Athletic Bilbao vs Real Betis Betting Tips
Athletic Bilbao vs Real Betis
Nov 23rd 14:00
- Athletic Bilbao v Betis (Over/Under - Under 2.5)
- Athletic Bilbao v Betis (Half Time Result - Athletic Bilbao)
- Athletic Bilbao v Betis (Both Teams To Score - No)
La Liga rivals Athletic Bilbao and Real Betis will meet on Monday night at San Mames with both clubs in dire need of a win. Athletic Bilbao are 14th in La Liga heading into the weekend with just three points separating them from the relegation zone. It is possible that the Lions will kick off on Monday night in the bottom three as anyone of Levante, Real Valladolid, or Huesca could leapfrog them.
Real Betis were flying high to begin the season, but have since fallen down the La Liga table. The green and white are seventh heading into matchday 10. Inconsistency has been the calling card of Manuel Pellegrini’s team in recent weeks. Real Betis have lost four of their last six games, collecting six points from 18 possible during that timeframe.
Pellegrini’s team are coming off of a 5-2 loss to Barcelona at Camp Nou last time out. After starting the campaign so well, Real Betis are now –5 in goal difference with 17 allowed and 12 goals scored. Athletic Bilbao have not been proficient in the final third. They have scored just seven times in eight games. Defensively, the Lions have allowed opponents to score nine goals.
Athletic Club lost their last match prior to the international break, falling to relegation rival Real Valladolid 2-1. Monday night’s game is a showdown of two teams desperately seeking wins.
Athletic Bilbao vs Real Betis Betting Odds
Athletic Bilbao are favourites going into the game on Monday night to win at full-time at odds of 5/4. The Lions may not be playing well, but they are at home which sportsbooks can get behind. Real Betis are 41/17 to win at full-time. Real Betis have lost back-to-back games in La Liga away from home heading into the game. Athletic Bilbao, on the other hand, have won back-to-back home games heading into matchday 10.
The Lions are a strong team at home, which gives sportsbooks a strong inclination to them winning against Real Betis at full-time. Athletic are +2 in goal difference at San Mames with four goals scored in three games and two conceded. Real Betis are –5 in goals on the road. They have allowed 10 goals against and scored five times.
Athletic Bilbao have won their last seven home matches versus Real Betis in all competitions. The Lions have been winning at full-time in each of those games. Their favourites’ tag of 5/4 odds at full-time are well worth backing based on Real Betis’ poor away form in the league currently (two straight away losses) and an awful recent away record in Bilbao.
Athletic Bilbao vs Real Betis Team News
Athletic Club manager Gaizka Garitano has three players ruled out due to positive COVID-19 test results. Dani Garcia, Inigo Lekue, and Jokin Ezkieta all returned positive COVID-19 tests. Oscar de Marcos, Peru Nolaskoain, and Ibai Gomez are all suffering from injuries. The trio could return in time for the game, however, boosting Garitano’s options on the pitch.
Pellegrini has four players on the Betis injury list. Nabil Fekir is suffering from a muscle strain and will miss out on the fixture. Juanmi is recovering from a knock but is a possibility to play. Dani Martin could potentially return in time to play. He has an ankle issue.
Victor Camarasa is out until March due to a long-term injury. Meanwhile, Aissa Mandi is suspended for the fixture in Bilbao. Cristian Tello leads Real Betis in goals with four. The team have not been good in the final third in recent games as just 12 goals in nine games have been scored this term.
Athletic Bilbao are unbeaten in 12 of their last 15 games versus Real Betis in all competitions. They are 5/4 to win at home and could once again gain a result versus their rival.
Athletic Bilbao vs Real Betis Predictions
Athletic Bilbao won their last two home matches versus Real Betis by 1-0 scorelines, respectively. The green and white have been very poor versus Athletic Club away from home. That trend of poor play away in the Basque country should continue this weekend. Eight of the last 14 games in all competitions between the clubs ended with both teams not scoring goals. Six of those eight games ended with Athletic Bilbao claiming wins to nil versus Real Betis. Remember that Athletic Club have conceded just two goals at home this term.
Athletic Bilbao were winning at halftime in both of their last two home games versus Real Betis. Six of Athletic Bilbao’s last 10 games against Real Betis saw them winning at halftime. The Lions have a good head-to-head record against Real Betis in all competitions. They have won 10 of their last 15 games in all competitions against Real Betis.
Neither side have been very good in the final third this season. Athletic Bilbao have scored just four times at home, but have recorded back-to-back wins at San Mames. They outscored opponents 4-1 during those 180 minutes of football. Real Betis have lost back-to-back away games and were outscored 7-2 by their opponents. Atletico Madrid won 2-0 while Barcelona claimed a 5-2 victory.
Can Real Betis end a poor run of results against Athletic Bilbao away from home? It is unlikely that the green and white will claim a win away at San Mames, a stadium in which they have struggled over the last decade.
Athletic Bilbao are slightly off their actual points total and expected points figure. They have taken nine points from 24 possible. They have an expected point figure of 11.21. The Lions need a win to get away from the relegation zone.
Athletic Bilbao should record another low-scoring win over Real Betis. Two straight games at San Mames ended 1-0 in favour of Athletic Bilbao. That scoreline could hold up as Athletic Bilbao win.
Athletic Bilbao vs Real Betis Tips
Here are our Athletic Bilbao vs Real Betis betting tips for Monday's La Liga 2020/21 match at San Memes.
Athletic Bilbao vs Real Betis Bookmaker Offers
Täglicher Preis Boost
Sei dabei und sichere dir Top-Quoten und super Angebote. T&Cs 18+
View Open Account Offer
Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365.Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.