Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction & Match Preview

Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao
Spain – La Liga
Date: Saturday, 12 December 2020
Kick-off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia).

Valencia’s troubles don’t seem to fade away in the league this term. The host has lost only one game within their last five matches but took only 6 points out of 15 available.

Their previous encounter was on the road, and they shared the spoils with Eibar in a goalless draw. The 3 wins and 4 draws from dozen attempts have earned Los Che 13 points on the league table as it stands.

Bilbao is not any different from the host in the campaign this season. ATH has picked up the same 13 points from 4 wins and a draw in their 11 appearances until now.

The visitor has been winless in their recent two fixtures in the league. They will visit on the back of a 0-2 loss at home against Celta Vigo in the previous La Liga encounter in their schedule.

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

  • Only two of their last 12 meetings have ended in a draw.
  • Both teams haven’t scored in their recent four fixtures.
  • Their previous encounter gave a 0-2 away win for Bilbao.
  • The host has recorded four of the last five overall wins.
  • The win in the last visit was the visitor’s only one within the last five.

Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction

Bilbao got through Valencia in their previous visit last season, three months back. However, the host has a better winning average within their recent ten h2h meetings.

Besides, the home team enjoys the ground advantage in the game and has lost only two of their last five home matches in the schedule.

Valencia will have to fight against three winless games on their tail in the league as of late. Since they drew two of those trios, it is likely to see them bounce back in the campaign.

Bilbao is not any different as they share the same points on the table with a better win ratio than the host.

The match is sizing to be anyone’s game, as both teams are equally strong for each other. The double chance favoring both sides will probably be the best bet for the punters.

Furthermore, we can expect a couple of goals in ninety minutes, which is why the tip for over 1.5 goals seems to be a suitable option.

Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao Betting tips

  • Over 1.5 goals in full-time @ 1.44 (4/9).
  • Double chance: Valencia or Athletic Bilbao @ 1.40 (2/5).