Eibar vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction & Match Preview

Eibar vs Athletic Bilbao
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 27 September 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Ipurua (Eibar).

Eibar is all set to try their luck for the third time this season in La Liga after dropping points in both their first two clashes in the schedule. Winless in the league so far, the host will play after a 2-1 loss on the road against Villarreal last time out.

The goalless draw against Celta Vigo in the opening match at home was a comforting result, and the host will aim to build on that form at home as they return home to face Bilbao.

Athletic Bilbao is booting up for their second fixture this term in the campaign. Their opening game resulted in a 2-0 loss on the road against Granada. They didn’t even slot in a goal in that clash, let alone trouble the host’s defense.

With their poor away form and consecutive games on the road reducing the team morale, the traveling side will come in probably with very fewer hopes for a win.

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

  • Four of their last five matches have ended in a draw.
  • Both teams have scored in three of the recent five fixtures.
  • Their previous encounter resulted in a 2-2 draw at Eibar.
  • The visitor has been unbeaten in their last nine meetings.
  • The host is winless at home for the past four clashes.
  • The teams have averaged 1.5 goals at this venue since 2012.

Eibar vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction

As mentioned above, there haven’t been many high-scoring affairs in their h2h history with Eibar as the host. The home team has prepared a strict defense and only two of their 7 h2h clashes seeing BTTS is clear evidence of that streak.

The host has scored only one goal in their two league appearances so far this season. Meanwhile, ATH gave away a clean sheet in their opening match in the schedule. Keeping that in mind, expect a low-scoring game at Eibar, probably under 3.5 goals in ninety minutes.

Athletic Bilbao will visit on the back of an away defeat, but the guest has been unbeaten in six of their seven visits to this venue since 2012. This shows that the visitor has an upper hand despite the home team holding the ground advantage.

Since the host is also winless in their opening matches this season, there is still hope for Gaizka Garitano and his men to turn the game in their favor. The safest bet in the encounter will be a double chance for favoring Athletic Bilbao to yield decent returns for the punters.

Eibar vs Athletic Bilbao Betting tips

  • Double chance: Draw or Athletic Bilbao @ 1.40 (2/5).
  • Over 1.5 goals in full-time @ 1.57 (4/7).

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