Athletic Bilbao vs Cadiz
Spanish La Liga
Date: 3 February 2023, Friday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: San Mames Barria (Bilbao).
Athletic Bilbao host Cadiz in the first game of Matchday No 20 in Spanish La Liga on Friday evening at San Mames Barria.
The Basques will be hoping to rebound from a 1-0 defeat at Celta Vigo on Sunday. It was one of the weakest displays from the Lions in the whole season.
The team led by Ernesto Valverde have failed to register a single shot on target five days ago at Abanca-Balaidos.
Athletic Bilbao thus only continued their dreadful run of form in the league. Valverde’s men are now winless in five subsequent La Liga outings.
The defeat in Vigo was their third consecutive league loss. The lack of attacking creativity has been the main issue for Valverde and his squad of late.
Bilbao have scored no more than a single goal in the last five league outings. Can they finally get back on track and instill some confidence into themselves with a victory over Cadiz on Friday?
The visitors will be looking to take advantage of momentum after a big 2-0 victory over Mallorca last weekend.
Cadiz are now third from bottom in the league ladder and only one point below the safe zone line and the positions currently held by the likes of Valencia, Espanyol, Celta Vigo, and Real Valladolid.
Sergio’s men have tightened things up defensively in the recent matches. None of five games Cadiz have played in La Liga since the World Cup break has seen three or more goals scored.
Athletic Bilbao vs Cadiz Head-to-head
- Athletic Bilbao will rely on recent tradition as they managed to win three of the previous four head to head affairs against Cadiz.
- The Basques bagged four unanswered goals past Cadiz back in late-August when these two outfits locked horns in the first part of the season.
- Bilbao notched three or more goals in three of the last four encounters against Cadiz.
Athletic Bilbao vs Cadiz Prediction
Athletic Bilbao have been struggling to create chances in the last several weeks. Knowing that Cadiz have improved their defensive displays drastically in the recent period, we can see the hosts having huge problems to break the rivals down on Friday.
The main pick is Under 2.5 goals FT at the 1.80 odds, a scenario that occurred in each of Cadiz’s last five league matches. You can also shoot for the draw at the half time at the 2.25 odds as we can hardly see the hosts scoring early on.
Athletic Bilbao vs Cadiz Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80 (4/5)
Half Time Result – Draw @ 2.25 (5/4) odd.