Real Betis vs Athletic Club prediction, odds & betting tips – 25/02/2024

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Spain Primera Liga - Benito Villamarin

Real Betis vs Athletic Club predictions
Athletic were 4-2 winners in the reverse fixture – Photo by Icon Sport

Real Betis and Athletic Club clash at the Benito Villamarin this Sunday in La Liga. Our Real Betis vs Athletic Club prediction considers which of these European hopefuls will have the edge.

Real Betis vs Athletic Club prediction: Hosts to compete despite selection issues

Real Betis vs Athletic Club predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Real Betis-Draw Double Chance

⚽ Correct score prediction

Real Betis 1-1 Athletic Club

Total goals prediction

Under 2.5

Key Stats

  • Our Real Betis vs Athletic Club betting tips take into account the Basques being much stronger at home with an average of 1.43 points per away game not great for a top four challenger.
  • Betis have suffered just one home defeat all season in La Liga.
  • 77% of Betis home games and 83% of Athletic away games in the league this term have produced under 2.5 goals.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Athletic favoured to ramp up the pressure on top four

  • HOME: 5/2 (3.50) – 28.6%
  • DRAW: 11/5 (3.20) – 31.3%
  • AWAY: 23/20 (2.15) – 46.5%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

The visitors are the favourites according to the Real Betis vs Athletic Club odds and there’s an implied probability of 46.5% that they get the win that could see them move into a Champions League position depending on other results this weekend.

Athletic’s main rivals for a top four finish Barcelona and Atletico Madrid won’t have it all their own way according to our La Liga handicap betting picks in their games.

Our free betting tips do point to Betis getting a result in this game though. The Seville side crashed out of Europe on Thursday after a 1-1 Conference League draw in Croatia against Dinamo Zagreb. Athletic have no such distractions and were impressive 3-2 winners against Girona on Monday in their last game.

Last five H2Hs: Feisty affairs between this pair

Spain Primera Liga 27/08/23

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

4
Real Betis

Real Betis

2

Spain Primera Liga 04/05/23

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

0
Real Betis

Real Betis

1

Spain Primera Liga 29/12/22

Real Betis

Real Betis

0
Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

0

Spain Primera Liga 29/12/22

Real Betis

Real Betis

0
Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

0

Spain Primera Liga 13/03/22

Real Betis

Real Betis

1
Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

0

There have been red cards in four of the last six meetings and Beits have been reduced to ten men in each of their last three home games against Athletic. However the Basque side still failed to score in each of those games and our Real Betis vs Athletic Club prediction suggests they won’t find it easy to create chances this weekend either.

Real Betis Preview: Selection issues leave Pellegrini short on numbers

Betis have major selection issues with Juan Miranda, Marc Roca and Sokratis Papastathopoulos suspended. Key man Isco is among seven injuries.

Predicted Lineup: Rui Silva (GK), Ruibal, Riad, Pezzella, Bellerin, Altimira, Cardoso, Avila, Fekir, Fornals, Willian Jose

Spain Primera Liga 25/05/24

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Real Madrid

Real Madrid

0

Real Betis

Real Betis

0

Spain Primera Liga 19/05/24

L

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

2

Real Betis

Real Betis

0

Spain Primera Liga 16/05/24

D

Las Palmas

Las Palmas

2

Real Betis

Real Betis

2

Spain Primera Liga 12/05/24

W

Almeria

Almeria

2

Real Betis

Real Betis

3

Spain Primera Liga 05/05/24

W

Osasuna

Osasuna

0

Real Betis

Real Betis

2

Athletic Club Preview: Flying high but without a goal in three away league games

Ander Herrera is the only definite injury absentee for the visitors but Nico Williams could be held back after Alex Berenguer’s star showing on Monday.

Predicted Lineup: Simon (GK), Yuri, Yeray, Paredes, De Marcos, Prados, Galarreta, Berenguer, Sancet, Iñaki Williams, Guruzeta

Spain Primera Liga 25/05/24

W

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano

0

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

1

Spain Primera Liga 19/05/24

W

Sevilla

Sevilla

0

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

2

Spain Primera Liga 15/05/24

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Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo

2

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

1

Spain Primera Liga 11/05/24

D

Osasuna

Osasuna

2

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

2

Spain Primera Liga 03/05/24

W

Getafe

Getafe

0

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

2

Fornals
Pablo Fornals should return to the eleven this weekend – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Pablo Fornals

After a bit of a delay while paperwork was sorted out, Betis signed Pablo Fornals from West Ham in the transfer window and he looks certain to start here having not been eligible in the Conference League. He’s scored once in three games for his new team so far.

Can Fornals recapture his old form back in La Liga?

The plan for Betis will be that Pablo Fornals settles quickly back into life in Spain and can reproduce the kind of form that earned him a move to West Ham in the first place. Fornals registered a career high 12 assists in La Liga 2017/18 for Villarreal, but hasn’t created more than five in a league season since.


Mark is a freelance football writer based in Madrid. He regularly attends and covers La Liga matches around Spain, whilst also following football across Europe.