Girona vs Real Betis Preview & Prediction | 2022-23 Spanish Primera
When is Girona vs Real Betis on and what time does it start? Girona vs Real Betis will take place on Sunday 28th May, 2023 – 18:00 (UK)
Where can I get tickets for Girona vs Real Betis ? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information
What TV channel is Girona vs Real Betis on in the UK? Girona vs Real Betis will be televised live on LaLigaTV (Sky channel 435, Virgin channel 554) for those with a Viaplay subscription, while Sky and Virgin customers can also sign up to the channel.
Where can I stream Girona vs Real Betis in the UK? Girona vs Real Betis can be streamed live on Viaplay
Following promotion last season, Girona have enjoyed a remarkable 2022/23 La Liga campaign and return to the top-flight. The Catalans head into the final two rounds of fixtures well in contention for a top seven finish and potential UEFA Europa Conference League qualification. It would be the first time they have qualified for European football in their history.
Under the management of Michel, they have been an absolute breath of fresh air in the Spanish top-flight and one of the most entertaining sides to watch. In fact, only three teams, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, have scored more goals than Girona’s 56 this season; whilst only four sides, Cadiz and the bottom three, Valladolid, Espanyol and Elche, have conceded more often.
The hosts come into this on the back of a 1-1 draw with Celta Vigo in their most recent outing, during the midweek. That sharing of the spoils has extended their winless run to three matches but they begin the weekend’s round of fixtures sitting just a point behind Osasuna in seventh.
Manuel Pellegrini’s Real Betis have often been very entertaining to watch but with off-field financial issues forcing cut-backs for the Andalusians, they have had their attacking wings clipped. Despite having to adapt the style of football at the Benito Villamarin, Betis have already confirmed their qualification for next season’s UEFA Europa League.
The visitors do come into this on the back of a slender 1-0 loss at home to Getafe in their most recent outing, during the midweek. Real Betis have managed just two victories in their last seven matches and just three in their last ten as they have to settle for a top six spot instead of mounting a serious challenge for the top four and UEFA Champions League qualification.
That aforementioned 1-0 defeat away to struggling Getafe may well be an example of how Betis treat the final two matches of the season with little to play for. Omar Alderete scored in the 69th minute and that proved to be the winner with German Pezzella shown a red card with less than 15 minutes of the match to go.
Osasuna head to relegation battling Getafe, whilst Athletic Club host bottom-of-the-table and already relegated Elche this weekend. If both sides drop points then Girona will head into the final round of fixtures, where they will indeed travel to Pamplona to face Osasuna, sitting seventh in the table and in pole position to earn UEFA Europa Conference League qualification. Real Betis, on the other hand, have very little to play for and will also be without key defender German Pezzella, due to his aforementioned red card picked up in midweek. Betis can relax ahead of the end of the season, whilst Girona will be intent on playing their way which has made them one of the most entertaining teams to watch in La Liga. A high-scoring encounter is expected and both teams should score in Catalonia.
TIP: BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE