego Antonio Reyes is a young 23-year-old Mexico centre back who plays for Spanish club Real Sociedad on loan from Porto. The defender has often been described as intelligent in his positioning and strong in the air. He is considered to be a natural ball-playing defender who is comfortable in possession.
Although he is primarily a defender, Reyes has played as a defensive midfielder too. He made his professional debut with Club America in 2010 starting as a midfielder but quickly moving into his more naturally suited central defender role. He was quickly snapped up by Porto in 2013 although his playing time at the Portuguese club was limited.
Reyes has played for Mexico at various national youth team levels including the gold-medal winning under-23 squad at the 2012 London Olympics. He was called up to the senior team in 2011 and has already participated in Confederations Cup and FIFA World Cup.
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 its home games in Estadio Benito Villamarin which holds a capacity of 57 000 spectators. The club colors of the club from Andalucia are green and white.
Real Betis is known for its 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 its 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.