Real Betis - Aris Limassol predictions and free betting tips [09/11/2023]
Today Betis will meet Aris from Limassol in the 4th round of the Champions League group stage, to be held at the "Benito Villamarin" stadium in Seville.
Betis: Silva, Abner, Roca, Pessella, Ruibal, Carvalho, Perez, Rodriguez, Ezzalzuli, Willian Jose, Luis Enrique.
Aris Limassol: Vana Alves, Boakye, Muketu-Mussunda, Yago, Urosevich, Syoka, Struski, Mayambela, Gomis, Bengtson, Babika.
"Betis" leads the group, with the team amassing 6 points in 3 rounds. In La Liga, the Spaniards are positioned at the 6th spot with 20 points. Betis often plays out draws, but was able to beat Mallorca 2:0 in the last round. Head coach Manuel Pellegrini utilises a 4-2-3-1 scheme. The most celebrated player in the “Cucumber Growers” line-up is Isco, who in a recent interview expressed his delight at being part of his new team. In Seville, the Spanish midfielder has successfully rebooted his career and emerged as the club's leader.
Aris was initially considered as one of the group's underdogs, currently bottom of the quartet, but still with prospects of making it to the playoffs. The Cypriots have 3 points in their coffer. In the Cyprus championship, the team is in pole position with 23 points. They claimed victory over "Nea Salamis" 2:1 in the last round. Managed by head coach Alexey Shpilevsky, they primarily use a 4-4-2 formation.
The islanders' top scorer is Gomis, who has netted 10 goals. In European cups, including qualifiers, "Aris" has yet to keep a clean sheet, despite their commendable scoring prowess. The experienced Russian player Alexander Kokorin will be absent for the encounter with Betis due to injury. He is once again on loan from Fiorentina to Aris.
The rivals have only played each other once, with "Betis" securing a slim away victory in the previous round. The sole goal of the match was scored by Perez in the 75th minute. Interestingly, the first half had gone goalless.
Match prediction: Betis - Aris
Betis will be looking to claim victory in their home game against the Islanders to secure an early passage into the playoffs. My bet is on the hosts for a win.