Can Real Betis address their alarming drop off in form?
Last weekend, los Verdiblancos’ poor run of results continued, this time beaten 1-0 by Espanyol in Catalonia.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men have now won just two of their last eight La Liga matches, so have slipped down to sixth.
Meanwhile, Béticos have also been dumped out of two cups this month, beaten by Barcelona in the Supercopa de España semis and then by Osasuna in the Copa del Rey.
Both ties ended 2-2, with Betis bowing out 4-2 on penalties, missing their third and fourth spot-kicks both times.
So, with only La Liga to focus on, until their Europa League round of 16 first leg on 9 March, can Betis get back into the top four conversation?
Getafe meanwhile are being dragged into the relegation scrap.
Azulones have now lost all four matches in 2023, most-recently beaten 1-0 by league-leaders Barcelona at Camp Nou last Sunday.
Overall, Quique Sánchez Flores’ side have won only two of their last 12 La Liga engagements, so start the weekend just one point clear of danger.
Thus, Betis should fancy their chances of a win at Estadio Coliseum Alfonso Pérez.