Betis secured a point in this fixture last season and can do so again on Sunday evening.
Villarreal v Real Betis- Sunday 17:30, Sky Sports 3
Villarreal suffered their first defeat of the season as they let a 1-0 defeat slip at Eibar, but they nonetheless remain in 5th. Betis, meanwhile, were beaten for the fifth time this term as they lost 1-0 at home to Espanyol and as a result drop down to 13th.
Villarreal have won their last four at home, scoring 12 goals in the process but their record when hosting teams between 10th and 15th is just W3-D2-L2 since the start of last season as they managed just seven goals in these games and trailed at the break in five. Villarreal are a side that prefer to stay nice and compact and play on the counter, but they often come unstuck when they’re forced to dictate play against the lesser sides.
Betis have won at Valencia and in their last road game at Osasuna and while it might be beyond them to win here, we think they can manage a draw. They secured a point in this fixture last season, whilst this term they’ve only been beaten narrowly 1-0 in recent away trips to Sevilla and Sociedad. We expect this to be a similarly cagey encounter, with Under 2.5 Goals and Under 1.5 Goals both worth consideration at 1.87 and 3.6 respectively.