Huesca vs Athletic Bilbao
Spain – La Liga
Date: Monday, 18th February 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Estadio El Alcoraz (Huesca).
We surely have a tricky affair to deal with as Francisco Vilchez’s men take on the furiously competitive Los Leones.
The team from Aragon recorded back-to-back wins, something quietly unexpected of them, and has built some momentum for their upcoming tie.
Meanwhile, the Red-Whites has started to make a late run to improve their season, after the countless stumbles at the beginning.
Gaizka Garitano’s men will be surging with confidence, since just the last match-day they held one of the best, if not the best team in Europe right now, FC Barcelona, to a draw. And yes, he played. King Leo.
The 4-0 loss dealt to Valladolid, and the 2-0 loss for Girona have raised Huesca’s stock price quite a bit. They will be eager to go once more, and this match will greatly test their grit since the visitors are known for their never-say-die attitude.
Huesca vs Athletic Bilbao Head-to-head (h2h)
- Lehoiak has a 100% unbeaten record against this opponent.
- The combined scoreline for the last two meetings is 8-0, in favor of Zuri-gorriak.
- The team from Aragon has conceded two or more goals in every one of their official ties.
- At the Estadio El Alcoraz, the visitors have a 100% winning record in official meetings.
Huesca vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction
Los Leones have been returning consistent results ever since they rallied to turn around their season since November. Against the bottom-most team in the league, their confidence will be surely high.
Moreover, the Copa del Rey tie these two shared will still be fresh in memory. Both the home leg and the reverse fixture ended with 4-0 wins for the Lions. Additionally, the team has a 100% unbeaten record in h2h ties, and a 100% winning record at the Estadio El Alcoraz. Also, Francisco Vilchez’s men were winless in 22 of their last 25 games.
I think the visitors will take home the win based on these observations.
Two match-days back, anyone would have said that this game would be a comfortable win for the team from Basque. But the recently promoted hosts really provided two astonishing performances in their last two league games.
Taking that into account, and their home advantage, I expect the guests to have a tough day at the office. They will win, but it won’t be without sweating for it. There’s little chance that the visitors could keep a clean sheet.
Huesca vs Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips
Athletic Bilbao to Win @ 2.50 (3/2)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).