Real Betis 5/6 to beat Levante in Fridays La Liga opener
Competition: La Liga
Market: Real Betis win
Odds: 5/6 @ Bet 365
After securing European football thanks to a successful season last year, Real Betis have continued their good form during pre-season and will be looking to get their first points of the season when they host Levante on Friday.
Starting with the hosts, after securing a sixth-place finish in La Liga last season and battling off the likes of Sevilla, Real Betis are hoping for another eye-catching year. Finishing last season with only Barcelona and Real Madrid holding a batter attacking record, they have continued to shine in pre-season. Unbeaten in their eight friendly matches, winning six and drawing two, they have also won their last four matches on the bounce. Most impressive will be their form in the final third, beating Premier League sides such as Bournemouth and Cardiff City, the hosts have now scored 11 in their last four.
As for the visitors, although a terrific run of form may have helped them extend their La Liga status, Levante could struggle this time around, especially with star man Jefferson Lerma heading to Bournemouth over the summer. Although they are coming off the back of a pair of penalty victories over Real Zaragoza and Albacete, they did lose their opening four friendly matches and more worrying for the visitors, up against a free-scoring Real Betis side, Levante have now failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last nine.
Bet: Real Betis to beat Levante in Fridays La Liga opener 5/6 @ Bet 365