Athletic Bilbao vs Eibar Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: San Mames Barria

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Athletic Bilbao vs Eibar Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Athletic Bilbao stretched their unbeaten run to 9 matches after a 2-2 draw with Getafe. Bilbao, though, conceded their lead twice in the game. Inaki Williams’ opening goal was cancelled out by Jorge Molina in the 21st minute, while Raul Garcia’s penalty in the second half was cancelled out by Angel Rodriguez in the 74th minute. Eibar are now winless in two games after a 1-1 draw with Malaga. Newly appointed Malaga manager José Manuel Gonzalez witnessed Youssef En-Nesyri take advantage of an Eibar mistake in the 16th minute. Kike did equalise for the home team in the 76th minute before Zdravko Kuzmanovic was sent off in the 90th minute.

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

Betting Tips and Predictions

Athletic Bilbao may be losing one of their star defenders in the form of Aymeric Laporte prior to this game. The transfer interest surrounding the defender comes at a time when Eibar visit the San Mames seeking for their first victory at this ground. Bilbao have been able to win the last two home meetings against this opponent. Despite being winless in the last two games, Bilbao have the home advantage and the confidence of taking on an Eibar outfit without a win in the last two. I would opt for a Bilbao win.

The game against Atletico Madrid is the only the second time Eibar have been unable to score in the last 11 league outings. Athletic Bilbao’s defence has been shaky in the last couple of games and they even let slip a lead twice in the game against Getafe. I would chose both teams to score.

Athletic Bilbao win – 5/6

Both teams to score – 19/20

Athletic Bilbao saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

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

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
D H

31-03-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

09-04-2018

Primera Division

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

14-04-2018

Primera Division

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

18-04-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

23-04-2018

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

28-04-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

05-05-2018

Primera Division

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

12-05-2018

Primera Division

Alaves Team Logo Alaves

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

20-05-2018

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

23-05-2018

Club Friendlies

Santutxu FC Team Logo Santutxu FC

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Eibar Form Guide

Eibar Team Logo

Eibar

Won

3

Draw

3

Lost

4
L A

16-03-2018

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

01-04-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-04-2018

Primera Division

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

15-04-2018

Primera Division

Alaves Team Logo Alaves

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

18-04-2018

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

21-04-2018

Primera Division

Getafe Team Logo Getafe

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

29-04-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

05-05-2018

Primera Division

Girona Team Logo Girona

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

12-05-2018

Primera Division

Las Palmas Team Logo Las Palmas

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

20-05-2018

Primera Division

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

Athletic Bilbao Preview

Athletic Bilbao have been unable to win the last two games, but the club’s outstanding record in the La Liga continues to turn a lot of heads. The run of nine matches without a defeat is the highest for Bilbao in the current season and it is also the fourth-best unbeaten record of the La Liga 2017-18 campaign. Yet, it is yet to push the club into the top half of the table. Bilbao are yet to sign players in this January transfer window, while Eneko Boveda is the only notable departure so far. Bilbao’s biggest positives from the last couple of matches may be the form of Inaki Williams, who has five goals so far. He trails the club’s top scorer, Aduriz, by two goals.

Athletic Bilbao Team News

Oscar De Marcos (hamstring), Muniain (cruciate ligament), Iker Undabarrene (cruciate ligament), and Mikel Balenziaga (thigh) are the players unavailable for Bilbao.

Eibar Preview

After an incredible run of results, Eibar have been unable to win the last two La Liga matches. Still, it has not affected their top 10 positions and the club continue to remain with an opportunity to make a push for the Europa League qualification places. Only prior to this run of two winless matches, Eibar had taken more points than teams above them in the table. Fabian Orellana and Pape Diop are the two signings of this transfer window. Jose Luis Mendilibar has seen Charles dominate the scoring charts with six goals.

Eibar Team News

Sergi Enrich (knee), Pedro Leon (knee), Fran Rico (knee), Yoel Rodriguez (cruciate ligament), and Paulo Oliveira (hamstring) are the names unavailable for Eibar.

Athletic Bilbao Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

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

Eibar Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.9

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 Eibar Sidelined Players

Athletic Bilbao
10 Iker Muniain Injured
1 Kepa Arrizabalaga Injured
24 Mikel Balenziaga Injured
Eibar
9 Sergi Enrich Injured
16 Fran Rico Injured
21 Pedro Leon Injured
12 Paulo Oliveira Injured

Head to Head
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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Iago Herrerin 188 89
15 LB Inigo Lekue 179 70
12 CD Unai Nunez 186 -
16 CD Xabier Etxeita 185 79
3 RB Enric Saborit 186 72
8 CDM Ander Iturraspe 187 74
17 CDM Mikel Rico 178 75
11 CM Inaki Williams 186 77
22 CM Raul Garcia 183 80
14 CM Markel Susaeta 179 68
20 CF Aritz Aduriz 181 78
No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Marko Dmitrovic 194 90
11 LB Ruben Jimenez Pena 170 65
4 CD Ivan Ramis 188 82
23 RB David Junca 175 67
18 CD Anaitz Arbilla 177 75
5 CDM Gonzalo Escalante 182 76
20 CM Ivan Alejo 186 77
3 CDM Pape Kouli Diop 180 77
8 CM Takashi Inui 169 59
2 CM Fabian Orellana 169 70
17 CF Kike 186 79