Ostersunds FK vs Athletic Bilbao: Preview and Predictions

Ostersunds FK vs Athletic Bilbao
UEFA Europa League
Date: 19th October 2017
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Jamtkraft Arena (Ostersund).

Ostersunds are off to a dream kick off to their first ever campaign in the group stage of the continental competition with the maximum of six points from opening two ties with Zorya and Hertha BSC.

Can they continue the amazing form and make it three wins on the trot against the group’s favourites Athletic Bilbao this Thursday at Jamtkraft Arena?

Ostersunds FK

The English manager Graham Potter can be proud of the job he has done so far with Ostersunds.

The team’s main strength lies at the back since they are yet to concede in this term of Europa League and since they will come into the clash with the Spaniards on the back of four consecutive clean sheets in all competitions.

Athletic Bilbao

The visitors, on the other side, have been struggling a lot ever since Ernesto Valverde took over Barcelona this summer.

The Basques sit in the bottom half of the Primera Division standings and they have only claimed a single point so far in Europa League failing to produce in the final third against both Hertha and Zorya.

Ostersunds FK vs Athletic Bilbao: Head to head

The two sides have not had the chance to meet each other previously.

Ostersunds FK vs Athletic Bilbao: Prediction

Even though the hosts should be favourites according to the form guide, we believe the weekend’s important 1-0 win over Sevilla will help Bilbao with the confidence ahead of what could be the most important Europa League fixture for them this Thursday.

The visitors have the quality to turn things around in the Group J and we’ll back them to come on top here at the odds of 4/5.

Ostersunds FK vs Athletic Bilbao: Bets

The first betting pick will be Athletic Bilbao to win at the odds of 1.80.

You can also try with Athletic Bilbao to keep a clean sheet at 2.25.

All Odds courtesy of 888Sport