Battle for mid-table in the Andalucian Derby

Betis suffered a pretty comprehensive defeat last time out against Athletic Bilbao but can set things straight at home to Málaga this evening.

In the Basque Country, Betis were 3-0 down after 50 minutes and it was game over. A late goal by Rubén Castro (who else) made the scoreline look ever-so-slightly more respectable. Athletic were simply hungrier than Betis and wanted it much more. It brought Betis’ six game unbeaten streak to an end but it’s not the end of the world, to go up to the San Mamés and turn them over would have been one hell of a performance.

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