Bilbao vs Betis (By: Dajkula)

Athletic Bilbao welcomes Real Betis in round 21 of the La Liga. Athletic Bilbao is resurgent under the coach Gaizka Garritano and is improving their position. Bilbao is ranked 14`th with 23 points and is just above the relegation places. The situation was much worse just a few rounds back but if they continue this way there will be no worry at the end of the season. Bilbao has only 4-11-5 so far but 3 of those wins came in the last month. The most notable were the ones against Sevilla in the league and cup and against Celta away. The defense has tightened and they haven`t conceded more than a goal in a month and a half. Garritano is doing good work and I believe Bilbao is on track to become a force at home again. Here, Bilbao has 3-5-2 and 11:12 gd. It is far from good but Betis is one of their favorite opponents.

Real Betis is 8`th with 29 points and you just can`t tell how this team will play from week to week. One week they can win over Barcelona and the next one lose against Huesca. They are highly erratic and that is always a concern with their bets. Betis played a cup match on Thursday and played mostly with regulars. They took a 1:1 draw with Espanyol and probably are left a bit depleted. They take this cup very serious and I won`t be surprised if they get far. The return match is in just 3 days time so I won`t be surprised with some rotations or a little complacency.

Bilbao has a good history with Betis and they have won the last 5 home matches.

Bilbao will be missing some regulars like Aduriz(att.13-2), Benat(mid.14-0), Raul Garcia(mid.17-1).

Betis is without the defender Junior(15-3).

This will be a tough one but with Bilbao having a clear objective and Betis with a lot on their place, I fancy the home side today.

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Bilbao vs Betis predictions

Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Bilbao -0.25 AH Pinnacle 1.85 8 1-0 WON (+6.8 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
Bilbao vs Betis betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Dajkula).
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