Phil Kitromilides saw enough from Betis at the Bernabeu on Sunday night to suggest they can net over 1.5 goals against the Czech outfit this eveningHaving put in a brilliant performance only to concede late on to come away from their league opener at Real Madrid with a 2-1 defeat on Sunday, Real Betis travel to the Czech Republic hoping to secure their place in the group stages of the Europa League.
Standing in their way are Jablonec the side that finished 4th in the Czech league last season. The hosts however are clear outsiders priced at 11/4 (3.75) by Coral for the win with Betis odds-on at 4/5 (1.80).
Given Betis' showing at the Bernabeu on Sunday night, that price of 4/5 (1.80) for an Andalusian win looks tempting. The verdiblancos dominated a large part of the first half against Madrid, with Joan Verdu orchestrating the midfield and Cedric terrorizing the flanks.
They scored once, missed another glorious chance as well as hitting the bar.
Afterwards, manager Pepe Mel said their failure to score a second was the crucial factor in the defeat, but the fact that they created the chances will have been of some comfort.
Against much inferior opposition as Jablonec clearly are, Betis should find the back of the net, and while the price on them to score over 0.5 goals is an un-backable 1/5 (1.20) , the price of 11/10 (2.10) on them to net over 1.5 goals appeals.
Last season this bet paid out in 14 league matches involving Betis, including against Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. This Betis side has goals in them and a small investment in them scoring two or more is an attractive option.
|Real Betis to score over 1.5 goals at 11/10 (2.10) 1.0 point with Coral|
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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV Presenter in Madrid