Defeat to Frankfurt in the Europa League on Wednesday means Real Betis are now five games without a win, and they have also dropped out of the top four places in La Liga.
The fact that both teams have scored eight times in the last ten games for Manuel Pellegrini’s team, who have only kept one clean sheet, indicates that they struggle at one end of the field but not the other.
Although they have gone four games without a victory at Estadio Benito Villamarin, they have only lost four league games in their previous 14 appearances there.
Both teams have scored in their last three home games.
Whereas Bilbao require a boost!
The season of Athletic Bilbao appears to be fading as well.
They have dropped to eighth place in La Liga and lost in the Super Cup final and Copa del Rey semi-final over the past two months.
They have lost their last three away games going into this match, and in their last eleven league games, they have only kept three clean sheets.
Six of their last ten La Liga games have seen both teams score, and the same could very well happen in this matchup.
1×2 Betting Odds
Both teams should score, in our opinion, but we don’t think it will be easy to separate them since neither has a strong resume. Therefore, the result could swing anyway and perhaps even a draw could be on the cards.
The betting market has no idea how this will play out with dead even odds for both the sides.
Betis are the slight underdogs even though they are the home side, with odds @ 2.88.
There is hardly anything in it, but the away side are the slight favourites with odds @ 2.70.
The odds a stalemate according to the betting market stands @ 3.52.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals score will be over 2.5, stands @ 2.16.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 1.85.