Betis Sevilla is the odd team in the leading pack, and one of the clubs that experts are surprised to see contending for a Champions League berth. The hosts are in select company and they will have a hard time protecting the fourth place, so there is no room for error in a home game played against Athletic Bilbao.
Match: Betis Sevilla vs Athletic Bilbao
Bet: Betis Sevilla to Win
Odds: Pinnacle Sports 1.98
Despite the fact that Betis Sevilla has one of the oldest teams in Primera Division and definitely the oldest defense, they have conceded a surprisingly low number of goals recently. After keeping a clean sheet for consecutive games, they bowed to Atletico Madrid in Copa del Rey and have to rebound quickly to win the match against struggling Bilbao. Castro and Molina will pair up in the offense, and although both of them are 30 years old, they have scored a combined 17 goals this season.
The visitors will counter with a veteran of their own, as top scorer Aduriz is expected to be the only striker used by Bielsa tonight. He has scored just once in over a month and it won’t be easy to improve his percentage, without a consistent support from the midfield. Since Perez and Ruiz Inigo are both missing and San Jose is also sidelined, Athletic Bilbao will be more concerned about not conceding an early goal.
After losing three consecutive games, Betis Sevilla won the last three fixtures and is favorite to extend the winning streak to four matches in a row. Pinnacle Sports is very generous with punters willing to back the hosts tonight, so it makes perfect sense to capitalize on the 1.98 odds.