Real Betis vs Athletic Bilbao
Spanish La Liga
Date: Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarin (Sevilla).
Real Betis look to upgrade their game after three consecutive draws and their quest for European football next season in danger.
The Beticos have been impressive at times, but often lacked the consistency to deliver the sucker punch. Recent weeks saw them holding league leaders Atletico Madrid to a 1-1 draw, but the same kind of result against the likes of Elche and Valencia expose some holes in the tactical set-up.
Still, Betis sit at 6th on the log, the final European spot and there is a three-horse race developing for the final 2 European spots amongst Villarreal sitting at 5th with a point lead and Sociedad a point behind. Thus, they have no room for error in coming weeks.
The damage is done for Athletic Bilbao in the first half of the season and the managerial change saw them lifting their game considerably. Home form remains good in the period, but they are largely anonymous while playing away from home.
Their 11th position in table means they have little to play for this season, other than finishing as high as possible. Yet they could turn out to be party crashers for some big games, this is often the case when teams are playing without pressure.
Bilbao lost to Barcelona 4-0 on the weekend, the Copa del Rey final, decent achievement by the team considering how they started the campaign.
Real Betis vs Athletic Bilbao Head-to-head
- Bilbao have an excellent h2h record against Betis in LaLiga duels having won 10 of the last 13, while they drew 1 and lost 2.
- The scoreline at San Mames earlier this season was a thumping 4-0 for the hosts.
- The record looks a tad better for Beticos at their own background with 2 wins and 1 draw from the last 5.
Real Betis vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction
Real Betis have a quality team, but they have not been consistent in recent games.
Bilbao on the other hand, have a poor reputation as traveling team, yet capable of creating some headaches, even of the best teams in the league.
For the above reasons, we see this as an extremely tight game. But punters can expect some goals especially with Bilbao scoring in 11 of their last 10 away games in the league. Betis are also an attacking oriented side in all expect 2 of their home games this season.
So, our first recommendation is both teams to score in the match priced at 1.90 odd.
The over 0.5 goals in the first half is a decent alternate with Betis seeing the same in 6 of their last 7 home matches as well as Bilbao in 10 of their last 12 away games.
Real Betis vs Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips
Both teams to Score @ 1.90 odd.
Over 0.5 goals in the first half @ 1.44 odd.