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| On Apr 21, 2021 11:09 AM IST

RB vs ATH Dream11 Tips for Real Betis vs Athletic Bilbao La Liga Fixtures


RB vs ATH Dream11: Athletic Bilbao travels to the Andalusia region of Spain to take on Real Betis in the La Liga. Real Betis are fighting for a Europa League spot but are just 1 point above 7th placed Real Sociedad and will need to win as many games as they can to secure that spot. They are unbeaten in their last 4 games but their last 3 matchups have been draws. With almost nothing to play for, Athletic Bilbao sits firmly in midtable, 11 points from the European spots and 10 points from relegation. They will look to bounce back after a disappointing 4-0 loss to Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey finals and are also winless in their last 7 games.

Date: 21st April, Wednesday
Kick-Off: 11:30 pm (IST)
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamrin, Betic

La Liga Table: Real Betis are in 6th place with Athletic Club in 11th.

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Recent Form
Real Betis: LWDDD
Athletic Club: DLDDL

Head-to-Head (last 5 meetings):
Real Betis – 1
Draw – 0
Athletic Club – 4

RB vs ATL Today Match Prediction Details

Real Betis News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

• Manuel Pellegrini’s side has no new injuries with Dani Martin and Victor Camarasa being the only sidelined players.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

• Juan Miranda could return to the lineup in a left-back spot, replacing Alex Moreno.
• Sergio Canales should be given a start in attacking midfield with Andres Guadrado starting a midfield pivot.
• Youngster, Diego Lainez could be handed a start on the flanks as Borja Iglesias starts up front as the lone striker.

Real Betis Starting XI (likely)

Claudio Bravo (GK)
Aissa Mandi
Victor Ruiz
Juan Miranda
Guido Rodriguez
Andres Guardado
Diego Lainez
Sergio Canales
Nabil Fekir
Borja Iglesias

Athletic Club News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

• Oier Zarraga and Peru Nolaskoain are the only injuries and will not be available until next month.
• Ander Capa picked up a 5th yellow card against Deportivo Alaves and will be suspended for this game.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

• Athletic Club might have to rotate the squad since they played on Saturday.
• Unai Nunez could start in centre-back over Yeray Alvarez.
• Unai Lopez should make way for Unai Vencedor and Iker Munian might be rested for Jon Morcillo.

Athletic Club Starting XI (likely)

Unai Simon (GK)
Oscar de Marcos
Unai Nunez
Inigo Martinez
Mikel Balenziaga
Alex Berenguer
Unai Vencedor
Dani Garcia
Jon Morcillo
Inaki Williams
Raul Garcia

Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Sergio Canales – The versatile forward has 14 goal contributions (8 goals and 6 assists) so far in La Liga. He has created 56 chances and scored 8 of his 13 shots on target giving him a shot completion rate of 61.5%. The Spanish international will be the key to unlocking the Bilbao defence and has whipped in 30 crosses (34% accuracy).

Alex Berenguer – With 10 goal contributions (7 goals and 3 assists) in 20 games, Berenguer will be one of the biggest threats to Betis on the right flank. He has created 34 chances, succeeded in 25 dribbles at a 45% completion rate. The new signing from Torino has also whipped in 22 accurate crosses from the flanks.

Differential Pick

Borja Iglesias – Statistically, Borja Iglesias has been one of the most clinical strikers in Europe. He has 7 goals in 8 starts for Betis and has 1 goal every 123 minutes of football. Iglesias also has a very impressive shot conversion rate of 70%, scoring 7 of his 10 shots on target. His only criticism is his lack of shots taken so far but it is abundantly clear that he has a very high conversion rate of the shots that he has taken so far. Big Borja also managed to open the scoring against Elche after coming off the bench very recently.

RB vs ATH Dream 11 Teams

Goalkeeper – Simon
Defenders – de Marcos, Ruiz, Martinez, Miranda
Midfielders – Fekir, Berenguer (VC), Canales (C)
Forwards – Garcia, Williams, Iglesias

Likely Winner:

Real Betis have all to play for as they seek to seal their Europa League spot but it will not be easy. Since June 2020, the 2 sides have met 3 times, with the Basque club getting the better of Betis every single time, including a 4-0 defeat in November and a Copa Del Rey quarter-final defeat on penalties. They will have to get past this mental block, going into this fixture but Athletic Bilbao has their own issues. Following a crushing defeat in the Copa Del Rey finals with a tough trip to Betis will be very challenging which makes the RB vs ATH Today Match Prediction all the more exciting.

Suraj Shivshankar @Srj1511

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