Villarreal vs Athletic Bilbao
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 3 November 2019
Kick-off at 13:00 UK / 14:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de la Ceramica (Villareal).
Athletic Bilbao have been struggling to find their feet on the road. As such, Villarreal are expected to eye all three points for the taking on Sunday.
Villarreal vs Athletic Bilbao Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous clash here ended in a 1-1 draw.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in four of their last five meetings.
- Three of their past five encounters have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Only one of their previous ten matchups have finished as a stalemate.
- Athletic Bilbao have admitted defeat in half of their last ten fixtures here.
Villarreal vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction
The hosts are on a stellar two-match winning streak, the most recent of which, saw them thrash Alaves at home with a whopping 4-1 scorecard. Javier Calleja’s side have certainly been a force to reckon with on home soil this season, given that they are yet to stumble in front of the home crowd.
Villarreal have now garnered eleven points from a possible fifteen at home, and have been tasting nothing but success in their previous three games here on the trot as well. At the moment, the home side are sitting seventh on the ladder, a point adrift of Athletic Bilbao who are breathing down their necks.
Their counterparts managed to bring a five-match winless drought to a close last week after they posted a comfortable 3-0 victory against Espanyol at home. Be that as it may, the visitor have hardly hit the ground running in their away ties this season, and are yet to pick up a win on the road.
It is also worth noting that Bilbao have been admitting back to back defeats in their previous two outings. Both of which also saw them fail to salvage even a consolation goal. With Villarreal in the groove at Estadio De la Ceramica, the visiting contingent have no reason to have their hopes up in this one.
Furthermore, it is also worth mentioning that Villarreal have been keen on racking up the goals scoring tally in the comforts of their home. The home side have consistently found the back of the net two times or more in each of their last five clashes here. And have amassed seventeen goals to their name, which is the second-most by any side at home as of now.
Moreover, the hosts have also breached this foe at least twice in half of their previous six h2h games here. Hence, count on Villarreal to look lively in the final third throughout the ninety minutes.
Villarreal vs Athletic Bilbao Betting tips
Full time result: Villarreal @ 1.80 (4/5)
Villarreal to score over 1.5 goals @ 2.00 (1/1).