Forget about Barcelona and Real Madrid for a moment and focus on two very good teams that are fighting to get into the La Liga top four. Right now, Villarreal is sixth, while Real Betis is fifth. Both are starting to build a non-losing streak, which makes this matchup even more interesting. The home side dominates the soccer odds, but Real Betis won its last three matches on the road.
Villarreal: Back on Track
After losing 1-0 to Barcelona and 4-2 to Mallorca, Villarreal managed to win its last two games with a 4-1 aggregate. First, it defeated Getafe 2-1 at home, with Samuel Chukwueze and Jose Morales as the scorers. Most recently, it defeated Almeria 2-0, with Gerard Moreno and Morales as the scorers. The club controlled the Las Vegas odds in both matches, just like it does for Sunday’s clash.
They also managed to snatch a point from Anderlecht in the UEFA Conference League. That match was on Thursday and ended 1-1. Manu Trigueros scored Villarreal, which won possession with 54% and finished with more shots on goal despite being the visitor.
Regarding La Liga, Villarreal has been considerably better when playing at home, where it owns a 7-1-3 record. While it lost to Barcelona, it managed to defeat Real Madrid 2-1. Plus, win or lose, each of its last six matches at El Madrigal finished with a one-goal difference, meaning you can expect a close contest on Sunday.
Time to check the soccer lines! Villarreal is offering a -110 price to win straight up. Not bad for a team with the fourth-best defense in the league.
Real Betis: Determined to Bounce Back
Last week, Real Betis drew 0-0 to Real Madrid at home. That was a great result considering Los Blancos are the top-scoring team in the league. In fact, Real Madrid finished with 15 shots in total, but Betis’ defensive unit never gave in.
Nevertheless, Real Betis failed to do the same at Old Trafford when facing Manchester United in the UEFA Europa League. The Red Devils controlled the game from start to end and won 4-1. Marcus Rashford scored the opener only six minutes into the match.
Despite our first-leg lead, @LisandrMartinez is taking nothing for granted against Real Betis 👇#MUFC || #UEL
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 10, 2023
The good news is that Ayoze Perez scored. Perez signed with the club a couple of months ago and has had trouble adapting. However, after regaining some confidence, he should contribute a lot more. He’s expected to become Borja Iglesias’ partner in crime. Iglesias is the team’s top scorer with 10 goals. Overall, only three other players have scored more goals than him.
Real Betis is offering a +300 price in the sportsbook to win straight up. The club is 6-2-4 when playing on the road, pretty much the same record it owns at home.
Villarreal vs Real Betis Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 43
- Villarreal Victories: 16 (60 goals)
- Real Betis Victories: 17 (59 goals)
- Draws: 10
The first meeting between these two was extremely close. Real Betis won 1-0 thanks to Rodrigo Sanchez, who scored in the second half. Real Betis finished with more shots on goal, but Villarreal won possession with 53%.
Regardless of recent scores and odds, we’re talking about a very even series. Villarreal won five of their last 10 meetings, while Real Betis won four. Plus, both scored in six of those encounters.
Villarreal vs Real Betis Match Information
- Match: Villarreal vs Real Betis
- Date/Time: Sunday, March 12th, 1:30 p.m. ET
- Location: El Madrigal, Villarreal
- Villarreal vs Real Betis Live Stream: fubo.tv
Villarreal vs Real Betis Betting Lines
Villarreal vs Real Betis Picks and Prediction
Both traveled and had an exhausting match on Thursday, so I doubt they’ll be at 100%. Don’t get me wrong, I still expect a great match, but there’s a good chance both managers will make several changes in the starting lineup.
That being said, I recommend including the draw in your betting online ticket since you can win almost the same as if you bet on the underdog.
The Villareal are listed at -110 in our Vegas La Liga lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Villareal, you have a chance to win $91. The Betis are +300 , offering a chance to win $300 on a $100 wager. The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Villareal a 52.38% chance to win, with Betis at 25.00%.