Athletic Bilbao vs Eibar
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 23 February 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: San Mames Barria (Bilbao).
Mid-table rivals Athletic Bilbao and Eibar take on each other in the last game of the day on Saturday evening at San Mames Barria.
The Basques will be looking to back up Monday’s away win over rock-bottomed Huesca and move to the top half of the standings by going off their counterparts who are currently one point above.
Gaizka Garitano obviously did a tremendous job on improving his team’s back line. Bilbao kept three clean sheets in last four league outings, including the one against Barcelona in the previous league match at San Mames (ended in a goalless draw).
Overall, the Lions are a very tough nut to crack in their own backyard where the team only lost two of twelve league games so far in the season (12-12 goal difference in the process).
Athletic Bilbao vs Eibar: Head-to-head
Bilbao were always a tricky opposition to Eibar.
The Gunsmiths only won one of eleven head to head encounters with Bilbao.
The Basques won five and drew five of remaining ten clashes.
None of last four H2H encounters saw three or more goals scored.
Bilbao won four and drew two of past six meetings with the Gunsmiths.
Athletic Bilbao vs Eibar: Prediction
Eibar generally found goals hard to come by on travels this season. They only won one of eleven league matches on the road (5 defeats and draws apiece in remaining ten fixtures) failing to score more than nine goals along the way.
Nonetheless, Jose Mendilibar’s men will enter the game high on confidence as they are unbeaten in last five matches in Primera Division. They held Sevilla to a 2-2 draw at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on previous travel, while last weekend saw them draw 2-2 at home to 5th-placed Getafe.
Both outfits will come into the match on high and they both played plenty of draws so far in the season. The value is thus strong with the draw at 3.20 odds, while braver punters can go for the 1-1 correct score longshot at 6.00.
Athletic Bilbao vs Eibar: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.20 (11/5)
Correct Score 1-1 @ 6.00 (5/1).