Real Betis vs Racing Santander – Hosts tipped to be too strong for Segunda leaders

Los Verdiblancos can secure passage into the Copa Del Rey quarter finals
Real Betis tipped to close out Copa del Rey tie with Racing Santander (Getty Images)
Real Betis tipped to close out Copa del Rey tie with Racing Santander (Getty Images)

Real Betis vs Racing Santander Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Real Betis are set to claim the win when they face Segunda B team Racing Santander at the Estadio Benito Villamarin in the Round of 16 of the Copa Del Rey. There is added value on goals so a stake on an outcome of over 2.5 goals is advised.

Real Betis Balompie Form & Team News


Los Verdiblancos have been plagued by inconsistency all season as they have claimed just five wins in 14 La Liga matches so far. Quique Setien's team have however suffered just one defeat in their last five matches and are up to 10th in the standings.

Real Betis were victorious in the first leg of this tie having claimed a 1-0 victory in Santander back in November. They also secured a similar result in their last League outing as they saw off Real Sociedad last Sunday.

Junior Firpo struck the winner against Sociedad for his third goal in his last four La Liga matches. The 22-year-old is expected to continue at left wingback while Cristian Tello could be handed a start after making a second half appearance on Sunday.

Quique Setien's Real Betis team are expected to progress with victory over Racing Santander (Getty Images)

Racing Santander Form & Team News


Racing Santander have been the dominant team in the Segunda B this season as they are currently nine points clear at the top of the standings. They have suffered just one defeat in 16 matches and are unbeaten in their last five.

Since suffering a 1-0 home defeat in the first leg of this tie, Ivan Ania's team have won four and drawn one of their last five matches. They head to Betis off the back of a 3-1 victory away at Amorebieta in the Segunda on Saturday.

Jon Ander Perez opened the scoring and is likely to start on Thursday. The 28-year-old should partner Daniel Segovia in attack for Santander with both men scoring a combined 10 goals this season.

Real Betis vs Racing Santander Head-to-Head


Real Betis have the edge in this fixture having claimed 12 wins and suffered just five defeats in 31 previous matches against Racing Santander. The hosts have also come out on top in recent fixtures with five wins in the last six meetings.

Real Betis vs Racing Santander Match Up


Betis are known for their ball retention as they like to dominate possession. The duo of Giovanni Lo Celso and Andres Guardado keep things moving in midfield while the pace and movement of Loren Moron and Joaquin in attack could prove too much to handle for Racing Santander.

Real Betis forward Loren Moron is expected to be a key man for the hosts (Getty Images)

Real Betis vs Racing Santander Key Statistics


  • Real Betis have won 5 of their last 6 matches against Racing Santander (All Competitions).
  • Real Betis have seen Over 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 6 matches (Copa Del Rey).
  • Racing Santander have lost 4 of their last 6 away matches (Copa Del Rey).

Real Betis vs Racing Santander Verdict


Real Betis have a great record in this fixture which looks set to continue on Thursday. They are likely to claim the win and book their place in the quarter finals of the Copa Del Rey.

Best Bet: Real Betis Win & Over 2.5 goals @ 1.97 – 5 Units
Correct Score Tip: Real Betis Win 2-1 @ 9.00 – 2 Units
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