Real Betis will aim to build on their good results when they welcome Alaves on Tuesday when they continue their La Liga campaign, after surprisingly defeating Sevilla in the Copa del Rey.
The hosts are currently sitting 3rd in the league, with 34 points from their opening 20 matches, while Alaves are 18th, having collected 17 points from their 20 games this season.
Betis overturned the game from a goal down to defeat Sevilla in the last-16 of the Copa del Rey, with the match restarting on Sunday after being postponed on Saturday evening.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side will now get their focus back to their league campaign when they play Alaves at home, and will aim to returning to winning ways in La Liga, having failed to win in the league since December 12.
Betis have collected just one point from their last three matches but are enjoying an impressive season in the league, and they are very much in the race for a top-four finish at this stage.
On the other hand, Alaves were knocked out of the Copa del Rey in December, and they have not been in action since picking up a goalless draw with Athletic Bilbao in the league on January 9.
Alaves have held Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao in a draw in their opening two matches of 2022 but have not won in La Liga since defeating Levante 2-1 at the start on November.
Jose Luis Mendilibar was appointed head coach of Alaves at the end of December, and he has picked up draws in his two games in the reigns.
El Glorioso have found it difficult on their outings this season, winning just one of their nine matches, but they will have had much longer time to prepare for this match than Betis.
Real Betis vs Alaves head to head
The pair have previously met on 23 encounters in all competitions, where Betis are leading with 11 victories while Alaves have won 7, and they have drawn in 5. Betis have scored 26 goals and conceded 22. In their last five meetings, Betis have won three, Alaves one with one draw.
Alaves 1-1 Real Betis 05/01/20
Real Betis 1-2 Alaves 16/07/20
Alaves 0-1 Real Betis 13/09/20
Real Betis 3-2 Alaves 08/03/21
Alaves 0-1 Real Betis 18/10/21
Real Betis latest home form
Betis have recently been on a good run of form at home, having lost just one of their last five matches, winning the other four. They defeated Sevilla 2-1 in their last home game in the Copa del Rey. In their last five they have scored 11 goals and conceded 4.
Real Betis 2-0 Ferencvaros 25/11/21
Real Betis 3-1 Levante 28/11/21
Real Betis 4-0 Real Sociedad 12/12/21
Real Betis 0-2 Celta Vigo 02/01/22
Real Betis 2-1 Sevilla 2-1 Sevilla 16/01/22
Real Betis latest away form
Betis have recently not had such a good record of results on the road as at home. They have won two, drawn one and lost two of their last five away matches. They managed to defeat Talavera 4-2 after extra time and Real Valladolid 3-0 in the Copa del Rey.
Celtic 3-2 Real Betis 09/12/21
Talavera 2-4(E) Real Betis 16/12/21
Athletic Bilbao 3-2 Real Betis 19/12/21
Real Valladolid 0-3 Real Betis 05/01/22
Rayo Vallecano 1-1 Real Betis 09/01/22
Alaves latest home form
Alaves have recently been on a relatively good form at home, having lost just one of their last six matches, although they have won just two of the same. They have won one, drawn three and lost one of their last five, scoring 5 goals and conceding 5 in the process.
Alaves 2-1 Levante 06/11/21
Alaves 1-2 Celta Vigo 27/11/21
Alaves 1-1 Getafe 11/12/21
Alaves 1-1 Real Sociedad 02/01/22
Alaves 0-0 Athletic Bilbao 09/01/22
Alaves latest away form
El Glorioso have recently been on a poor run of form, having won just one of their last seven away matches, and they have lost in their last four. They recently lost 2-1 to Linares Deportivo in the Copa del Rey, before losing to Rayo Vallecano and Villarreal in the league.
Unami 0-3 Alaves 30/11/21
Granada 2-1 Alaves 03/12/21
Linares Deportivo 2-1 Alaves 14/12/21
Rayo Vallecano 2-0 Alaves 18/12/21
Villarreal 5-2 Alaves 21/12/21
Real Betis news
Betis will be missing Hector Bellerin who is a fitness doubt, while Alex Moreno is on suspension, which could allow Youssouf Salaby and Victor Ruiz to start in defence.
Martin Montoya and Willian Jose are sidelined through injury, while Fekir, Juanmi and Canales are likely to feature behind striker Borja Iglesias.
Pere Pons, John Guidetti, Ximo Navarro and Saul Garcia will be missing out through COVID-19 and injury, while defender Florian Lejeune is absent through suspension.
Forward Miguel de la Fuente shuold again feature alongside Joselu, while Edgar Mendez and Facundo Pellistri will be options for change in the attacking areas.
Prediction and Odds
Alaves have recently shown some improvement in the league, and they will try to pose some challenge to their hosts. But Betis have not won in their last three games in the league, and they will have more confidence after their cup success over Sevilla at home to win the game.
Odds: 1 1.80 X 2.45 2 2.60
Real Betis 1-0 Alaves
Real Betis 2-0 Alaves
Real Betis 2-1 Alaves
Real Betis 3-1 Alaves
Real Betis 3-2 Alaves