Athletic Bilbao vs Real Valladolid
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 20 October 2019
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio San Mamés (Bilbao).
With the Basque outfit dominating the h2h clashes here, Real Valladolid does stand no chance in scripting out a win.
Athletic Bilbao vs Real Valladolid Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous clash at this venue ended in a 1-1 draw.
- Both teams have found the back of the net in four of their last five games.
- Half of their past ten meetings have featured under 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Real Valladolid have not registered a win at this venue for well over a decade.
- Bilbao have kept a clean sheet four times in their last seven fixtures here while the visitors are yet to record one.
Athletic Bilbao vs Real Valladolid Prediction
The hosts have fallen out of their groove and will be welcoming Real Valladolid on the back of a three-match winless run. After salvaging no more than a point against Leganes, the home team suffered back to back defeat against Valencia and Celta Vigo. Both of which were by a narrow 1-0 scorecard.
On the other hand, Real Valladolid are unbeaten in their previous three clashes, the last of which saw them hold Atletico Madrid to a stalemate at home. However, the visitors still have just two wins under their belt from their matchups so far and have admitted defeat twice already on the road.
To make matters worse for the traveling faithful, the guests have not been coping well in their previous visits to Estadio San Mames. The away side have lost six of their past seven trips to this stadium, with their last taste of success coming way back in the year of 2004.
In addition, despite the current dip in form, the hosts have come out on top with a clean sheet in hand in three of their last four clashes here. With home advantage aiding them, Athletic Bilbao should have this one in the bag.
Furthermore, the home team have been lively right from the start, in their matchups on home soil, and have scored three of their previous four goals in the first half of the game. With their last head to head meeting here also featuring a goal before the break, by all means, wait no later than the opening forty-five minutes for the deadlock to be broken on Sunday.
Athletic Bilbao vs Real Valladolid Betting tips
Full-time result: Athletic Bilbao @ 1.66 (2/3)
Over 0.5 first-half goals @ 1.60 (3/5).