Granada vs Athletic Bilbao: Preview and Prediction

Granada vs Athletic Bilbao: Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips

Granada vs Athletic Bilbao
Spanish La Liga 2016/17
Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2016
Kick-Off: 21:00 UK
Venue: Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes, Granada.

Struggling Granada host inconsistent Athletic Bilbao for match day 5 of 2016/2017 LaLiga Santander campaign.

Granada is still searching for is first win, and rhythm. Paco Jemez led side has gone 4 leagues games without a win, lost 2 and drew 2. The Nazaries are also in search of their first win in 5 league games. Granada sits 17th on the log after 4 games played.

Athletic Bilbao started the league with 2 consecutive league defeats, but turned things around with 2 consecutive leagues win. Ernesto Valverde tutored Bilbao will be playing their 3rd game in 7 days, having hosted Valencia to a 2-1 triumph on Sunday, and suffered a 3-0 defeat from the hands of Sassuolo in the Europa league on Thursday.

Key Facts

  • Granada has failed to win in their last 5 league games. The Nazaríes are still searching for their first league for 2016/2017 season.
  • Athletico Bilbao has 2 wins in their first 4 games of 2016/2017 Laliga season. Bilbao has won once in their last 5 visit to Granada

Granada: Predicted Line-Up (4-2-3-1)

Ochoa: Foulquier, Vezo, Silva, Tabanou: Krhin, Pereira- Gonzalez, Bueno, Atzily: Ponce

Athletic Bilbao: Predicted Line-Up (4-2-3-1)

Arrizabalaga: De Marcos, Boveda, Laporte, Balenziaga: Iturraspe, Benat- Williams, Garcia, Susaeta; Aduriz

Granada Vs Athletic Bilbao: Head to Head

Granada produced a 2-0 victory in the replica of this clash last season. The Nazaries enjoyed a 3-1 aggregate victory over Athletic Bilbao over 2 legs last season.

Moreover, Granada has 4 win in 10 league encounter between this two sides, compared to Bilbao 3.

Granada vs Athletic Bilbao: Prediction

Two teams with contrasting league form locking horns is a big headache for any tipster. Granada’s win-less run in the league is matched by Atletico Bilbao’s inconsistent and unpredictable run of results. These teams also own a fluctuating head-to-head record against each other across the venues. Therefore, I will be settling for a draw in this encounter with an 80% chance of both side getting a goal each.

Granada vs Athletic Bilbao: Bet Tips

Both Teams to Score at 1.95 (10/11)
First Half Goals – Over 0.5 1.44 (4/9).

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