Betis vs Athletic | LaLiga 22-23 | Matchday 15
As the LaLiga season wears on, it is getting harder and harder to predict which clubs will come out on top, especially given the fact that everyone is giving their best to make a place in the table. Many recognize that they are not ready to reach the top positions that earn them access to finals and other competitions, but plenty of others are, and they are battling to get their team into the top 6 and achieve glory in the First Division. Betis vs Athletic will undoubtedly be a full-throttle match as they are neck and neck in the race for a winning place.
Betis vs Athletic 2022 to Be Played at the Benito Villamarín
Betis Is Taking Care of Its Position, but Still Faces an Uphill Battle
Real Betis had a start to the season that gave them a launching pad to stardom. Their first three games were three consecutive victories, netting them a total of 9 points.
By this stage, they had racked up five wins, one draw, and two defeats. The last ones were starting to drop them down the standings.
Betis vs Athletic is a match that has always cost the Verderon team. But the desire to win could get a home victory.
For Athletic There Is No Impossible This Season
This season, it is not enough for Athletic to just hold onto its place in the First Division. Instead, they are going all out and looking to join the big competitions.
As of their eighth matchday, Athletic had five wins, two draws, and one defeat to their name. In their Betis vs Athletic match, they will surely flex the form that has propelled them on this streak and look to extend their lead.
Previous Athletic vs Betis Results and Statistics
The first match we will examine took place on December 19 last year.
In this game, just two minutes after the opening whistle, Iñaki Williams opened the scoring with a great goal, later verified by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR). Iker Muniain was in charge of making the pass for this first goal of the match.
The Verderones did not waste any time, and in the 6th minute, Juanmi, who received a pass from the head of Álex Moreno, scored the equalizer.
The Betis vs Athletic match was tense at the San Mamés Stadium, and the score was level at halftime. But at 52 minutes in, Betis took the lead with a goal by Nabil Fekir, assisted by William Carvalho. The Lions‘ equalizer would be a powerful left-footed shot by Iñaki Williams off a bullet sent over by his teammate Oihan Sancet.
Óscar de Marcos later scored the winning goal with an assist from Oihan Sancet, who left the ball for Rui Silva’s goal. As such, this match ended up going in favor of the Lions 3-2, in a game that Betis contested well.
Following this game, on March 13 of this year, a very even Betis vs Athletic game was played at the Benito Villamarín, where the defensive ranks of each club were closed.
Betis reached the rival goal five times but only managed to score once. Meanwhile, Athletic managed two shots on goal, but neither of them went in.
Betis had 52% of the ball against Athletic’s 42%. However, both had parity in passing accuracy, 82% to 81%.
The scoreboard opened in the 20th minute of the first half. Miranda would launch a cross that Borja Iglesias headed without hesitation, sending the ball straight into the back of Unai Simón’s net. After that, there were several attempts by both teams, but the goalkeepers’ performance prevented the scoreboard from changing.
The first and second half came to a close, and at minute 80, Betis were reduced to one man down when Nabil Fekir was sent off for a hard tackle that ended in a kick to Iker Muniain.
The match ended with the home side winning 1-0.
Prediction for Betis vs Athletic 2022
Previous data indicates that Betis vs Athletic is a game where the Lions should come out victorious. Of their last five meetings, three have been victories for Athletic.
In addition, if we talk about the performance this season, we find that, although quite close, Betis have had more ups than downs than Athletic. Therefore, the score should end 1-2 in favor of the visitors.
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