SlipsTips takes a look at the Bet Builder market ahead of Real Betis' meeting with Athletic Bilbao in La Liga on Wednesday night.
Real Betis vs Athletic Bilbao (Wednesday, 19:00)
Real Betis have been a resurgent force under Manuel Pellegrini but they will be looking to collect a much-needed three points when Athletic Bilbao come calling on Wednesday night.
The Green-and-Whites are making a surprise challenge for a top-six finish but they have drawn their last three La Liga matches.
As such, Betis can ill-afford any further slip-ups in their quest for continental football next term when they play host to beaten Copa del Rey finalists Athletic Bilbao.
The Basque outfit have undergone a marked improvement since Marcelino took charge at the turn of the year, however, Bilbao have won just one of their last eight La Liga matches
Given that consistency hasn't been something associated with either of these respective sides in recent weeks I'm going to steer clear of the match result market here and instead head to Bet 365‘s Bet Builder.
If we combine over zero Real Betis goals, over zero Athletic Bilbao cards and over six match corners we can get some 5/6 (Bet 365) and that makes plenty of appeal.
Real Betis have scored in 22 of their last 24 matches across all competitions, not to mention Betis have made the net bulge in each of their last 11 La Liga outings at their Seville base.
Athletic Bilbao, on the other hand, have conceded in 13/15 road trips this term and I suspect they may be in sorry spirits following their 4-0 cup final thumping on Saturday.
With that in mind, coupled with Real Betis' greater need for points, I'm happy to side with at least one home strike here, but in order to boost the price, I'll also back the visitors to see at least one card.
Athletic Bilbao are averaging 2.30 bookings per game this season and it's worth noting that they have clocked up at least one card in each of their last 20 outings across all competitions.
I'll complete the Bet Builder with over six match corners – both of these respective sides are averaging over five team corners per 90 minutes this season and it's worth noting that 13 of Real Betis' last 14 league fixtures have generated seven or more flag kicks.
- Over 0 Real Betis Goals, Over 0 Athletic Bilbao Cards & Over 6 Match Corners – Bet Builder – 5/6 (Bet 365)