Elche 2-3 Real Betis – Betting Review



Betting Analysis

Looking at the 1×2 market first. As mentioned in this section of the preview, I thought Betis offered slightly odds against was very generous and although they traded much higher before the late goals, the visitor got a fully deserved win @ 2.05.

Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. Again, Betis were deemed to be undervalued (but better price on 1×2) in this market as well as the 1×2. Betis won -0.5 @ 2.01.

Looking at The Under/Over goal line last of all. Over was a strong preference here because, as outlined in several recent Betting Reviews on Elche, they have become more of a risk-taking side through necessity to win. And this was the case here once more, helping Over 2.25 @ to win comfortably @ 1.85.


Match Summary

In an enthralling game with several twists and turns, Real Betis came from behind and thanks to a dominant second half, defeated a heartbroken Elche.

Due to heavy Betis pressure once they went two goals down but particularly in the second period, the host were reduced to ten men on the hour and late on, played with nine men.

The visitor missed a penalty and other big chances and although the last two goals came late on, they were absolutely deserved. In fact, it should never have been so difficult for the away team to win. Fair score 2-4.

In the end Real Betis bounced back after conceding two early goals to secure a 3-2 win, with all three of their goals coming after the hour mark.

Sitting rock bottom and facing every game like it’s a must win, it was no surprise that Elche came out swinging to salvage their top-flight status

Playing with good intensity and ambition, they were quickly rewarded when Tete Morente was tripped for a penalty. Fidel sent the keeper the wrong way for 1-0.

La Liga’s lowest home scorers struck 2nd goal to shock Betis. Lucas Boye scored a fine effort from a nice run and finish into the corner. Elche looked nothing like the side which their fans had seen all season at that stage.

However, it went downhill for them as Betis started to raise their focus and intensity.

Ayoze Pérez sprung the offside trap but failed to beat the keeper when he should have got his side back into it.

Betis improved even more in the second half which became one sided as Elche were forced into a shell.

Pérez’s curling effort was tipped behind by Badia and not long after the pressure finally told.

Elche saw Lisandro Magallán handle in order to prevent a goalscoring opportunity. A straight red was the only outcome, leaving an already under pressure and nervy host play with one man less for the remaining 30 minutes.

Defender Morente clattered into Pérez for a Betis penalty that Borja Iglesias stroked into the bottom-right corner past Badia converted for 2-1.

Betis continued to take advantage and pepper Elche, the leveller was very much on the cards and it came just three minutes later. Miranda’s cross evaded everyone and nestled into the bottom corner.

Centre back Enzo Roco then handled in the area to gift Betis another penalty, but this time Borja Iglesias’ decent spot-kick was brilliantly saved by Badía. It was his first penalty miss in five years.

In a frantic ending, Roco conceded another penalty for handball and was dismissed, before Willian José made no mistake from 18 yards.