Osasuna vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction & Match Preview

Osasuna vs Athletic Bilbao
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 24 November 2019
Kick-off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: Estadio El Sadar (Pamplona).

The newly-promoted Osasuna have been going about their season in a well-organized manner, and performance at home has been one of their highlights. However, this match-day, the arrival of Bilbao could complicate things, especially with their iron-clad defense.

Osasuna vs Athletic Bilbao Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last time these two met, Bilbao recorded a 1-2 win.
  • Four of the former five games had goals at either end of the pitch.
  • 11 of the previous 13 wins went to the Basque outfit.
  • It’s been seven years since Osasuna have managed an official win.
  • 15 of the preceding 18 encounters at this stadium saw the home team failing to keep a clean sheet.

Osasuna vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction

Bilbao had to dig deep to find the win the last time they took part in a league encounter. Locking horns with the Frogs, the team had conceded right at the end of the first half time, to go behind 0-1. However, the home team refused to give up and kept fighting.

They succeeded in their objective, as they scored two goals, one of them just two minutes from the final whistle, to register the three points on the board.

Meanwhile, Osasuna had made light work of their guests, Alaves, as they romped to a 4-2 victory the last time they hosted a league fixture. Two quick-fire goals just before the half-hour mark put the visitors under huge pressure, and though the visiting contingent did slot two back later, it was not enough to share the spoils, as the home team had found two more.

This Sunday, consider the defensive prowess the Basque outfit has shown over the course of their campaign. They have let in the least number of goals in the competition, and as of now, the team has lost just four times in their preceding 25-game stretch.

Furthermore, they are on a four-game unbeaten streak as of now, of which three were wins, and on the road, they have kept three clean sheets from their former six clashes.

Importantly, they have fared well against this opponent in h2h clashes over the past many years, and in addition, Osasuna are a newly-promoted squad to the La Liga.

Taking all these observations into account, rightfully expect a grand performance from Athletic Bilbao this Sunday, to keep their momentum going.

Osasuna vs Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Athletic Bilbao or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Athletic Bilbao +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.50 (1/2).