Athletic Bilbao vs Betis Prediction, 11/23/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Athletic Bilbao vs Betis
Date: Monday, November 23, 2020
Location: San Mamés Stadium in Bilbao, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Athletic Bilbao (+135) Betis (+235)
William Carvalho and Real Betis (4-0-5, 7th in La Liga) go to San Mamés Stadium on Monday where they'll take on Athletic Bilbao (3-0-5, 14th in La Liga). The goalies expected to start will be Unai Simon for Athletic Bilbao and Joel Robles for Real Betis. The moneyline on this contest has Athletic Bilbao coming in at +135 and the Green and Whites are at +235. The over/under has been set at 2.25.
Athletic Bilbao faced Valladolid in their last match and took a loss by a score of 2 - 1. Athletic Bilbao tried 22 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 18 of the tries for a rate of 81.8%. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 85.7% rate by connecting on 450 out of their 525 passing targets in their last outing. In regard to shooting accuracy, Athletic Bilbao finished the game at a 5.6% clip by putting 1 SoT out of 18 total shots. Athletic Bilbao is averaging 0.87 goals per 90 (7 goals in total) and have tallied 6 assists in all matches for the year.
Unai Lopez is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Athletic Bilbao. He has totaled 12 assists while tallying 35 yellow card cautions in his career. Lopez has been given a starting assignment in 132 outings so far in his career and scores 0.08 G/90. The midfielder hailing from Spain has 10 goals scored in 11,249 minutes. One more player who should impact this match is Inaki Williams, the forward representing Spain. Williams has accumulated 15,072 minutes during 175 starting assignments and has been handed 18 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 21 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 41 total goals. He scores 0.24 goals per 90 mins for his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Athletic Bilbao will be Unai Simon. Simon (17-13-19 mark during his soccer career) has recorded 13 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 26.5% shutout percentage. The goalie born in Spain has seen 149 shots attempted at him in 49 starts. His GA/90 is 1.06 (51 total goals given up) and he has a save percentage of .718. Simon has seen the field for a total of 4,341 mins and has 107 stops so far in his career.
For their last match, Betis took a defeat with a final score of 5 - 2 against Barcelona. They finished the match by converting 370 of the 415 passing tries for a percentage of 89.2%. Betis ended the game with a 57.1% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 8 out of the 14 dribbles they pursued. Betis converted 6 shots on goal out of 12 shots attempted giving them a 50.0% clip in their last game. With 12 goals and 10 assists in all competitions, Betis has an average of 1.33 goals and 1.11 assists per 90 minutes.
William Carvalho should provide solid play for Betis. The midfielder hailing from Angola has totaled 18,726 minutes while scoring 15 goals. He has tallied 51 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 16 times. He currently averages 0.07 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 212 games so far in his pro soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Cristian Tello, the forward born in Spain. Tello has been given 12 yellow cards in 13,727 minutes played (134 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.31. He has earned 47 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 37 times.
Joel Robles is expected to look after the goal for Betis. Robles has 27 shutouts and has seen 443 shots against him in 9,404 career minutes. He is the owner of a save percentage of .684 and his clean sheet rate is 26.2%. He has conceded 1.48 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 38-26-42. During his professional soccer career, Robles has conceded 155 goals and has earned 301 saves in 103 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Betis (+235)
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