Athletic Bilbao vs Girona Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Athletic Bilbao vs Girona Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Athletic Bilbao secured the first win of the La Liga 2017-18 season after a 1-0 win over Eibar. Aduriz was a key player for the club last season, and the 36-year-old came up with his first goal of the season in the 36th minute. Joan Jordan was sent off late in the game, as Eibar finished with 10 men. Girona secured a first league win of the season after getting a 1-0 home victory over Malaga. The newly promoted outfit were able to utilise home advantage and an intelligently worked free-kick led to Alcala’s goal in the 28th minute. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

The first away match of the season is a major test for Girona, and they come up against a team that had a strong home record last season. Athletic Bilbao were able to achieve 13 wins in the 19 home matches, and it was a crucial factor behind qualification to the Europa League. Even though the team were unable to get a win over Getafe in the opening game, manager Cuco Ziganda is likely to be key on getting the first home win of the season. I would back a win for Athletic Bilbao. The opening two matches of the season have seen Athletic Bilbao keep two clean sheets, and they have managed three in a row if results from recent three games in all competitions are taken into account. Girona have three goals in the opening two games, but the club managed just over the goal per game in the Segunda division’s away matches. I would back this game to produce under 2.5 goals.

Athletic Bilbao win – 4/6

Total goals under 2.5 – 17/20

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

Athletic Bilbao have conceeded only 2 goals in their last 2 games against Girona

Girona saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Girona have conceeded only 2 goals in their last 2 games against Athletic Bilbao

AVG Goals

0.7

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)

Girona Form Guide

Girona Team Logo

Girona

Won

2

Draw

2

Lost

6
L A

18-03-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 6 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

31-03-2018

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

08-04-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

13-04-2018

Primera Division

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

19-04-2018

Primera Division

Alaves Team Logo Alaves

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

22-04-2018

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

29-04-2018

Primera Division

Getafe Team Logo Getafe

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

05-05-2018

Primera Division

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

L H

12-05-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

19-05-2018

Primera Division

Las Palmas Team Logo Las Palmas

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

Athletic Bilbao Preview

Athletic Bilbao are undefeated in the four competitive matches this season. The club have been able to secure a passage into the Europa League group stages, and a first victory of the season happens to be a great way to celebrate. After the home draw with Getafe in the opening day, Athletic Bilbao surprised many by coming up with an away win. Last season, games on the road were a major hiccup for Bilbao, as the team only managed six wins – three of those coming in the last six matches. Aduriz has scored the club’s only league goal of the season.

Athletic Bilbao Team News

Yeray Álvarez (cancer), Oscar de Marcos (ankle), and Aduriz are unavailable due to injuries.

Girona Preview

Girona were delighted to take three points and the club are also unbeaten in the opening two rounds of the season. The club will be placing a lot of faith on the home form in order to survive in the division. After having faced strong opponents in the first two home matches, Girona manager Pablo Machín will be delighted with a return of four points. Getting as much as points on the travels will also be key, as home form alone did not save Granada and Sporting Gijon last season. Cristhian Stuani is the top scorer at the club with two goals scored in the opening game against Atletico Madrid.

Girona Team News

David Timor Copovi (muscle) is the only player available for Girona.

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

Girona Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1

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 Girona Sidelined Players

Athletic Bilbao
18 Oscar de Marcos Injured
5 Yeray Alvarez Injured
Girona
22 David Timor Copovi Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Iago Herrerin 188 89
15 LB Inigo Lekue 179 70
30 CD Unai Nunez 186 -
24 RB Mikel Balenziaga 177 74
4 CD Aymeric Laporte 189 85
6 CDM Mikel San Jose 186 77
7 CDM Benat Etxebarria 175 72
22 CM Raul Garcia 183 80
11 CM Inaki Williams 186 77
10 CM Iker Muniain 168 62
20 CF Aritz Aduriz 181 78
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Gorka Iraizoz Moreno 191 87
5 CD Pedro Alcala 196 82
2 CD Bernardo 192 84
20 CD Marc Muniesa 179 72
25 LM Pablo Maffeo 173 68
8 CM Pere Pons Riera 177 72
6 CM Alex Granell 180 -
24 AM Borja Garcia 172 65
11 RM Aday 179 -
9 AM Cristian Portu 182 90
7 CF Cristhian Stuani 186 77