Real Betis aims for consecutive wins in La Liga when they host Getafe this Sunday evening.
Manuel Pellegrini’s team won 1-0 against Mallorca last time, while Getafe comes from a 2-0 loss to Real Madrid.
Real Betis has had ups and downs this season but managed to get six points from their last three games, including a win over Mallorca.
They also defeated Granada but lost to Barcelona, placing them seventh in La Liga, just two points behind Real Sociedad.
With only four defeats but ten draws, Betis could have been higher in the standings.
After exiting the Copa del Rey, they are still in the Europa Conference League, facing Dinamo Zagreb soon.
Before their European match on February 15, Betis plays Getafe and Cadiz, with hopes high for their European journey under Pellegrini.
Getafe has been praised this season but has recently struggled, losing three of their last four games.
After a Copa del Rey exit and a league loss to Osasuna, they beat Granada but then lost to Real Madrid, placing them tenth in La Liga.
They are close to eighth place and far from relegation worries, having beaten Betis last season and drawn earlier this season.
Real Betis La Liga form:
Real Betis form (all competitions):
Getafe La Liga form:
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Real Betis has several injuries, missing Ezequiel Avila, Aitor Ruibal, Ayoze Perez, Guido Rodriguez, Youssouf Sabaly, and Marc Bartra.
William Carvalho and Claudio Bravo are doubtful, but Marc Roca might return after being sick.
New signing Cedric Bakambu from Galatasaray could play, but Luis Henrique has left for Botafogo.
Getafe will be without Mauro Arambarri due to a knee injury but is otherwise ready.
Juanmi Latasa may start, moving Mason Greenwood to the wing, and Jose Angel Carmona might sit out.
Real Betis possible starting lineup:
Bellerin, Pezzella, Papastathopoulos, Abner;
Rodri, Isco, Diao;
Getafe possible starting lineup:
Suarez, Duarte, Alderete, Alvarez;
Greenwood, Dakonam, Milla, Maksimovic;
Prediction: Real Betis 2-1 Getafe
This game is hard to predict with Betis not at full strength and Getafe having a solid season despite recent issues. The game could end in a draw, but we lean towards Betis securing an important win.