Athletic Bilbao vs Girona
2017/18 Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 10th September 2017
Kick off at 15:15 UK/ 16:15 CET
Venue: San Mames Barria.
Athletic Bilbao dropped points on the opening day of the new Primera Divisioon season by playing only a goalless draw with the league’s newcomers Getafe at San Mames Barria.
The Basques, however, managed an important away win at Eibar before the international break and they will come into the game with Girona in high spirits.
Jose Angel Ziganda can be thrilled with his team’s defensive line which kept clean sheets in last three matches (including the 1-0 win over Panathinaikos in the rematch of their Europa League playoffs tie).
However, the new manager is still looking to see his key figures in the final third (Aritz Aduriz, Iker Muniain and Inaki Willimas) delivering up front.
Finding the right attacking shape against Girona will be quite a challenge for the hosts since the league’s newcomers produced some impressive displays at the start of the new campaign.
They first held Atletico Madrid to a 2-2 draw before getting their first win in the elite class of the Spanish football against Malaga thanks to Alkala’s goal.
Athletic Bilbao vs Girona: Head to head
Interestingly, this is going to be the first ever head to head meeting between the two sides.
Athletic Bilbao vs Girona: Prediction
Girona showed decent display on the home patch, but it will be very interesting to see their limits on the road against a quality opposition this Sunday.
We have to stick to the hosts here and back them to claim a three-pointer at the odds of 4/6.
Braver tipsters can go with Bilbao to keep a clean sheet in the fourth consecutive game at the odds of 5/4.
Athletic Bilbao vs Girona: Bet Tips
The first betting pick is Athletic Bilbao to win the match at the odds of 4/6 @ Unibet.
You can alternatively take Athletic Bilbao to keep a clean sheet at 5/4 @ William Hill.