Real Betis play seriously for the cup
Betis’ team and Manuel Pellegrini’s team personally set a goal to qualify for the Euro tournaments. There was a period of difficulties mainly due to the lack of key players.
But after everyone returned to action, the good results began. Currently, Real Betis are the 4th team with the best results from their last 5 matches in La Liga. With 3 wins and 2 draws in them.
As expected, Pellegrini also takes the King’s Cup matches very seriously. And this can be seen in the composition he uses in them. All holders participate. And if we can talk about any rotations at all, they are in the face of only 1 defender and 1 midfielder.
And this against far weaker than today’s opponent. Despite the upcoming important home game of Barcelona on Saturday, I expect Pellegrini to use practically his main team.
The problem with the goalkeeper position and the absence of the first two starters is the only serious personnel concern. Betis have won the King’s Cup since 2005.
Last season they were eliminated in the 3rd round. And a year before that they reached the semi-finals, where they lost to Valencia.
Athletic Bilbao doesn’t work hard here
The winner of the Spanish Super Cup – Athletic Bilbao, on the side of Ibiza and Alcaiano to here in the Copa del Rey. And it is noteworthy that Marcelino used a team of 9 reserve players in them.
Thus, his attitude towards the tournament remains a bit unclear. And now against a far classier opponent he should present more starters.
If this is the case, it should be borne in mind that the last meeting between these two teams ended in a 4-0 victory for Bilbao. And in total in the last 13 official clashes Betis have only 2 successes.
Prediction for Betis – Athletic Bilbao
A cup match between two teams in good momentary form can take off in different directions. And there are many unknowns about the composition, attitude, approach and other elements. Which makes predicting the final outcome a difficult task.
However, I noticed a good combination of an interesting trend. Real Betis allow the most goals in the first and final quarters of each half.
And score the most (9 goals) in the final quarter of the match. Athletic Bilbao, for their part, conceded a total of 16 goals in the Second Half, at the expense of only 9 in the First.
Exactly 19 hits or more than 2 times were scored after the break. Over 50% of the total goals scored and conceded by both teams in their previous matches have occurred in the 2nd half.
And a coefficient of just over 2, and here the case is such, is a valuable bet . We play then.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- Betis have not lost in their last 8 games: 5-3-0.
- Betis have not lost in their last 6 home games: 3-3-0.
- Bilbao have lost just 1 of their last 6 games: 4-1-1.
- Bilbao have won 6 of their last 8 games against Betis: 6-1-1.
- Goal / Goal & Over 2.5 goals have been scored in the last 8 games of Bilbao.
Last matches: BETIS
|26.01.21||CDR||Betis||Real Sociedad||3:1 (1:1)||W.|
Last matches: ATH BILBAO
|17.01.21||SC||Barcelona||Ath Bilbao||2:3 (2:2)||W|
Head-to-head matches: BETIS – ATH BILBAO
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