Athletic Bilbao vs Elche
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 3 January 2021
Kick-off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: Estadio San Mames (Bilbao).
Athletic Bilbao’s mixed form in the league as of late might actually help them gain points as their next opponent is two points behind them on the table.
The host is on a two-game unbeaten run in the campaign, following a 1-1 draw on the road with Villarreal last time out. They have picked up 18 points from 5 wins and 3 draws in their 15 league clashes.
Elche has had no turn of luck in their schedule as they extend their winless streak to the ninth game in the campaign this season. But the 1-1 draw at home with Real Madrid in the last league clash will improve the morale of the players in the middle.
They have picked up 16 points from 3 wins and 7 draws in their 14 appearances, showing a shaky defense in the fixtures.
Athletic Bilbao vs Elche Head-to-head (h2h)
- Three of their recent five meetings across all major competitions have ended in a draw.
- Both teams have recorded a win each in their five matches since 2013.
- Their previous encounter was in January 2020 Copa del Ray, and it resulted in a 1-1 draw.
- The last time the teams came together in La Liga was in 2015, in which Bilbao won 2-3.
- Both teams have scored in their recent three fixtures in their schedule since 2015.
Athletic Bilbao vs Elche Prediction
With a two-game unbeaten streak in the campaign, Bilbao will come into the game as clear favorites to win on Sunday. The host enjoys the ground advantage in the game and has lost only two of their six home matches so far this season. Having won four of their last five attempts at home, the home win in full-time will probably be the best bet for the punters in the encounter.
Furthermore, Bilbao has scored 18 goals in their 15 appearances so far this term. It has to be noted that they have conceded the same number of goals in the process. On the other hand, Elche has struggled to score 13 goals in their 14 attempts while taking 17 goals in return. Based on their scoring spree, the tip for over 1.5 goals will probably serve the purpose from the goals area.
Athletic Bilbao vs Elche Betting tips
Over 1.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).
Full-time result: Athletic Bilbao @ 1.50 (1/2).