La Liga - Athletic Bilbao v Real Betis

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2023/24 Spanish La Liga
Matchday 3

Athletic Bilbao v Real Betis

San Mames Barria
Bilbao, Spain
Sunday, 27 August 2023
Kick-off is at 19h30
Athletic Bilbao will square off with an in-form Real Betis side in a Spanish La Liga match at the San Mames Barria on 27 August.
Current Form
The Lions emerged as 2-0 winners over CA Osasuna away on 19 August as they snapped their four-match winless run in the league.
However, Bilbao are winless in their last two home matches in La Liga having registered two consecutive defeats at the San Mames Barria.
Meanwhile, Betis held Atletico Madrid to a 0-0 draw at home on 20 August as they extended their unbeaten run to four league matches. 
The Green and Whites are also undefeated in their last four away matches having recorded three victories and one draw on the road.
Team News
Bilbao have no suspension concerns, but Peru Nolaskoain, Dani García, Yeray and Yuri are on the club's injury list.
While Betis will be without Luiz Henrique, Claudio Bravo William Carvalho and Nabil Fekir who are all out injured and the club has no suspension concerns.
"This was a crucial match for us. Nobody wants to have no points on the board," Bilbao manager Ernesto Valverde said after his side's win over Osasuna,

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"I think we rediscovered ourselves. The team's effort is always the same. That's a guarantee, we always give our all. Sometimes you get it right and sometimes you don't."

"We knew we were going to have a tough game here, like last year. In the beginning, we got into their area a lot and we conceded few chances. That was key," he added.

"The second half changed very quickly after the dismissal. We had to drop deep because we couldn't work the press in the same way. But we were able to hold our own."
Betis secured a 1-0 win over Bilbao in their last meeting in La Liga in a match played at the San Mames Barria on 4 May 2023.
The White and Greens are unbeaten in their last three matches against the Lions in the league having recorded two wins and one draw.

La Liga matchday 3 fixtures

Friday, 25 August

17:30 - Las Palmas v Real Sociedad
19:30 - Celta Vigo v Real Madrid

Saturday, 26 August

15:30 - Cadiz CF v UD Almeria
17:30 - Granada CF v Real Mallorca
19:30 - Sevilla FC v Girona FC

Sunday, 27 August

15:30 - Villarreal CF v FC Barcelona
17:30 - Valencia CF v CA Osasuna
19:30 - Athletic Bilbao v Real Betis

Monday, 28 August

17:30 - Getafe CF v Deportivo Alaves
19:30 - Rayo Vallecano v Atletico Madrid

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Published: 08/22/2023