Athletic Bilbao vs Eibar Prediction & Match Preview

Athletic Bilbao vs Eibar
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio San Mamés (Bilbao).

If form is any indication, Bilbao should easily cruise towards a win. Add in their home advantage, and the sufferings of Eibar on the road, and the argument is further strengthened.

Athletic Bilbao vs Eibar Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Bilbao recorded the previous six wins in a row.
  • It’s been four years since Eibar have won against this opponent.
  • The last three official wins by Bilbao had been associated by clean sheets as well.
  • In the last decade, Eibar have not won a single game at this stadium.
  • Three of the last four meetings at this ground saw the hosts recording the win.

Athletic Bilbao vs Eibar Prediction

Bilbao were surprised by Betis the last match-day with three quick-fire goals. The former were on the road, and had no answer at the first to this dominating run by the hosts. However, once the Basque outfit got settled into the game, they started to defend well, and successfully thwarted any offensive danger.

Later they scored two goals of their own, but ultimately had to bow down to 3-2 defeat away from home.

Meanwhile, Eibar were defeated in front of their home crowd, by a solitary goal from Getafe. Eibar had resorted to some rough tactics, and got rewarded with five yellow cards, and a direct red.

This weekend, consider the form of the respective teams. Bilbao have won four of their last five overall fixtures, and were unbeaten in nine of their prior eleven overall games. At home, they have been exemplary for the whole of 2019.

In fact, they have lost just once in front of the home crowd since early February, and this had come against Valencia. Also keep note that Bilbao had scored twice or more in eleven of their previous sixteen home appearances.

On the other hand, Eibar are on a five-game losing run, and even lost eight of their former ten overall games. On the road, they have a single win to show for, from their prior ten games.

Most importantly, Bilbao have recorded the previous six h2h wins in a row, and have lost just once in total against this opponent this last decade.

Finally, consider the fact that Bilbao are in hunt for a spot in the top-four, while Eibar are hanging by a thread over the relegation cut-off.

Taking these observations into account, expect a dominating performance from Bilbao this match-day.

Athletic Bilbao vs Eibar Betting Tips

  • To Win: Athletic Bilbao @ 1.70 (7/10)
  • To Win Either Half: Athletic Bilbao @ 1.44 (4/9).