Pellegrini, possession against goal

Betis tries to find the punch that it lacked in its last two games and it does so under the intention of its coach, Manuel Pellegrini, to be the protagonist on the pitch in relation to ball control. The verdiblanco team beat six of their seven rivals in this league championship in possession, a circumstance that, however, did not always translate into positive results. The only match in which he had less ball than his opponent was against Real Madrid (45%), an event whose closure was conditional on the dispute of many minutes with one less player.

Pellegrini has already warned that his intention is always to control the games through possession, although he also stressed that it must be vertical and damaging the opponent. It is significant that the games in which Betis obtained the highest percentage of possession were against Getafe (70%) and Atlético de Madrid (60%), closing both with clear defeats. He also achieved high figures against Alavés, Valladolid and Valencia in the three victories achieved. The Chilean coach has it clear: he wants to maintain the stamp of his team in the intention of always going after his opponent.

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* Data updated as of October 27, 2020

This command in possession collides with the team's lack of goal and the delicate defensive performance signed in recent games. The spaces multiplied behind were already a reflection of several defensive deficiencies that were seen in past years and Pellegrini wants to fix this problem immediately, knowing that the eleven goals conceded are a great deficit when competing for the top zone of the classification. The green-and-white coach ponders variants in his next duels, although the premise will not change and confidence in his offensive system remains on the table.