Granada host Athletic Bilbao
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 12 September 2020
Kick-off 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes.
The El Grana finished 7th in the last season La Liga, which was their best league record in recent years of their overall campaign record.
They will host Athletic Bilbao after capping the last season fixtures with the same side, in which the former had a 4-0 win at home. With a two-game winning streak on their schedule, the host looks stronger than ever with their home ground advantage in the game.
Bilbao fell short of points to the end and finished their league run at the 11th place in the table last season.
Four of their last five matches saw them losing and three of those matches saw them giving away clean sheets. The 4-0 loss on the road against the host was their last clash in a major competition too in the schedule.
Head-to-head & Previous meetings
- The visitor has recorded three of the last five overall wins.
- Their previous encounter gave a 4-0 home win for the Nazaries.
- Only one of their recent four fixtures has seen both teams score.
- The host has lost only one of the last six clashes at home.
Granada vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction
The last season La Liga was Granada’s best-ever campaign finish in their records. The major reason for that was their position in the table as the sixth-best performance at home in the league.
In their most recent h2h meeting with the Nazaries, Athletic Bilbao faced their worst away result of the last season campaign in a 4-0 defeat on the road.
Based on these stats, the host will be in a lookout of starting the season with a win. Since the visitor is not so behind in form, the double chance favoring Granada will probably be the best bet.
El Grana had an average of 1.4 goals at home in the last season La Liga. Meanwhile, Gaizka Garitano’s boys struggled to keep their average on the road around 1.0 goal in the league.
Furthermore, most of their h2h clashes have ended as a high-scoring affair. It will be better to go with the tip for over 1.5 goals as the campaign is only starting, and it is too soon to tell their scoring form.
Double chance: Granada or Draw @ 1.44 (4/9).
Over 1.5 goals in full-time @ 1.50 (1/2).