Real Betis vs Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips

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Real Betis
    Athletic Bilbao

      Tip Reasoning

      After a slow start to their league campaign, Athletic Bilbao have really hit a purple patch and they’ve won 3 of their last 4 games in all competitions, drawing the other. They’ve moved up to 12th just 1 point behind Real Betis and a win here is almost certain to see them climb into the top half where they really should be.

      Their main source of inspiration has once again been striker Aritz Aduriz. The 34 year old has scored an incredible 16 goals in all competitions already this season and bagged a brace in the 3-0 win over Sporting Gijon on Monday night to leave him 2nd in the Primera Division scoring charts with only Neymar ahead of him.

      Athletic face another of the newly promoted clubs here and Real Betis will be pretty happy with how they’ve started the campaign although they have lost on their last two outings at the Estadio Benito Villamarin and 8 of their 12 points have come away from home.

      Those two recent defeats were against Espanyol and Deportivo la Coruna so they would have been disappointed to not get anything out the games and this one is certainly going to be tougher still.

      Betis have now lost 10 of their last 15 home games in La Liga and those bad memories from their last adventure at this level may be playing on a few minds. Athletic are a good side and are in-form so look worth backing to win this one and they are available at 5/4.

      They are coming into this game on the back of two clean sheets and strong defensive performances with Aymeric Laporte and Xabier Etxeita forming a solid partnership at the heart of the defence in both. Betis aren’t the most creative of sides and may struggle to find many gaps in the Bilbao rearguard here so consider going for a 2-0 away win at 9/1.


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