Betis vs Ath Bilbao PREVIEW & PREDICTION 23/09/2018

The box “verdiblanco” part as a favorite because of the collective potential and offensive that has, which usually increases when acting in the Benito Villamarín. For that reason and knowing that he will try to repeat what he did against Sevilla in the Andalusian classic, we believe he has what it takes to win the game this time. Remember that the Basques are intense in attack, but irregular when marking. Considering this, we believe that the boys of Quique Setién can win by their highest individual hierarchy.


The “green and white” team played against Olympiakos last Thursday for the Europa League (draw 0-0). In the Spanish tournament, he equaled 0-0 against Valencia in Mestalla, reaching to add 5 points in the general table. The team has not lost in its last 3 league appearances, demonstrating a substantial improvement in its soccer level. It is enough to know that he has not given up a goal in all these matches to corroborate this statement. His goal is to add his second victory in the tournament and climb positions in the competition.

As a local at Benito Villamarín, Betis has added various results after losing 0-3 against Levante in the debut and winning 1-0 to Sevilla in the city’s classic. For this duel it is expected that the boys of Quique Setién risk from the initial stage, trying to take advantage of their collective and individual hierarchy to attack and score. Of course, the team needs to be a bit more balanced in its actions, since it usually marks badly. Luckily for your aspirations, you will have spaces to elaborate due to the risky proposal of your rival.

Athletic Bilbao:

The Basques equalized 1-1 against Real Madrid in the new San Mamés, reaching 5 points in the general standings (1-0 victory in the initial stage). They have shown interesting things in this league start, standing out for being intense and for attacking too much. Now his goal is to maintain this level and score in this complicated exit. For this duel it is expected that the “Lions” will repeat the 4-2-3-1 system, which allows the holders to be dynamic in the midfield. Iñaki Williams is expected to remain the main offensive reference of the squad.

This will be the first game of the Basques playing away from home, after playing several in their field and postponed the one they had to play against Rayo Vallecano a few weeks ago. For this exit is expected that the “Lions” take their precautions, as they will hit an opponent who knows how to handle the ball very well. That yes, due to the bielsista philosophy of the Berizzo technician, is unlikely that the holders speculate in front of the rival arch.

In the last 5 and a half years, Betis and Athletic Bilbao have faced each other 5 times in the Benito Villamarín. These were the results of those matches: Athletic Bilbao 0-2 victory in February 2014, 1-1 draw in July 2015 for a club friendly, Athletic Bilbao win 1-3 in November 2015, win 1-0 of Betis in December 2016 and victory 0-2 of Athletic Bilbao in December 2017. Apparently, the box “verdiblanco” has had problems to beat the Basques in their stadium, demonstrating it by adding only one win in this lapse of time.

PREDICTION: Both teams to score / YES @ 1.75