Real Betis vs. Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips 13/03/2022

March 10, 2022
Benson Chikezie
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Real Betis vs. Athletic Bilbao — The Race To Europe Hots Up

Benson Chikezie, Senior Author

Real Betis will host Athletic Bilbao at the Estadio Benito Villamarín as they hope to end their two-game losing streak and stay in touch with their rivals in the race to Europe. The match is scheduled to kick off at 20;45 IST on the 13th of March, 2022.

Betis have had a good season by their standards, but all their efforts may be brought to nothing if they fail to at least secure a spot in European competition next season. They appear to have fallen off the pace recently and will do everything to get back to winning ways.

Bilbao, on their part, are 4 points away from the final European place occupied by Villarreal and will fancy their chances of closing the gap and capping off their season with European qualification.

Teams Status

Take a look at the latest form and team news from Real Betis and Athletic Bilbao:

Real Betis Form and Team News

Los Verdiblancos have been a bright spot in the La Liga this season but appear to have fallen off the pace somewhat in recent matches. A run of 3 losses and 2 wins in their last 5 league games has seen them drop to 5th position, 2 points behind Atlético Madrid, who occupy the final Champions League spot.

In 27 league games, they have 14 wins, 4 draws, and 9 losses. Real Betis have also scored quite a number of goals with 49, although they have conceded 35, one of the highest for teams in the league’s top half. They are still active in the Europa League and face Eintracht Frankfurt in the Round of 16 on Wednesday, after defeating Zenit St Petersburg 3-2 on aggregate. Juanmi (12 goals, 1 assist) and Jose William (7 goals, 4 assists) are the top scorers at Betis.

For their team news, Real Betis currently have about 5 players on the sidelines and will hope it stays that way after their Europa League fixture against Eintracht Frankfurt. Hector Bellerin, Alex Moreno, Victor Caramasa, Martin Montoya, and Andres Guardado are injured and may not feature on Sunday.

Athletic Bilbao Form and Team News

Athletic Bilbao have been consistent in La Liga for years now, particularly in making it to European competition, and they are in the mix once again this season. They generally have stopped-start form in the league, with 10 wins, 10 draws, and 7 losses in 27 league games.

Bilbao occupy the 8th position on the table and are 4 points off Real Sociedad, who are in 6th place. They have scored fewer goals than their rivals (32) and also conceded fewer (26). With 3 wins and 2 losses in their last 5, they are in slightly better form than Betis. Inaki Williams (7 goals, 2 assists) and Oihan Sancet (6 goals, 4 assists) have been their brightest spots in attack and will hope to inspire them to European qualification at the end of the season. For injuries and suspensions, Athletic Bilbao do not have any player injured or suspended at the moment and will travel to Seville with their strongest options available to play.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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The sportsbooks believe Betis’s two-game losing run will come to a halt, as they have the team from Seville as favorites to win this fixture. However, there is little disparity between the odds for the main outcomes. On Paripesa, Real Betis to win is placed at 2.352 odds, a draw is at 3.4 odds, and the odds for Athletic Bilbao to win are 3.36.

The sportsbook at favors a Real Betis victory, a draw, and a win for Bilbao at 2.36, 3.35, and 3.25 odds, respectively. For the outcomes mentioned above, the odds on the Parimatch sportsbook are 2.30, 3.50, and 3.30, respectively.

Tipster’s Angle

Betis have a poor record against Athletic Bilbao in recent times, winning just once in their last 10 meetings. Bilbao won 7 of those meetings, and two ended in draws. Real Betis also have a mixed record against Bilbao at home, winning 3, drawing 3, and losing 4 of their last 10 home games against Athletic.

Athletic Bilbao won the reverse fixture early in the season by 3 goals to 2. It will be interesting to see how Betis react to ending their losing run and how Bilbao plan to close the gap on their rivals in the race to Europe. Here are our tips for this encounter:

Tip: Athletic Bilbao To Win or Draw @ 1.682

By current form, Bilbao is the stronger of both sides. Notably, they have lost 2 fewer games than Real Betis and have played out 10 stalemates this season. Also, Real Betis may be fatigued after their midweek meeting with Eintracht Frankfurt, while Athletic Bilbao have all week to rest and train. We expect the away team to put in a stronger showing and come up with a win or draw. Athletic Bilbao to win or draw is available on the Melbet sportsbook at 1.682 odds.

Tip: Draw Either Half @ 1.49

Matches between Real Betis and Athletic Bilbao are usually tightly contested, and only a few of their recent encounters have ended in results above a two-goal margin. We expect either half to end in a draw since Bilbao are a rather conservative team who have conceded only 26 goals all season. Draw either half is available on the Paripesa sportsbook at 1.49 odds.


Real Betis will hope to put aside their poor form and get something from this game, while Athletic Bilbao are looking to make their way up the ladder, with Europe as the ultimate target. We expect a lively football game, with chances at both ends of the pitch.

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