Real Betis play host Malaga on Friday night as the Sevilla based side hope to bounce back from derby defeat to Sevilla on Tuesday night.
Real Betis Betting News
Real Betis will be hoping kick-start their season on Friday night, having lost the Seville derby on Monday night.
In a congested week of Spanish top-flight football Betis have descended into the quagmire of the bottom half of the table.
Betis coach Gus Poyet will have some welcomed good news with the return of Alejandro Martínez Sánchez who has returned to training following a spell on the sidelines with a dislocated shoulder.
Elsewhere, Aissa Mandi and Antonio Sanabria are both doubts for Friday’s clash with the duo suffering with groin injuries.
Furthermore, Jonas Martin is being monitored ‘day to day’ due to an ankle problem, while Riza Durmisi is currently out with illness.
Malaga Betting News
Malaga meanwhile go into Friday’s clash on the back of a 2-1 victory over SD Eibar on Tuesday night.
Malaga currently sit 13th in the table as of the time of writing, but that may change due to the ongoing busy schedule this week.
Malaga boss Juande Ramos has far less injuries concerns than his opponent in the dugout, with just Robson Weligton a doubt as he recovers from a meniscus injury.
He was even able to welcome back Javier Ontiveros back into the fray this week following time out with a thigh injury.
Real Betis vs Malaga Match Prediction
Friday night begins right on the back of gameweek five, spanning the whole week. Real Betis have begun the season in similar form to their opponents, having earned five points each.
Malaga are on the back of a win however, while the home side will be reeling from their derby loss to Sevilla. Taking into account all relevant factors and a draw seems the likely outcome in this clash, but don’t expect much quality on the pitch.