Athletic Bilbao vs Malaga: Preview and Predictions

Athletic Bilbao vs Malaga
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 5th March 2017
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio San Mames (Bilbao).

Athletic club will be hosting Malaga to San Marmes Barria on Sunday night with hopes of a win to continue their chase for a European spot.

Athletic Bilbao remained in the 8th position after the midweek defeat to Sevilla in their first game in march as the game ended 1-0. They still have 38 points to their name after 25 games, they are 4 points below Villarreal in the last European spot.

With so many names on their injury list which includes, Aduriz, Laporte and Sabin, Bilbao have been struggling a bit lately.

Meanwhile, Malaga are very poor in form, with just a win since 30th November, they have also drawn just 4 times in the period. They on the 15th spot and have 26 points to their name, they are safely 7 points above the bottom 3 teams.

Malaga will enter this game from a back-to-back defeat in the La Liga, they will be hoping to get a win in this game to get back to right path.

Athletic Bilbao vs Malaga: Head to Head Statistics

The previous 33 games played between this two teams have been shared evenly as they have won 11 games each and drawn 11 times.

At San Mames Barria, Bilbao have won 7 games against Malaga, drawn 7 times and lost just twice.

Malaga were winners of the reverse of this fixture, they defeated Bilbao 2-1 at home.

Except for the reverse of this game, the recent games between them have recorded 2 goals and below.

Athletic Bilbao vs Malaga: Prediction

We see Bilbao as slight favorites in this game, though they haven’t been good in recent games. However, Malaga are not better in form either, both teams have lost 3 out of their last 5 outings.

We expect Bilbao to come out winners in this fixture, also the game could record upto 3 goals and above.

Athletic Bilbao vs Malaga: Bet Tips