Daily Tips – Betis to boost European hopes


Girona have lost their way in recent weeks and European hopefuls Real Betis can take advantage when the pair meet at the Estadi Municipal de Montilivi.

The Blanquivermell have enjoyed an impressed maiden campaign in La Liga but are without a win in three and were well off the pace in last weekend’s 5-0 defeat at Real Sociedad.

Betis’ recent run of four wins has seen them surge up to fifth in the table and Quique Setien looks set to guide them into Europe.

With seventh-place Sevilla hosting sixth-place Villarreal on Saturday, this is a chance for Los Beticos to potentially cement their grip on a Europa League spot, while a chance to hinder their neighbours will only supply further motivation.

A fourth win in five away games is my bet of the night at 43/20, as despite Girona being unbeaten at home in 2018, the momentum seems to be heading in the Andalusians’ direction.

Elsewhere and in the English Championship, Aston Villa can take advantage of Leeds’ woeful form.

The Villans themselves lost some momentum towards the end of last month but seem to be getting back up to speed in time for the play-offs.

Leeds have won just twice this year and although Paul Heckingbottom perhaps deserves a summer to sort things out, it is unclear if he will get the chance.

With Villa having won their last two at home to zero, a repeat of that is 27/20.