Athletic Bilbao vs Deportivo La Coruna Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Athletic Bilbao vs Deportivo La Coruna Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Athletic Bilbao resurrected their push for a top-10 finish after managing a 3-1 victory over Villarreal at the La Ceramica. The timing of the goals from Bilbao was crucial, as they scored early in both halves – through Inigo Cordoba and Inaki Williams. Even though Villarreal looked like getting back into the game through Carlos Bacca in the 67th minute, a late goal from Muniain sealed the win for Bilbao. Deportivo La Coruna picked up a first win of 2018 by beating Malaga 3-2 at home. Malaga cancelled out goals from Lucas Perez and Adrian Lopez with an own goal from Guilherme and a fine finish from Diego Rolan. However, La Coruna picked up the crucial victory owing to Adrian’s late goal.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Athletic Bilbao have been able to resist a defeat against La Coruna in the last six meetings. Specifically when it comes to games at the San Mames, Bilbao have managed back-to-back wins. Even though La Coruna have managed only one away win throughout the campaign, it is possible to get a good price on a Bilbao victory, which is also my pick in this game.

La Coruna have been unable to score in the last four away games, but they have found the back of the net in five consecutive visits to the San Mames. Bilbao have kept only two clean sheets in the last six home games. The desire to stay in the league is likely to see La Coruna push more players forward. I would back both teams to score in the game.

Athletic Bilbao win – 4/6

Both teams to score – 1/1

Athletic Bilbao saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Deportivo La Coruna

Deportivo La Coruna saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Deportivo La Coruna saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Athletic Bilbao

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Athletic Bilbao Form Guide

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo

Athletic Bilbao

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
W A

22-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Barakaldo Team Logo Barakaldo

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 5)

L A

25-07-2018

Club Friendlies

ADO Den Haag Team Logo ADO Den Haag

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 3 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

D A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Duisburg Team Logo Duisburg

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

05-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Fiorentina Team Logo Fiorentina

FT 3 - 5

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

05-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Mainz 05 Team Logo Mainz 05

FT 5 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

11-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Hannover 96 Team Logo Hannover 96

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

12-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Augsburg Team Logo Augsburg

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

20-08-2018

Primera Division

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Deportivo La Coruna Form Guide

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo

Deportivo La Coruna

Won

2

Draw

5

Lost

3
W H

06-04-2018

Primera Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

14-04-2018

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

17-04-2018

Primera Division

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

20-04-2018

Primera Division

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

29-04-2018

Primera Division

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 2 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

D A

05-05-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

12-05-2018

Primera Division

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 2 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

L A

20-05-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

01-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Valladolid Team Logo Real Valladolid

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

17-08-2018

Segunda Division

Albacete Team Logo Albacete

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Athletic Bilbao Preview

Athletic Bilbao have shown a tremendous resilience to pick up a first away victory in seven league matches. The club generally do not perform well on the road, and most of their points have been accumulated in games at the San Mames. Cuco Ziganda’s men remain with a great opportunity to finish in the top half of the table – even if the European spots have gone out of the window. Aduriz has not been scoring goals at the same pace this season, but Inaki Williams has stepped up as a performer in the last few weeks. The 23-year-old is only two goals shy of catching up with Aduriz.

Athletic Bilbao Team News

Ander Iturraspe and Unai Nunez are unavailable for Athletic Bilbao coming into this game. Enrique Sola is an injury concern for the club, as he is struggling with a hamstring problem.

Deportivo La Coruna Preview

The victory over Malaga may have come a little too late for La Coruna, who are a whopping eight points behind the safety positions. Levante and Deportivo Alaves have been picking up points along the way and it would take a remarkable set of results – at both ends – to get Clarence Seedorf’s team to safety. A huge worry for La Coruna will be the run of games coming up, as the team are up against the likes of Barcelona and Sevilla in the next five.

Deportivo La Coruna Team News

Deportivo La Coruna will be without Federico Cartabia (hamstring), Sulley Muntari (hamstring), and Eneko Boveda (calf) due to injury. Guilherme, meanwhile, is suspended for the game.

Athletic Bilbao Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Deportivo La Coruna Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Athletic Bilbao vs Deportivo La Coruna Sidelined Players

Athletic Bilbao
12 Unai Nunez Suspended
8 Ander Iturraspe Suspended
Deportivo La Coruna
4 Eneko Boveda Injured
21 Sulley Ali Muntari Injured
20 Guilherme Suspended

Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Kepa Arrizabalaga 189 84
16 CD Xabier Etxeita 185 79
18 LB Oscar de Marcos 180 76
24 RB Mikel Balenziaga 177 74
4 CD Inigo Martinez 181 77
28 CM Inigo Cordoba 180 74
6 CDM Mikel San Jose 186 77
22 CM Raul Garcia 183 80
14 CM Markel Susaeta 179 68
7 CDM Benat Etxebarria 175 72
11 CF Inaki Williams 186 77
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Ruben Martinez 187 81
2 LB Juanfran 178 69
6 CD Raul Albentosa 193 86
16 RB Luisinho 175 63
24 CD Fabian Schaer 188 84
14 CM Michael Krohn-Dehli 170 71
5 CM Pedro Mosquera 183 77
22 CM Celso Borges 187 79
8 LF Emre Colak 169 60
15 RF Adrian Lopez 183 71
7 CF Lucas Perez 180 73