Espanyol defeats Real Betis 1-0 with a goal scored by M. Braithwaite. HIGHLIGHTS

CORNELLA DE LLOBREGAT. Espanyol defeats Real Betis 1-0 after M. Braithwaite scored just 1 goal (44').

Espanyol defeats Real Betis 1-0 with a goal scored by M. Braithwaite. HIGHLIGHTS

CORNELLA DE LLOBREGAT. Espanyol beats Real Betis 1-0 after M. Braithwaite scored just 1 goal (44′). Real Betis was decisively superior in terms of ball possession (70%).​

The match was played at the RCDE Stadium stadium in Cornella de Llobregat on Saturday and it started at 4:15 pm local time. In front of 20,811 spectators.​ The referee was Pablo González Fuertes with the help of Alfredo Rodríguez Moreno and Israel Bárcena Rodríguez. The 4th official was David Cambronero González. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 9.4 degrees Celsius or 48.85 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 33%.​

Match Statistics​

  • ! 30 Ball Possession 70
Shots
  • 8 Total 14
  • 2 On Target 4
  • 6 Off Target 10
  • 0 Shots blocked 0
  • 77 Attack 131
  • 42 Dangerous attack 77
  • 2 Ball safe​ 0
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 7 Corners 4
  • 2 Off Sides 1
Fouls
  • 18 Total 8
  • 3 Yellow Cards 2
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 3 Substitutions 4

Ball possession

Real Betis was in firm control of the ball 70% while Espanyol was struggling with a 30% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

Real Betis was putting more pressure with 77 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 4 were on target. Still, Espanyol succeeded in find the solution to win this contest.​

Espanyol shot 8 times, 2 on target, 6 off target. On the opposite side, Real Betis shot 14 times, 4 on target, 10 off target.

Cards

Espanyol received 3 yellow cards (Javi Puado, C. Montes and Rubén Sánchez). On the opposite side, Real Betis received 2 yellow cards (Guido Rodríguez and Aitor Ruibal).

Match Timeline

24'
Guido Rodríguez- Yellow
Javi Puado- Yellow
27'
Martin Braithwaite(goal)
44'
César Montes- Yellow
57'
60'
Rodrigo Sánchez Rodriguez- sub ->Guido Rodríguez
Fernando Calero- sub ->Aleix Vidal
72'
74'
Joaquín Sánchez Rodríguez- sub ->Andrés Guardado
81'
Willian José da Silva- sub ->Luiz Henrique
Nico Melamed- sub ->Javi Puado
81'
81'
Juan Miranda González- sub ->Abner
R. Sánchez Sáez- sub ->Martin Braithwaite
81'
R. Sánchez Sáez- Yellow
89'
90'
Aitor Ruibal García- Yellow

Standings

After playing this match, Espanyol will have 20 points like Valencia to remain in the 13th place. On the opposite side, Real Betis will stay with 28 points like Osasuna to hold in the 6th place.

Next matches

In the next match in the La Liga, Espanyol will play away with Almería on the 27th of January with a 7-4 head to head statistic in favor of Espanyol (4 draws).

Real Betis will play away agasint Getafe on the 28th of January with a 10-9 head to head record in favor of Getafe (9 draws).

Espanyol – Formation

Espanyol
G
7.1
D
Leandro Cabrera 4.Uruguay
7.8
D
Brian Oliván 14.Spain
7.1
D
César Montes 23.Mexico
7.1
57'
D
Oscar Regaño 2.Spain
7.5
M
Aleix Vidal 22.Spain
6.1
72'
M
Darder 10.Spain
7.1
M
Vinicius Costa 12.Brazil
7.2
M
Javi Puado 7.Spain
6.3
81' 27'
F
Joselu 9.Spain
6.8
F
Martin Braithwaite 17.Denmark
6.9
81' Goals44'
Substitutes
G
Joan García 1.Spain
D
6.3
81' 89'
D
Fernando Calero 5.Spain
6.8
72'
D
Omar El Hilali 26.Morocco
D
Sergi Gómez 24.Spain
M
M
Roger Santamaria 35.Spain
M
Pol Lozano 6.Spain
M
Nico Melamed 21.Spain
6.2
81'
M
Edu Expósito 20.Spain
F
Dani Gómez 19.Spain

Espanyol started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

The manager Diego Martínez Penas decided to play with the following team: Álvaro Fernández (7.1), Óscar Gil (7.5), César Montes (7.1), Leandro Cabrera (7.8), Brian Oliván (7.1), Aleix Vidal (6.1), Vinícius Souza (7.2), Sergi Darder (7.1), Javi Puado (6.3), Joselu (6.8) and Martin Braithwaite (6.9).

The home team had on the bench: Ruben Sanchez Saez (6.3), Fernando Calero (6.8), Ronaël Pierre-Gabriel, Joan García, José Carlos Lazo, Roger Martínez, Omar El Hilali, Pol Lozano, Nicolás Melamed (6.2), Edu Expósito, Sergi Gómez and Dani Gómez.

Substitutions

Espanyol made 3 changes: Aleix Vidal for Fernando Calero (72′), Javi Puado for Nico Melamed (81′) and Martin Braithwaite for Rubén Sánchez (81′).

Best player: Leandro Cabrera​

Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Espanyol was Leandro Cabrera even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.

His rating is (7.8) with 18 passes (72% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 3. He hit the woodwork once times.

Real Betis – Formation

Real Betis
G
C. Bravo Muñoz 1.Chile
6.2
D
G. Pezzella 16.Argentina
6.8
D
7.6
90'
D
7.0
D
A. Da Silva 20.Brazil
6.6
81'
M
7.0
74'
M
7.2
M
W. Silva de 14.Portugal
7.2
M
G. Rodríguez 5.Argentina
6.6
60' 24'
M
L. Rosa da 11.Brazil
6.6
81'
F
6.6
Substitutes
G
D. Martín 25.Spain
G
R. Dantas 13.Portugal
D
J. Miranda 33.Spain
6.2
81'
D
V. Ruíz 6.Spain
D
Y. Sabaly 23.Senegal
D
M. Montoya 2.Spain
M
P. Akouokou 4.Côte d'Ivoire
M
R. Sánchez 28.Spain
6.5
60'
M
J. Sánchez 17.Spain
6.4
74'
F
W. da 12.Brazil
6.3
81'
F
L. Morón 21.Spain

Real Betis started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

Manuel Luis Pellegrini Ripamonti played with: Claudio Bravo (6.2), Aitor Ruibal (7.6), Germán Pezzella (6.8), Edgar González (7.0), Abner Vinícius (6.6), Guido Rodríguez (6.6), William Carvalho (7.2), Luiz Henrique (6.6), Sergio Canales (7.2), Andrés Guardado (7.0) and Borja Iglesias (6.6).

These were the players on the bench: Paul Akouokou, Dani Martín, Juan Miranda (6.2), Rui Silva, Willian José (6.3), Rodri Sánchez (6.5), Víctor Ruiz, Youssouf Sabaly, Martín Montoya, Joaquín (6.4) and Loren Morón.

Substitutions

Real Betis made 4 changes: Guido Rodríguez for Rodri (60′), Andrés Guardado for Joaquín (74′), Luiz Henrique for Willian José (81′) and Abner for Juan Miranda (81′).

Best player: Aitor Ruibal​

The most impressive player for Real Betis was Aitor Ruibal.

His rating is (7.6) with 47 passes (91% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 9 duels out of 16. He performed 3 crosses.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the La Liga.​