Stadium: Benito Villamarín (Seville).
Referee: Alejandro Hernandez.
Prediction for the La Liga Betis vs Athletic Bilbao match, which will take place on December 29th. Who will turn out to be stronger? Check the team conditions! Several betting options are available.Receiver Your Welcome Bonus!
Betis finished the last round on a minor note. The southerners at home settled a draw against a sinking Sevilla, and on the road, they lost to Valencia 0:3. So the team dropped to sixth place in the standings. However, Betis and Athletic, situated in the Champions League zone, are tied on points, and Betis is inferior to the Basques on minor indicators. Now the list of clubs that will fight for 3-4 places is evident, so each loss is fraught with reduced chances to play in the UCL. Betis has the 4th home statistic in the division, +5=1-1, 12:5 goal difference. In November and December, the club had six matches, failing four, drawing with Inter and winning over Man Utd.
The Basques travel to the south with a seven-match winning streak. The series began on Nov. 8th against Valladolid and continued with victories in the Spanish Cup over Alzira and Sestao and in friendlies over Valladolid, Guadalajara, Burgos, and Udinese. Athletic is a direct rival of Betis in the fight for a place in the top 4. Athletic knocked the Sevillians out of the top 4 by beating Valladolid. Before the 15th round, the Basques are fourth, but they are ahead of the southerners in second place. That said, it's worth noting that the Lions' away stats could be better than their home ones. In six away meetings, Athletic earned 8 points, +2=2-2, 12:10 goal difference.
Expert Betting Tips
Most of the last Betis matches could have been more productive. Athletic couldn't win once in seven games and did not concede a single goal in this period. Both teams are fighting for a place in the top 4, so they are direct competitors. We think caution will prevail in this match, and the meeting will not be productive.
We do not see the favorite in this match. Betis, at the beginning of the season, was good at home. However, toward the World Cup, they slowed down, and in the friendlies, Betis could have looked better. Let's see how the Southerners play their first official match after a long break. That said, Athletic, despite good recent statistics, still performs poorly on the road. For sure, the Basques will not mind bringing one point from Sevilla.
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