Real Betis come up against visiting side Athletic Bilbao in a La Liga fixture this coming Thursday at Estadio Benito Villamarin. Real Betis beat Athletic Bilbao by 1-0 in their most recent match, while Athletic Bilbao claimed a 3-2 win in the match prior to that.
The season has so far not panned out the way Real Betis would have hoped for beforehand. However, three points against Athletic Bilbao could help reignite a spark which appears lost.
Real Betis scored ten goals, conceded nine and fought their way to four clean sheets in their previous ten matches.
Athletic Bilbao scored 19 times in their previous ten matches, an average of 1.9 per game. They also conceded 13 goals for an average of 1.3 a game, pulling off three clean sheets in these.
Real Betis vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction
Real Betis Form
Real Betis collected four points from their last three matches, starting with a 3-0 win against HJK. It was followed by a 1-1 draw with Sevilla and a 3-0 defeat against Valencia. Real Betis won four of their previous six La Liga games at the Estadio Benito Villamarin. They both drew and lost once, as they conceded five and scored nine goals.
While perhaps not quite strong enough for a podium finish, Real Betis should have no trouble finishing the upper half of the La Liga.
Athletic Bilbao Form
In their last three matches, Athletic Bilbao lost against Girona by 2-1, beat Real Valladolid by 3-0 winning 0-2 against Alzira. In their last six away matches in the La Liga, Athletic Bilbao won twice, while also recording two draws. They endured two defeats in this run, with a scoreline from these matches saying ten goals conceded and 12 scored.
While probably not good enough for medals, Athletic Bilbao look well capable of a comfortable mid-table finish in the La Liga.
The two teams rate more or less equal at the bookies, but in current form, and with Real Betis looking a little out of sorts, Athletic Bilbao no doubt offers the value bet here.
Real Betis earned three points from their last three matches against teams inside the top 6. They claimed one wins, following four goals scored while also conceding four. From their last two games against teams in the top six, Athletic Bilbao secured zero points and zero wins. They conceded five goals while scoring zero themselves. Real Betis so far pulled off a record of seven wins, three draws and four defeats in the La Liga this season. Athletic Bilbao show off seven wins, three draws and four defeats in the La Liga.
Real Betis vs Athletic Bilbao Stats
- Real Betis have scored in the last 16 home matches in a row
- Real Betis have lost the last 4 matches in a row without scoring a goal
- Real Betis have lost the last 4 matches in a row while scoring less than 0.5 goals
- Real Betis have not lost 13 of the last 14 home matches
- Real Betis have lost the last 4 matches in a row while scoring less than 1.5 goals
- Athletic Bilbao have won the last 3 matches in a row without conceding a goal
- In 7 of the last 9 Athletic Bilbao away matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In the last 5 Athletic Bilbao matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Athletic Bilbao have won the last 3 matches in a row while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- Athletic Bilbao have scored in 9 of the last 10 away matches
Real Betis vs Athletic Bilbao Team News
Real Betis might be looking at three missing players for their upcoming assignment against Athletic Bilbao.
Paul Akouokou, Juan Cruz and Victor Camarasa are missing from the squad, Real Betis will field against Athletic Bilbaoon Thursday.
Real Betis vs Athletic Bilbao H2H
Athletic Bilbao lost 1-0 against Real Betis in their latest encounter. This served as pay back for the 3-2 defeat, Athletic Bilbao handed out in the match before. In last ten encounters between the clubs, Athletic Bilbao have been the dominant force winning six matches against Real Betis. The bookies have Athletic Bilbao to win this match at best price odds of 13/8.
Real Betis vs Athletic Bilbao Results
Both teams scored three times in the last ten matches between Real Betis and Athletic Bilbao.
Real Betis vs Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips
William Carvalho is the most prolific La Liga marksman for the home team, scoring twice recently. Athletic Bilbao look to Gorka Guruzeta, hoping he can add to his current total of three La Liga goals in his latest games.
Real Betis claimed a modest five wins from their previous 10 home matches across all tournaments. They split the points with the visiting team in three of the games, whilst losing two. Athletic Bilbao won six of their last 10 games away, drew two and lost two of the games in this run. Goals should be on the menu at Estadio Benito Villamarin, with both teams scoring in seven of the last 10 matches at home for Real Betis. The same outcome paid dividends in four of the last 10 away games for Athletic Bilbao.
Both teams to not score paid out seven times in the past ten encounters between Athletic Bilbao and Real Betis, whereas under 2.5 goals happened four times. Real Betis scored an average of 0.8 goals a game, with Athletic Bilbao averaging 1.7 goals in this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in five of Real Betis’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They pulled off an average of 0.8 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in four of the last ten outings for Athletic Bilbao, who managed to score 1.6 times in those matches.