After going two games without a victory, Bilbao will be hosting Granada for Matchday 31 at the San Mame Barria stadium.
The lion lost last time out to Espanyol, and will be locking horns with Granada a team they have failed to beat in last 3 meeting between them. Valverde’s led side suffered a 2-0 defeat in the first leg of this encounter.
Granadaare however in search of their first league win since 3 of march,2016. The Nazaries are in search of their first victory since they pulled two consecutive win over Sportin Gijon, and Deportivo la Coruna.
Athletic Bilbao have a better league performance than their sunday host. The Lions can boast of 4 victories in their last 5 league games, compared to Granada 2.
In addition,Bilbao gathered 6 victories in their last 10 games in all competition, compared to Granada’s 3 in 10 games.
Team News: Athletic Bilbao
Bilbao boss will be happy of the Iker Munian return to after he suffered a thigh injury mid March, the young spanish winger could be thrown into the thick action of Sunday game
Athletic Bilbao: Predicted Line-Up (4-2-3-1)
Iago: Mikel, Xabier, Carlos, Bovede: Garcia, Iker, San jose, Benat, Rico: Aduriz
Team News: Granada
Jose Gonzalez will have back in is rank David Lomban, David Barral, Andres Fernandez who all missed the Roya vallecano clash due to suspension. Isaac Success will however miss this clash due to suspension
Granada: Predicted Line-Up (4-4-2)
Fernandez: Lomban, Ricardo, Biraghi, Dimitri: Perez, Ruben, Cuenca, Doucore: Barral, El Arabi.
Athletic Bilbao Vs Granada:Head-To-Head-Stats
- The last 5 meetings between the two sides in Spanish La Liga witnessed Granada winning in 3, while 1 win went to Bilbao and 1 match end in a draw.
- Granada are unbeaten in their last three matches against Athletic Bilbao, with 2 wins and a draw.
- Athletic Bilbao have failed to score in the last three encounters against Granada.
- In the matches played at San Mames, the teams share 2 wins each from the last 4 meetings.
Athletic Bilbao Vs Granada: Prediction
Looking at statistics; Bilbao have lost one of their last 5 home games in the league, while Granada have won only one of their last 5 away game in the league.
Therefore, it will be a difficult task for the Nazaries to nick the maximum points at San Mames Barria on Sunday. I suggest a victory for Bilbao and at worst a both teams sharing point.
Best Bet: Bilbao to lead at half-time @ 1.97