On Monday, November 23 at 21:00 CET, Athletic Club face Real Betis in their LaLiga Matchday 10 fixture. The lions will be looking to return to winning ways and they’ll be taking on a rival which has traditionally struggled at San Mamés.
The Seville-based outfit are coming off the back of a 5-2 loss to FC Barcelona in the Camp Nou. Nonetheless, Real Betis sit in seventh place in the LaLiga Santander table with 12 points, having managed wins against Alavés, Real Valladolid, Valencia and Elche.
The historical head-to-head between the two clubs favours Athletic. The lions have beaten the Andalusians 31 times, 16 fixtures have ended in a stalemate and Betis have won on seven occasions.
In recent years, Athletic have done particularly well in LaLiga against their upcoming opponents at San Mámes. Since 2012-13, when Athletic fell to a 3-5 loss at The Cathedral, the lions have notched six consecutive victories against the team from Seville, without conceding a goal in the last three fixtures.
Highlights I Levante UD 1-1 Athletic Club (LaLiga Matchday 25)
A game of two penalties, as both sides get a point
Marcelino: “A victory for us would’ve been fair”
Marcelino bemoaned the defensive mistakes that led to Levante’s goal
Athletic held to frustrating draw by Levante
Despite constantly threatening, Athletic only pick up one point from a match where both goals came from the penalty spot
Confirmed line-ups: Levante UD vs Athletic Club
The XI’s for tonight’s LaLiga match at the Ciutat de Valéncia
Global TV Guide: Levante UD vs Athletic Club (LaLiga Matchday 25)
When and where to watch Athletic’s upcoming LaLiga match against Levante UD
Marcelino: “We’re focused on winning tomorrow”
Marcelino looks ahead to Friday night’s LaLiga Santander match against Levante UD
Squad list: Levante UD vs Athletic Club (LaLiga Matchday 25)
Marcelino has called up 23 players for Friday night’s clash with Levante UD at the Ciutat de València
A big week against Levante
Athletic will face Levante twice in six days, starting with a LaLiga fixture on Friday (21:00 CET)
Raúl García: “The more difficult the challenge, the better”
After extending his contract with Athletic Club until 2022, Raúl García expressed his intention to keep going “as long as he was up to the task of competing for this Club”
Raúl García signs contract extension until 2022
The agreement includes an option for a further season depending on a number of targets.