Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(55) 39 Goals 34 (44)
(40) 24 Assists 32 (37)
(6.6) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.7)
28.4 Average Age 27.3
180.9 Average Height (cm) 182.4
(0.8) 1 Shots pg 1.1 (0.8)
(48%) 48% Aerial Duel Success 47% (49%)
(0.4) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.7)
(1.4) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.8 (2.2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in LIGA BBVA.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Álex Pozuelo Out 6.30636363636364
Juan Carlos Out 6.6732
Álex Martínez Out 6.70538461538462
Nacho Out 7.13466666666667
Nosa Out 6.583125
Player Reason Status Rating
Ruiz de Galarreta Out 6.55666666666667
Iñigo Pérez Out 6.858
Mikel San José Out 6.98058823529412

Team News

  • Betis opened up a three-point gap in the race for fourth place with a 2-0 win over Levante last weekend and can extend their lead over Malaga to five points this evening after results went their way over the weekend.
  • Pepe Mel rested a few of his regular starters for the 2-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid in the cup in midweek so the likes of Mario, Chechu Dorado and Jose Cañas will return to the starting line-up, but left-back Nacho is suspended so Javi Chica is expected to switch flanks with Angel coming in at right-back.
  • It wasn't such a good weekend for Athletic though as wins for Granada and Osasuna mean they are now just three points above the relegation zone and in real danger of being dragged into the fight for survival.
  • Young Aymeric Laporte is expected to return to the starting line-up after being suspended for last weekend's defeat to Rayo Vallecano, whilst Jon Aurtenetxe is also fit again so Oscar de Marcos will be able to move back into his more favoured midfield role.
  • Mikel San Jose is suspended so Carlos Guerpegi or Ander Iturraspe will take up the role as the holding midfielder.

Prediction

  • These two teams have been headed in different directions all season and after Malaga and Valencia's defeats this weekend there is a huge incentive for Betis to take a hold on fourth place.
  • However, Los Verdiblancos will be all too aware they have already lost at home to Granada and Mallorca this season so they can take nothing for granted. That said, Athletic's defence looks incapable of dealing with the pace of Joel Campbell and prowess in front of goal of Ruben Castro, which should lead Betis to another win.
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