With La Liga’s top four all playing each-other over the weekend, Real Betis will be hoping to make up some ground on the sides above them.
Los Verdiblancos have slipped down to fifth, given that they’ve failed to win either of their league games in October.
First, Béticos were beaten 1-0 at Balaídos by Celta Vigo, before last weekend’s goalless draw with Real Valladolid.
Germán Pezzella’s first half red card not helping their cause at Estadio José Zorrilla.
At home though, Manuel Pellegrini’s side have won all four league matches this season, and their excellent form in the Europa League continued on Thursday.
Sergio Canales opened the scoring as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Roma.
Nevertheless, having won their first three, Betis are top of Group C, needing a point in Razgrad on 27 October to wrap up first place.
Here, Betis’ visitors are an Almería side who will be buoyant following a vital victory in their last outing.
Los Rojiblancos hammered Rayo Vallecano 3-1 last weekend; Lucas Robertone, Srđan Babić and El Bilal Touré all scoring in the first half.
Before this, the newly-promoted club had lost four on the bounce, but this lifted Rubi’s team up to 15th.
At Estadio Benito Villamarín though, Real Betis should be far too strong for the Segunda División champions.