This weekend, two of La Liga’ more respected sides take to the field in what should be a pulsating game. Given that Betis have been involved in more exciting games than any other side this year, and Villarreal are a full-throttle attacking side, this should be a very interesting game to watch.
Betis are a side that love to attack, and the recent signing of centre-back Marc Bartra only reinforces that attacking credential. The ex-Dortmund man is by no means a rugged defender, but will add even more to their attacking impetus.
They come into this one with back-to-back losses slowing down their post-derby momentum, and find themselves down in 13th place. A rapid start to the season now has fans worried about relegation once again, which makes their all-out attacking style (and signings) even more interesting.
With the likes of Sergio Leon and Ryad Boudebouz struggling to find their early-season form again, this will be an interesting watch as Betis try to find that scoring streak once again.
Unbeaten in some time and with 3 wins on the spin – and 5 in 6 – Villarreal are flying at present. They look up for every game they play, and the form of Rodri, Fornals and Castillejo has helped to drive the Yellow Submarine forward this year.
Sitting pretty in 5th, they have the opportunity to do a lot of damage this weekend. Their lethal attack, neck-breaking midfield and rapid pace throughout the side makes them the perfect antidote to the full-throttle nature of their opponents.
We expect this to be a fantastic match, with a Betis loss the most likely outcome. Villarreal are solid and shouldn’t be drawn into the madness that Betis often produce, meaning they should able to out-think their ambitious, overly-offensive opponents.