Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Athletic Bilbao will look to build on a 2-0 win over Osasuna when they take on Real Betis in the La Liga round 3. The Lions did well to win the local derby, with the team regaining a much-needed confidence and they now face their favourite rivals. You should bear in mind that the Lions emerged triumphant in nine of the previous ten meetings between the two sides at Stadio San Mames. Oihah Sancet is banned for the match, while all Peru Nolaskoain, Dani Garcia, Yeray Alvarez, and Yuri Berchiche are out of contention with injuries.
Los Beticos, on the other hand, made a promising start to the season, with the team beating Villarreal on the road, while sharing the spoils with Atletico Madrid at home. Nonetheless, home win should be considered this time out as Athletic Bilbao do not suit Real Betis, especially when the two sides meet in the Basque Country. The likes of Luiz Henrique, Claudio Bravo, William Carvalho, and Nabil Fekir are injured for the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (Iñaki Williams):
Inaki Williams is one of the most talented Spanish players. The pacey winger, who plays as a centre-forward as well, started his senior career at Basconia, scoring seven goals in 18 appearances for the club. In 2014 he moved to Athletic Bilbao, but he played for the reserve team at the beginning.
Inaki impressed in the 2014/2015 season with Athletic Bilbao B and, as a result, he was given a chance to prove his worth in the Spanish top flight with the first team. The Spanish footballer made his La liga debut on December 6, 2014, replacing injured attacker Aritz Aduriz in a 1-0 loss to Cordoba.
Inaki Williams represented Spain at the 2017 U21 European Championship in Poland and he played 20 minutes in a 1-0 loss to Germany in the final of the tournament. Speaking of the senior squad, the Athletic Bilbao footballer made his Spain debut in a 3-1 victory over Bosnia on May 29, 2016. Inaki Williams was born in Bilbao on June 15, 1994.
Highlighted Team (Betis):
Real Betis Balompie, better known as Real Betis, is a Spanish football club from the city Sevilla and is currently active in the Primera Division. The club hosts its home games in Estadio Benito Villamarin which holds a capacity of 57 000 spectators. The club colors of the club from Andalucia are green and white.
Real Betis is known for its rivalry with Sevilla CF. The Sevilla derby is one of the biggest in Spanish football.The most famous nickname of Real Betis is Verdiblanco’s which literally mean Greenandwhite.
The club from Sevilla had its biggest succes in 1935 where the club managed to win the Primera Division fort heir first and last time. In 1977 and 2005 Real Betis won the Copa del Rey. The biggest succes in Europe was in season 1977/1978 and 1997/1998 where the club got knocked out in the quarter final.
Famous players that ever wore the green white kit are: Denilson, Ricardo Oliveira, Finidi George, Gerrie Muhren and Ricardo.