Athletic Bilbao vs Getafe
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 2 Friday 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Estadio San Mamés (Bilbao).
Home advantage has been a big boost for Athletic Bilbao this season, with the hosts tasting defeat just once here so far. With h2h history also indicating a strong upper hand for them, Getafe make the trip to Estadio San Mames this week as the outright underdogs.
Athletic Bilbao vs Getafe Match Preview
Athletic Bilbao were left frustrated with just a point for a fifth time on the trot after Espanyol managed to hold them to a 1-1 draw last week. The hosts are now winless in their last six fixtures in the top flight, garnering just five points from a possible eighteen.
With thirty-one points in the bag, the home team have slumped to ninth on the ladder, and are five points adrift of their foes for the weekend.
Meanwhile, Getafe completed back to back wins in their most recent matchup with Betis at home. Despite being on the odds-on favorite in that latter clash, the visitors managed no more than a narrow 1-0 victory over their counterparts.
It is also worth mentioning that the guests have stumbled just twice in their last seven games in the Laliga.
Athletic Bilbao vs Getafe Head to head (h2h)
- The final scores were tied at 1-1 in their previous meeting.
- Five of their last six encounters have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in five of their past seven meetings.
- Only one of their previous ten games have finished as a stalemate.
- Getafe have registered the win just once in their last ten fixtures. (W-1, D-4, L-5)
Athletic Bilbao vs Getafe Prediction
Athletic Bilbao have been a force to reckon with at home this term. They have featured at the losing end just once, and are currently unbeaten in their past six fixtures here in the running.
On the other hand, Getafe have dropped points in six of their previous ten clashes on the road. To make matters worse, the visitors have not been coping well in their recent visits to this stadium.
Miserably, their last win here came way back in 2012. Given the positive run of form that Athletic Bilbao are on, in front of the home crowd, Getafe have little or no chance of securing the bragging rights this weekend.
Be that as it may, the visitors have shared the spoils in each of their last two meetings with this foe here. Taking into account that Athletic Bilbao have also been held to a draw in their past two clashes at home, a Draw no bet is sizing up to be the safest punt in this one.
Furthermore, the hosts have looked rock solid at the back. Impressively, they have kept a clean sheet on five occasions here, and have conceded as few as four goals so far as well.
In addition, three of their previous five h2h meetings at this stadium have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts. Given that the reverse fixture of this encounter was also a low scoring affair, expect goals to be hard to come by on Sunday.
Athletic Bilbao vs Getafe Betting tips
Draw no bet: Athletic Bilbao @ 1.70 (7/10)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).