Athletic Bilbao vs Getafe
2017/18 Spanish LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 20th August 2017
Kick off at 17:15 UK/ 18:15 CET
Venue: San Mames Barria.
For the season opening match, Athletic Bilbao is hosting Getafe at San Mames Barria.
It’s been a very successful pre-season for Athletic Bilbao. They are trying to enter the group phase of UEFA Europe League. Their most recent match was the 1st leg of the play-offs round against Panathinaikos. They were the visiting team and won 2 – 3. With such a great advantage, they can open the Spanish Primera Division calmly.
Primera Division is welcoming Getafe this season. They are entering with the pretty bad pre-season at their necks. They played 4 club-friendly games and all they have got from them are two losses and two draws.
They are to try and improve their squad with transfers such as Ndiaye, Dakonam, and Manojlovic.
Athletic Bilbao vs Getafe: Head to head
The last time they met was in January 2016 and Athletic Bilbao won 0 – 1. In fact, since 2013, Athletic has always been the winner of their head to head encounters. On average, there’s been about 2 goals per their head to head duel.
Athletic Club vs Getafe: Prediction
Athletic Bilbao is going to host Getafe in high spirit and we can count on their definite win. But since they won’t have to give their best to defeat them, and because they have to save their key players for the upcoming match against Panathinaikos, not a lot of goals are to be expected. A narrow win will be sufficient for them.