Athletic Bilbao-Betis Betting Preview: Back at least three goals this evening

Our Liga expert Phil Kitromilides has been in fine form over the last week and believes at least three goals will be scored in Bilbao this evening
If the second match to be played at the new San Mames stadium is half as entertaining as the first one then we should be in for a real treat on Thursday night.

Athletic Bilbao marked their new home last Monday with a thrilling 3-2 win over Celta Vigo and the Basques can be backed at evens (2.00) with Paddy Power to record another victory.

Betis, meanwhile, have been a little unpredictable so far this season, at times great to watch yet on occasions a little wayward.

They are available at 5/2 (3.50) to claim their second win of the campaign.

Goals look to be on the cards tonight though, with Athletic showing so far this season that they lack stability at the back, meaning they offer their opponents chances to score.

Going forward however they always look likely to get on the scoresheet making both teams to score a likely outcome.

Yet 8/13 (1.62) is too small a price to take, so the odds of 8/11 (1.73) for over 2.5 goals become more appealing, especially when considering that four of Athletic's five matches this season have comfortably seen more than three goals.

Over 2.5 goals at 8/11 (1.73) 1.5pt stake with Paddy Power

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV presenter in Madrid