Girona vs Athletic Bilbao
Spain – La Liga
Date: Friday, 29th March 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Montilivi (Girona).
The European dreams for both these teams hang in the balance as the final stretch of the season arrives. Bilbao and Girona are respectively six and nine points off their target, and with just 30 more points to play for in the competition, stakes are getting higher and higher.
Girona has had a torrid time at home in the last few months. They were able to register just two wins from their last 15 home ties, but on the other hand, they recorded four wins in their last six overall games and lost only one of those. After a long spell of bad games, they are slowly showing some signs of changes. But it worries the fans that the team is performing well on the road and failing to do that at home.
Bilbao will have to deal with the relentless Betis, and the consistent top-six candidate Valencia, in their race for Europe. But the team’s significant dip in form in away ties is a cause for concern.
Girona vs Athletic Bilbao Head-to-head (h2h)
- Teams at home have a 100% winning record in face-to-face games.
- Never has a visiting side even recorded a goal in an h2h encounter.
- 100% of games have had under 2.5 goals.
- The reverse fixture of this tie, which took place on December, ended in a 1-0 win for then hosts Bilbao.
Girona vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction
H2h history of these two teams shows that every single game ended in a home win. Domination by the hosts has been to such an extent that, every single one of these was wins to nil. Going by the trend, Girona should be taking the three points, but they are having some extraordinary bad luck in home ties right now. They are winless in their last eight home ties, and had just two wins in their last 15 attempts at home. On top of that, they failed to score in three of their last five home games.
In addition, Bilbao returned just one win in their last four match-days and one from their last four on the road. This win came against relegation-battler Huesca.
Reading all of these together, the most probable outcome is a draw and a low-scoring one at that.
Girona scored three goals from their last five home ties, and Bilbao registered four from their last five games on the road. On top of that, 100% of h2h ties have had fewer than three goals. Logic dictates not to expect more than two goals this Friday.
Girona vs Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips
Full-Time Result: Draw @ 2.87 (15/8)
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.53 (8/15).