Getafe vs Athletic Bilbao
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Saturday, 24 August 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Coliseum Alfonso Perez (Getafe).
Getafe suffered heartbreak right at the end of their campaign in 2018-19. They were in the lead to ensure the fourth and final Champions League spot, but Valencia played spoilsport to these plans. Finally, the team had to settle for a spot in the Europa. Despite this outcome, they are back with even higher hopes for this season.
While it was unfortunate that they had to begin against Atleti, which expectedly ended in a loss, Getafe will be putting on a tough fight this weekend, and especially since they have been afforded the home advantage.
Their objective could meet some serious obstacle though, taking into account the confidence with which Bilbao is arriving. Athletic was probably given the toughest job in the first match-day, to take on two-time reigning champion Barcelona.
Despite the odds aligning heavily against them, the Basque outfit put on a spirited performance on the pitch and delivered a glorious evening for their fans. To cap off their victory, it was none other than their favorite son Aritz Aduriz who scored the winner, and in some style as well.
Getafe vs Athletic Bilbao Head-to-head (h2h)
- Getafe is unbeaten in the last four games.
- Six of the previous seven wins went to Bilbao.
- Two of the former three games had goals from both teams.
- At one point in their rivalry, three years back, Bilbao was on a six-match winning streak against this opponent.
Getafe vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction
Disregarding the traditional top-three, Getafe was one of the best in the competition last season and was a frontrunner to qualify for the Champions League till the very last match-day. They are back with a vengeance after missing out on the spot, and it’s sufficiently visible the way they are battling it out on the pitch.
On top of that, they have the home advantage, and to top it off, they are unbeaten against this opponent in the last four meetings (the last three years). Also, the last encounter had taken place just four months back, and then Getafe had registered a win to nil.
With these in mind, expect them to avoid a loss this weekend.
But taking into account Athletic’s win over Barcelona, their overwhelming superiority in h2h ties till 2016, the fact that they are on a scoring streak in eight away fixtures on the trot, and that Getafe failed to keep a clean sheet in four of their last five home ties, the BTTS option seems extremely promising.
Getafe vs Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips
Double Chance: Getafe or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.20 (6/5).