Athletic Bilbao vs Almeria
Spanish La Liga
Date: 30 September 2022, Friday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: San Mames Barria (Bilbao).
Athletic Bilbao will have a nice chance to extend their winning thread to three games on Friday evening when they host last season’s Segunda Division champions to San Mames Barria in Gameweek No 7.
The Basques are fourth in the league ladder at the moment thanks to four wins in the opening six league outings.
They have bagged seven goals in the back-to-back victories over Elche and Rayo Vallecano in the previous two rounds.
Ernesto Valverde can be thrilled with his men’s performances at the beginning of the season since Bilbao are scoring goals for fun these days.
The Basques have so many dangerous weapons in the final third, including the likes of Alex Berenguer, Gorka Guruzeta, Oihan Sancet, Inaki Williams, and Nico Williams, each of whom have scored at least twice in the opening six rounds of the season.
Almeria will enter the tie in a completely opposite mood. The second-tier champions from the last season are struggling badly to create chances at the beginning of the top-flight campaign.
The team led by Rubi are currently on a streak of three consecutive defeats. They have failed to find the back of the net in each of these losses despite facing the likes of Real Valladolid, Osasuna, and Mallorca in the process.
Almeria hold the 16th position at the moment with one win, one draw, and four defeats in the inaugural six games of the season.
Athletic Bilbao vs Almeria Head-to-head
- It’s been seven years since these two teams last met each other, back when Almeria last featured the elite class of Spanish football.
- Athletic Bilbao are on a run of seven wins and a draw in the previous eight encounters with Almeria.
- Almeria have scored just one goal in the previous three meetings with the Basques.
Athletic Bilbao vs Almeria Prediction
The home win to nil should be the way to go here based on everything we have seen from these two outfits so far in the season.
You can back this scenario at the odds of 2.25. Alternatively, Bilbao are 2.15 to win by two or more goals difference on Friday.
Athletic Bilbao vs Almeria Betting Tips
Athletic Bilbao to win to nil @ 2.25 (5/4)
Athletic Bilbao to win in -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.15 (23/20) odd.