Betis vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction, 4/21/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Betis vs Athletic Bilbao
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Location: Estadio Benito Villamarín in Seville, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Betis (+130) Athletic Bilbao (+210)
Iker Muniain and Athletic Bilbao (9-10-11, 11th in La Liga) go to Estadio Benito Villamarín on Wednesday where they'll meet Real Betis (14-6-11, 6th in La Liga). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Claudio Bravo for Real Betis and Unai Simon for Athletic Bilbao. The odds on this game have Real Betis coming in at +130 and the Lions are at +210. The total is set at 2.25.
Betis stepped onto the pitch against Valencia in their most recent match and earned a one point draw by a score of 2-2. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 87.3% received passes percentage by converting 461 of the 528 passing targets in their last outing. Betis tried 17 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 11 of the tries for a rate of 64.7%. Regarding shot accuracy, Betis ended this match at a 50.0% clip by hitting 5 shots on target of 10 total shots. Betis averages 1.35 goals per 90 (42 total goals) and have 31 assists in all matches for the season.
Sergio Canales is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Betis. He has 37 assists while accumulating 36 yellow cards thus far in his career. Canales has started 213 matchups during his pro soccer career while he scores 0.19 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Spain has recorded 40 goals scored in 19,261 professional minutes played. Another guy who should impact this match is Borja Iglesias, the forward representing Spain. Iglesias has been on the pitch for 9,304 mins in 103 starting assignments and has been handed 17 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 11 times during his soccer career while scoring 49 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.47 goals per 90 minutes during his career.
The man who will protect the net for Betis is Claudio Bravo. Bravo has seen the pitch for 30,524 minutes and has 1,026 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.1 (387 total goals surrendered) and he holds a save percentage of 72.8%. The goalkeeper hailing from Chile has faced 1,410 shots sent in his direction in 339 career starting assignments. Bravo (169-75-94 mark in his career) has recorded 120 shutouts, which leaves him with a 35.4% clean sheet rate.
In their last game, Athletic Bilbao were able to avoid a loss with a score of 0-0 against Alaves. Athletic Bilbao finished the match with a 54.5% successful dribble percentage by converting 6 out of the 11 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this contest by converting 348 of the 445 attempted passes earning a rate of 78.2%. Athletic Bilbao converted 4 shots attempted out of their 11 shots attempted giving them a 36.4% clip in their last outing. Having accumulated 36 goals and 26 assists in all their contests, Athletic Bilbao has an average of 1.20 goals and 0.87 assists per 90.
Iker Muniain should provide a spark for Athletic Bilbao. He currently averages 0.19 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 272 games so far in his pro soccer career. The forward representing Spain has played 23,880 minutes and he has scored 50 goals. He has accounted for 55 yellow cards during his soccer career and has helped on a goal 24 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Inaki Williams, the forward born in Spain. He has accounted for 44 goals during his soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 24 different times. Williams has been handed a total of 18 yellow card cautions in 16,653 mins (194 career starts). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.24.
Unai Simon will be looking after the net for Athletic Bilbao. Simon has earned 19 shutouts while defending 214 shots against him in 6,321 minutes throughout his career. He has a save % of 70.6 and his clean sheet rate is currently 26.8%. He has allowed 1.07 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 23-23-25. So far in his career, Simon has allowed 75 goals and has 151 stops in 71 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Betis (+130)
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