Real Betis and Athletic Club go head to head at Estadio Benito Villamarin in what is expected to be one of the most exciting games of La Liga Round 15. You can live bet on the Spanish top-flight league by using our sportsbook.
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Real Betis: Almost Perfect at Home
Los Beticos suffered a heavy 3-0 loss to Valencia before the World Cup break, but it is well known that they have turned their Estadio Benito Villamarin into a real fortress.
The second half is likely to be breathless in the Spanish top-flight league, but Betis would surely like it to end much better than last season. Running out of juice, they ended up letting go in the last few weeks, thus giving in their place in the top four and failing to qualify for the Champions League. This remains a real objective this season.
Edgar Gonzalez will be suspended for this clash after having received two yellows during the previous round against Valencia. In a crossover, Nabil Fekir could return from suspension along with the top scorer on the squad, Borja Iglesias. Going back to the former Lyon superstar, Fekir is struggling to regain his excellent level of last season when he finished with six goals and eight assists. Injured since the start of the season, the attacking talent Juanmi made his return during the friendly against Manchester United and could regain his starting place in the starting lineup.
Having played six friendlies during the international break, including a chastening South American tour, they should boast ample fitness and be buoyed by the fact a success here will see them leapfrog the currently fourth-placed Athletic Bilbao going into 2023, so we will include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Athletic Club: Superb Season
Athletic Club could be just three points from entering the New Year in third place. That is something they didn’t even achieve in 2013-14 — the only season this century to produce a top-four finish, giving the Basque side every incentive to go for the win here.
They recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Sestao in Copa del Rey, with the team continuing where they left in warm-up games. Athletic Club is eager to stay in the Champions League berth, but beating Betis in Andalusia is easier said than done.
Bilbao should have a full squad for this trip since only the injured player pre-break, Dani Garcia, made his return during the friendlies played during the world break. The Ghanaian international, Inaki Williams, should be able to play following the early elimination of his country at the World Cup. The playmaker and captain of the team, Iker Muniain, will be expected to return after a poor first part of the season with only one assist on the clock. If you’re betting online you, should always check the official starting lineup before placing your bets
Real Betis vs Athletic Club Head-to-Head
Impressively for a club promoted only in 2015, next year will be the fifth between 2018 and 2023 to see European football grace the Estadio Benito Villamarin after topping their Europa League group. Athletic Club last triumphed here five years ago to the month, when Raul Garcia sparked a 2-0 victory, but a slump on Athletic’s La Liga travels dates back to the start of October. Athletic’s final away league games of the calendar year has ended level in each of the previous four seasons. Betis has won five of their seven home games while Athletic Club has allowed 10 goals in six away games.
Real Betis vs Athletic Club Match Information
- Game: Real Betis (7-3-4) vs Athletic Club (7-3-4)
- Location: Estadio Benito Villamarin (Sevilla)
- Day/Time: Thursday, Dec. 29th, 1:15 p.m. ET
- Real Betis vs Athletic Club Live stream: fubo.tv
Real Betis vs Athletic Club Betting Lines
Real Betis vs Athletic Club Picks & Prediction
Surprisingly, Athletic Club enters this clash as slight favorites being priced at +160 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at 2½.
This will definitely be a close encounter and we expect the two teams to cancel each other in the middle of the park. Despite Betis’ home record, we don’t expect them to have an easy match. Taking everything into account, punters from all around the world can find value in betting on draw.