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Feb 6, 2022 at 5.30pm UK
Real BetisReal Betis
0-2
VillarrealVillarreal

Canales (85'), Iglesias (90+1')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Torres (41'), Capoue (83')
Chukwueze (25'), Moreno (37'), Capoue (71')

Preview: Real Betis vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news, lineups

:Headline: Preview: Real Betis vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news, lineups:
Sports Mole previews Sunday's La Liga clash between Real Betis and Villarreal, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
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In-form Real Betis will be bidding to make it five straight wins in all competitions when they welcome Villarreal to Estadio Benito Villamarin in La Liga on Sunday night.

Betis are currently third in the table, six points behind second-placed Sevilla, while Villarreal occupy seventh position, four points behind fourth-placed Atletico Madrid.


Match preview

Betis are enjoying a remarkable campaign and are currently fighting on three fronts, having booked their spot in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey on Thursday evening with a thumping 4-0 win away to Real Sociedad.

Manuel Pellegrini's side will also take on Zenit St Petersburg in the Europa League later this month, while they are third in La Liga, boasting 40 points from their opening 22 matches of the campaign.

Betis are actually only 10 points behind leaders Real Madrid, while they have a four-point advantage over fourth-placed Atletico and five over Barcelona, with both sides in a battle for a top-four finish.

The Green and Whites have been victorious in their last four matches in all competitions, including their last two in La Liga, hitting four goals against Alaves and Espanyol in back-to-back games, and they have actually netted 12 times in their last three fixtures in all competitions.

It could be a famous campaign for the club, but they have only won one of their last five league matches against Villarreal and suffered a 2-0 defeat when the two sides locked horns back in October.

The visitors were knocked out of the Copa del Rey by Sporting Gijon towards the start of January, so they have not been in action since beating Mallorca 3-0 in La Liga on January 22.

Villarreal have won eight, drawn eight and lost six of their 22 league games this season to collect 32 points, which has left them in seventh spot in the table, four points behind fourth-placed Atletico.

The Yellow Submarine have the chance to make some ground on their fellow top-four competitors this weekend, as Barcelona are taking on Atletico, while Real Sociedad have a tough match away to Valencia.

Like Betis, Villarreal are also still in Europe, with Unai Emery's side managing to negotiate their way to the knockout round of the Champions League, where they will take on Italian giants Juventus.

El Submarino Amarillo have only won once on their travels in La Liga this season, and they will be taking on a Betis side that have picked up 20 points from their 11 home league games in 2021-22.

Real Betis La Liga form:
  • W
  • L
  • L
  • D
  • W
  • W

Real Betis form (all competitions):
  • W
  • D
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W

Villarreal La Liga form:
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • W

Villarreal form (all competitions):
  • W
  • W
  • L
  • D
  • L
  • W

Team News

Betis will again be without the services of Claudio Bravo and Martin Montoya through injury, while Cristian Tello and Victor Camarasa remain doubts for the home side.

Alex Moreno is back from a league suspension and will start, while there is also expected to be a spot in the XI for Willian Jose, who came off the bench to net against Real Sociedad in the Copa del Rey.

Juanmi has scored 12 league goals this season and will again feature in a wide area, while Sergio Canales and Nabil Fekir should make up a strong attack for the hosts, who are scoring goals at an impressive rate.

As for Villarreal, Samuel Chukwueze, Serge Aurier and Aissa Mandi are back after representing their countries at the Africa Cup of Nations, but Boulaye Dia is still involved in the tournament.

Ruben Pena and Francis Coquelin will definitely miss the contest through injury, while Yeremi Pino and Juan Foyth remain doubts, but Gerard Moreno should be fit to lead the line.

The Yellow Submarine will also be boosted by the return of key midfielder Etienne Capoue, who was absent against Mallorca before the break through suspension.

Real Betis possible starting lineup:
Silva; Sabaly, Pezzella, Gonzalez, A Moreno; Rodriguez, Carvalho; Fekir, Canales, Juanmi; Willian Jose

Villarreal possible starting lineup:
Rulli; Gaspar, Albiol, Torres, Pedraza; Parejo, Trigueros, Capoue; A Moreno, G Moreno, Gomez


We say: Real Betis 2-1 Villarreal

This should be an entertaining match between two strong sides, but it is difficult to look past Betis for the win. Villarreal have found it tough to win on their travels this term, and Betis will be absolutely flying following their brilliant victory in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey on Thursday.



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La Liga Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Real Madrid27196256213563
2Sevilla271510239182155
3Barcelona26139448291948
4Atletico MadridAtletico27146750351548
5Real Betis27144949351446
6Real Sociedad2712872829-144
7Villarreal27119747262142
8Athletic Bilbao2691072925437
9Valencia279994143-236
10Celta Vigo2798103331235
11Osasuna2798102631-535
12Espanyol2788113340-732
13Rayo Vallecano2694132832-431
14ElcheElche2778122939-1029
15Getafe2769122632-627
16Mallorca2768132645-1926
17Granada27510122843-1525
18CadizCadiz27412112339-1624
19AlavesAlaves2757152144-2322
20Levante2639142851-2318
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La Liga Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Real Madrid27196256213563
2Sevilla271510239182155
3Barcelona26139448291948
4Atletico MadridAtletico27146750351548
5Real Betis27144949351446
6Real Sociedad2712872829-144
7Villarreal27119747262142
8Athletic Bilbao2691072925437
9Valencia279994143-236
10Celta Vigo2798103331235
11Osasuna2798102631-535
12Espanyol2788113340-732
13Rayo Vallecano2694132832-431
14ElcheElche2778122939-1029
15Getafe2769122632-627
16Mallorca2768132645-1926
17Granada27510122843-1525
18CadizCadiz27412112339-1624
19AlavesAlaves2757152144-2322
20Levante2639142851-2318
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