Athletic Bilbao vs Valencia
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Saturday, 28 September 2019
Kick-off at 12:00 UK / 13:00 CET
Venue: Estadio San Mamés (Bilbao).
Athletic Bilbao failed to record back to back wins in their last outing earlier this week after the struggling Leganes did just enough to hold Gaizka Garitano’s men to a 1-1 draw. Nevertheless, the draw has kept their unbeaten record well intact, with Los Blancos being the only other team in the table that are yet to admit defeat.
Valencia, on the other hand, are yet to recover from the 5-2 drubbing they received at the hands of Barcelona on the road. Their last two clashes, which were in the comforts of their home, saw them disappointingly salvage no more than a point in each.
The visitors have a lot of ground to make up in the ladder and are sporting no more than one measly win from their last six games in the LaLiga as well.
Given the positive run of form that Bilbao are on, it goes without saying that a defeat is certainly looming large for Valencia this weekend.
Athletic Bilbao vs Valencia Head to head (h2h)
- Four out of their last eight clashes here have finished in favor of Athletic Bilbao.
- Their previous encounter here saw the scores tied at 0-0.
- Only one of their past five matchups have featured over 2.5 goals on the scorecards.
- Half of their last eight games have seen goals down either end.
Athletic Bilbao vs Valencia Prediction
The hosts have got off to stellar start at home in the league and have emerged victoriously in all of their last three matches here, one of which was against the reigning champions. Furthermore, the home team have found the back of the net five times from those clashes alone and are yet to concede here as well.
Their counterparts have been at the worst on the road, and have been at the losing end in each of their last two outings. Taking into account that Valencia have not been able to get the better of this foe in any of their previous eight visits to this venue either, Athletic Bilbao have every reason to be confident of walking away with all three points in this one.
In addition, the guests lost without getting their names on the scoresheet in one of their last two trips on the road, and have just two away goals to their name at the moment.
Also, Valencia have scored just twice in their previous four head to head clashes here. Considering that Bilbao have been getting the job done with a goal or two at the most in their last three home games, count on Garitano’s men to wrap things up with under 2.5 goals on the charts.
Athletic Bilbao vs Valencia Betting tips
Athletic Bilbao to win @ 2.20 (6/5)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).