Eibar vs Athletic Bilbao: Preview and Prediction

Eibar vs Athletic Bilbao Spanish La Liga Match Preview 24th April 2017

Eibar vs Athletic Bilbao
Spanish La Liga
Date: Monday, 24th April 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Ipurua.

Eibar will be hoping to bounce back after an unexpected slip up against Real Betis at Benito Villamarin last weekend.

The team led by Jose Mendilibar thus ended the streak of three consecutive wins. The potential victory over Athletic Club would see Eibar all levelled with their Basque rivals at the sixth position of the standings in Primera Division.

Eibar SD

Jose Mendilibar can be proud of the job he has done with Eibar so far in the season.

The team has the chance to grab the positions which lead to Europa League next year.

Eibar have a strong attacking potential with Sergi Enrich and Pedro Leon in the final third. The team took four wins in last six home matches netting at least three goals in each of the games during the process.

Athletic Club Bilbao

Ernesto Valverde’s squad has also been enjoying a decent shape lately. The Basques will come in the game in much higher spirits after claiming a demolishing 5-1 win over Las Palmas in the previous round of Primera.

It was their third win in last four league outings. Athletic have also been pretty impressive up front lately which guaranteed an open game at Estadio Municipal de Ipurua.

Eibar vs Athletic Bilbao: Head to head

Eibar managed only a single win in seven head to head encounters with Athletic Club.

However, the victory came in the last match played between the two sides at Ipurua when Eibar saw off Bilbao 2-0 in late August 2015.

Eibar vs Athletic Bilbao: Prediction

We definitely expect to witness a high-scoring affair between two attackingly oriented sides.

We also must see the value in backing the hosts to get a positive result because the bookies price them up at 8/5 to pick up three points.

Eibar vs Athletic Bilbao: Bet Tips

  • The first bet will be BTTS at the odds of 1.74 with Unibet.
  • You can alternatively go with Eibar- Draw no Bet at 1.82 with Unibet.