Real Betis vs Athletic Bilbao prediction, preview | La Liga 2022-23
On December 29, at Benito Villamarin in Seville, Betis will host Athletic Bilbao in the match of the 15th round of the Spanish Primera. The starting whistle will sound at 18:15 GMT.
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La Liga 2022-23
|Real Betis||vs||Athletic Bilbao|
Real Betis are in 6th position in the La Liga table with 24 points, but if they win, the club can rise up to 3rd place, as it is very tight at the top.
However, the latest results suggest that Betis, at least at the time of the pause, were not in very good shape and could only score 5 points in 5 rounds.
In the last rounds of the championship, Betis won against Real Sociedad, but lost to Valencia (0-3) and tied with Sevilla (1-1).
Athletic Bilbao, meanwhile, have reached the top 4 and may well reach the 3rd line if they win. Real Sociedad are only two points away.
At the same time, it is difficult to call the team’s results stable – victory through defeat, but nevertheless, taking into account the latest matches in the Cup and friendly matches, the series reached the mark of 7 victories in a row.
In the last round, Athletic defeated Valladolid (3-0), after which the club knocked Alcira out of the Spanish Cup (2-0).
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Head to Head
The two teams have played each other 127 times in the competition. The away team lead 53-38, with 36 draws.
Athletic haven’t won their last four away matches in La Liga against Real Betis, but have beaten them in the 2021 Copa del Rey on penalties.
|X1 2.85||X 3.40||X2 2.55|
In this match, there are contenders for one of the places in the top four, which in the end will only add motivation and desire to win.
In addition, both teams had a good rest and prepared for the second half of the season. In 2 of the last 3 head-to-head matches, more than one goal was not scored.
Prediction for this match: Total under 2.
Real Betis win.