Malaga vs Athletic Bilbao: Preview and Predictions

Malaga vs Athletic Bilbao
Primera Division
Date: 23rd September 2017
Kick off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio La Rosaleda

In the 6th round of Spanish Primera Division Malaga is hosting Athletic Bilbao at Estadio La Rosaleda.


There seems to be no luck at all for the bottom-ranked Malaga. After 5 weeks in the Primera Division, they have 5 losses. They have only 1 goal scored and as much as 11 goals conceded. Their most recent defeat, and their biggest defeat so far, comes from a duel against Valencia. They played away and lost with a score of 5-0.

Athletic Bilbao

With 7 points, they are currently sitting at the 8th place in the league table. They have one draw, two wins, and two losses – in that order. In the previous round, they hosted Atletico Madrid and lost with a score of 1-2. During the first half, Aduriz missed a penalty, thus failing to bring his team in the lead and, possibly, a different outcome of the match. Instead, their visitors scored two goals, and Garcia reduced the goal difference moments before the blowing of the whistle. That has been their first match so far, that saw more than two goals scored in total.

Malaga vs Athletic Bilbao: Head to head

Wins are almost equally divided among the two teams. Malaga have 11 wins, Bilbao 12, and 11 times they drew. During the previous season, both teams won at their own turf. Malaga won at home with a score of 2-1. It was one of the rare occasions when there were more than two goals scored in total, on both sides of the pitch.

Malaga vs Athletic Bilbao: Prediction

Based on everything above, the safest bet appears to be less than three goals scored in total. As far as a rather riskier bet is concerned, we believe that this fixture is the perfect opportunity for Bilbao to get their act together and win a match after two consecutive losses.

Malaga vs Athletic Bilbao: Bets

Total goals under 2.5 @ 1.64 – Unibet

Athletic Bilbao to win @ 2.50 – Bet 365