Athletic Bilbao vs Villarreal Prediction & Match Preview

Athletic Bilbao vs Villarreal LaLiga Prediction by LeagueLane

Athletic Bilbao vs Villarreal
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 21 February 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio San Mames (Bilbao).

Mid-table Bilbao is at the tenth place in the league this season as it stands. The Super Cup winners have picked up 28 points in La Liga with 8 wins and 4 draws in their 22 league appearances so far. The host has been unbeaten in their recent two clashes, following a 0-4 win on the road against the likes of Cadiz last time out in their schedule.

Villarreal is holding onto the sixth spot on the table this term until now. The away team had 8 wins and 12 draws to make up 36 points in the league after 23 rounds this season. They are on a five-game winless streak in the campaign with four draws in it. They will visit after suffering a 1-2 loss at home against Real Betis in the last league clash.

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

  • Three of their recent four matches have ended in a draw.
  • The visitor has registered only one win in their last seven games.
  • The host has recorded three of the last five overall wins.
  • Their previous encounter resulted in a 1-1 draw at Villarreal.
  • Both teams have scored only twice in their recent five fixtures.

Athletic Bilbao vs Villarreal Prediction

Bilbao has been unbeaten in their last three matches across all major competitions, including a draw in the CDR fixture recently. Their Super Cup win this season has boosted their morale in the middle, and they also enjoy the ground advantage in the game.

In the meantime, Villarreal has an eight-point lead over the host on the table. However, their winless run in the league as of late this season will prove that they have taken a dip in form.

With such a poor form, the visitor is not likely to test the host too much in the fixture. Hence, the double chance favoring Athletic Bilbao will probably be the best bet for the punters in the encounter.

Athletic Bilbao vs Villarreal Betting tips

  • Double chance: Athletic Bilbao or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5).