Athletic vs Betis predictions and betting tips on May 4, 2023
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On May 4, Estadio San Mamés (Bilbao) will host the match of the 33rd round of the La Liga, in which Athletic will compete with Betis. The battle will start at 22:00 CET.
The club made a serious “bet” on the Spanish Cup. Nevertheless, a little was not enough to reach the final: it turned out to reply for an away 0-1 failure made by Osasuna in the home match of the second leg of the 1/2 stage, but “the Pamplonians” scored the only goal in extra time. As a result, they will compete for the triumph in the Copa del Rey against Real Madrid on Saturday. “The Basques” reoriented to the Primera, where they lost positions after a powerful start. Ernesto Valverde’s wards were able to achieve a winning streak, which made it possible to gain a foothold in the top 7. Speaking about the previous week, the ambitious team was out of spirits. First, there was a defeat made by Sevilla, and then, scoring from the penalty only in the very end of the game, the team snatched a draw on the field of Mallorca.
The team obviously aimed at the 4th place in the current season, especially since the neighbouring Sevilla left the higher mentioned ambitions without any resistance. And “the Greens” did really fight for promotion to the quartet of the best teams (and, that is the most important, the right to play in the Champions League next autumn). Still, April negative statistics led to a lag behind the main competitor, Real Sociedad. There is no surprise that the opponent pragmatically held out for a goalless draw on April 25 at Benito Villamarin, maintaining a 6-point lead. As a result, the chances of a successful denouement for Manuel Pellegrini’s wards became lower and lower. Perhaps the team does not believe in the final success any more. Maybe this is the reason of the devastating defeat – a 0-4 score, even in the battle with Barcelona, which is the undisputed leader of the current Primera, is too tremendous.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
The clubs exchanged home wins in the previous season. Speaking about the current one, they finished with a goalless draw before New Year in Sevilla.
Bookmakers believe that “the Basques”, who play at the home arena, will be an undisputable favourite. Still, both clubs are not particularly spectacular at the current segment of the tournament. Thus, we bet on “total: under 2.5” (odd: 1.88).
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