Their first match of 2014 sees them visit the side currently occupying the final position of salvation in the table, namely 17th placed Real Valladolid, in a game of massive significance to both sides.
Paddy Power price a home victory at 13/10 (2.30) while a much needed away win for Betis is offered at 2/1 (3.00). A draw is priced at 23/10 (3.30).
Sadly for the verdiblancos their defence has been so woeful this season that the smart move seems to be backing Betis to concede some goals.
Valladolid to score or two more is offered at a healthy looking 11/10 (2.10) and the statistics make this selection well worthy of some consideration.
The side from Castille and Leon have been solid at home losing just one of their last six matches, during which time they have netted two or more goals on four occasions.
Furthermore, Betis' aforementioned leaky defence has seen them concede two or more goals in each of their last six away matches in La Liga.
Valladolid possess forward players like Javi Guerra and Patrick Ebert capable of genuine quality and against a badly out of form Betis side, there is every chance that the hosts can score at least twice.
|Valladolid to score over 1.5 goals at 11/10 (2.10) 2.0pt stake with Paddy Power|
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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV presenter in Madrid