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Football Bet of the Day: Back Las Palmas to lose in La Liga

Betis coach Manuel Pellegrini
Manuel Pellegrini's Betis have been impressive recently

Betis can best their hosts in Spain today, says Tobias Gourlay


Las Palmas v Betis
Thursday 18:30
(Live on LaLigaTV)

In Brazil last night, Sport Recife's perfect start to the season came to a juddering halt in Ituano. The hosts beat them 1-0 and our bet went down with the visitors.

We're in Spain today for the Las Palmas-Betis game in La Liga. The hosts are in free fall and we're not sure Betis - who won the reverse fixture 1-0 earlier this season - will break that fall...

Home and away, Garcia Pimienta's Las Palmas have lost eight Liga games in a row. They must've thought they were safe and, despite the atrocious run, they almost are: they're five points clear of the drop zone with two rounds (and this game in hand) to go.

At Estadio Gran Canaria, the hosts have lost their last four, all without scoring. In the calendar year, they have lost 6/9 there.

Manuel Pellegrini's Betis are chasing a fourth straight top-six finish. They're sixth at the moment and, with Sociedad just a point behind, they might need to win out to maintain their position. Luckily, the Andalusians are in good form, taking 13 points from 15 home and away recently. At an odds-against price, we'll take a punt on them to beat their woefully out-of-form hosts in this one.

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