A calendar that invites optimism

Real Madrid are the only team in the top seven that Pellegrini’s men have yet to face in the second round

Pudo take the three points in front of the Atletico Madrid, but the tie, because of how the game ended and because of the results that his rivals had achieved hours before in the fight for Europe, can perfectly be considered as a step forward for the Betis in his goal of playing European competitions next season. Those of Pellegrini They emerged unscathed from their crossing in front of the leader and have enough arguments to look optimistically at the final stretch of the championship.

The stumble of the Villarreal on The ceramic versus Osasuna allowed the Betis, with his tie on Sunday distancing himself by one point on the team of Emery, which also has won the ‘goalaverage’ particular. The Real society Nor was he able to win on his visit to Mestalla, although with 47 points, the same as the Verdiblancos, they retain fifth place due to the results in their direct duels (they won 0-3 in the Benito Villamarin and drew 2-2 in the Reale Arena).

The good for those of Pellegrini is that, having overcome the complicated obstacle in front of the team that directs Simeone, the calendar offers them, at least theoretically, very good prospects. The Real Madrid, which he will visit next week, is the only team in the top seven in The league who has not yet faced the Betis in the second league round. Thus, the eight games that remain to finish the course will be practically all against teams in the middle and lower area of ​​the table.

A theoretically favorable timetable

In addition to his trip to Valdebebas, the Betis has pending to receive at home Valencia, Athletic, grenade Y Huesca, and visit Valladolid, Eibar Y Celtic. Of these seven teams, four are right now in no man’s land, somewhat far from the fight for Europe and without problems to be immersed in the fight to avoid relegation, and three are being played to maintain the category next season.

Betis calendar
Betis calendar

Among its rivals, the Real society It has a calendar relatively similar to that of the Verdiblancos, although with more duels against the first classified. Must receive Seville, Celtic, Elche Y Valladolid and visit Eibar, Huesca, Atletico Madrid Y Osasuna. For him VillarrealHowever, the end of the season is much more demanding, at least a priori, due to the level of the teams that still have to face.

Those of Emery, who also suffer the wear and tear of playing two games a week while still immersed in the final qualifying rounds of the UEFA Europa League, their second way to try to get the continental ticket, they must receive Barcelona, Getafe, Celtic Y Seville, and visit I raised, Alaves, Valladolid Y Real Madrid. A complex calendar that gives ‘wings’ to Betis in their fight for the fifth or sixth place in the standings.

Pending distribution of places

So much Betis What Real society Y Villarreal will be very aware this next Saturday of the result of the final of the Copa del Rey Come in Barcelona Y Athletic club, on which the distribution of places for the continental competitions of the next course depends directly.

When determining this continental distribution, the possibility that Villarreal or grenade they will manage to conquer the Europa League, so it will not be clear for a few days or weeks if the sixth classified will have a place in the second continental competition or if they will have to settle for the new one. Conference league.

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