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

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Kickoff: 11:00 Hrs

Venue: Estadio Municipal de Riazor

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Deportivo La Coruna vs Athletic Bilbao Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Deportivo La Coruna’s struggles extended following a 3-2 loss against Malaga during the weekend. Despite managing a strong response to Roberto Rosales’ opening goal through efforts from Lucas Perez and Fabian Schar, Pepe Mel’s team were unable to hold on in the second half. Deportivo La Coruna conceded through Gonzalo Castro and Borja Baston in the second half. Athletic Bilbao could only muster a 1-1 draw with Villarreal during the weekend. Yet, it was a positive result with a late Adruiz goal cancelling out a first-half goal from Trigueros. The Europa League game against Hertha Berlin saw Athletic Bilbao get a 3-2 win at the San Mames.

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

Betting Tips and Predictions

Athletic Bilbao come into this match with a strong record against La Coruna in recent matches. They have been able to win the last three games against Pepe Mel’s team. Yet, Bilbao may not be in a great position to search for a victory in this match. Apart from being involved in Europa League action on Thursday night, Athletic Bilbao are on the road after having lost three consecutive matches. Despite poor form, I would back Deportivo La Coruna to get something out of the game. Lucas Perez has been in sensational form after scoring in four out of his last five games in all competitions. He has become the top scorer at Deportivo La Coruna. Athletic Bilbao have conceded two or more goals in three out of the last five away games. This gives rise to the possibility of several goals in the game. Perez is my pick to score anytime in the game.

Draw – 23/10

Lucas Perez to score anytime – 2/1

Deportivo La Coruna saw over 1.5 goals in 10 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

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

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

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Deportivo La Coruna Form Guide

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo

Deportivo La Coruna

Won

5

Draw

4

Lost

1
W H

24-09-2018

Segunda Division

Granada Team Logo Granada

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

30-09-2018

Segunda Division

Gimnastic Team Logo Gimnastic

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

07-10-2018

Segunda Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

12-10-2018

Segunda Division

Elche Team Logo Elche

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

20-10-2018

Segunda Division

Cordoba Team Logo Cordoba

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

27-10-2018

Segunda Division

Reus Team Logo Reus

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

03-11-2018

Segunda Division

Las Palmas Team Logo Las Palmas

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

10-11-2018

Segunda Division

Real Oviedo Team Logo Real Oviedo

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

14-11-2018

Club Friendlies

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 3 - 6

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

19-11-2018

Segunda Division

Almeria Team Logo Almeria

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Athletic Bilbao Form Guide

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo

Athletic Bilbao

Won

1

Draw

5

Lost

4
D A

23-09-2018

Primera Division

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L H

26-09-2018

Primera Division

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

29-09-2018

Primera Division

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

05-10-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

21-10-2018

Primera Division

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

24-10-2018

Primera Division

Rayo Vallecano Team Logo Rayo Vallecano

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

27-10-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

05-11-2018

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

10-11-2018

Primera Division

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

14-11-2018

Club Friendlies

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 3 - 6

(HT 1 - 1)

Deportivo La Coruna Preview

After making up a couple of places a few weeks ago, Deportivo La Coruna are once again back to the defeats. This has contributed to a slide down the table, and Pepe Mel sees his team just above the drop zone. After having a pretty decent defensive record so far this season, Deportivo La Coruna will be disappointed to concede three against Malaga and four against Las Palmas (in the Copa del Rey). Surprisingly, Deportivo have the second best offensive record amongst teams in the bottom 10 places. Lucas Perez is the top scorer at La Coruna with four league goals.

Deportivo La Coruna Team News

Pepe Mel is without Guilherme and Luisinho due to suspension. Adrian is doubtful for the game with a shoulder injury, while Juanfran (thigh), Bicho (shoulder), Sidnei (hamstring), and Zakaria Bakkali (calf) are certainly ruled out of the game.

Athletic Bilbao Preview

Athletic Bilbao are still going through an inconsistent run of form and it has kept the club in the bottom half of the table. At this pace, the team may struggle to match the achievements of the 2016-17 La Liga campaign. Athletic Bilbao have not been a very prolific team with only 12 goals in as many appearances. The biggest advantage for the club used to be a strong defence, but 16 goals conceded in 12 games is not a good sign. Aduriz remains the main source of goals and the 36-year-old has scored five league goals so far.

Athletic Bilbao Team News

Benat Etxebarria (hernia), Iker Muniain (cruciate ligament), and Iker Undabarrene (cruciate ligament) are unavailable for Athletic Bilbao manager Cuco Ziganda.

Deportivo La Coruna Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

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 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

Deportivo La Coruna vs Athletic Bilbao Sidelined Players

Deportivo La Coruna
18 Zakaria Bakkali Injured
12 Sidnei Injured
16 Luisinho Injured
20 Guilherme Suspended
Athletic Bilbao
5 Yeray Alvarez Injured
10 Iker Muniain Injured
7 Benat Etxebarria Injured

Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Ruben Martinez 187 81
2 LB Juanfran 178 69
6 CD Raul Albentosa 193 86
24 CD Fabian Schaer 188 84
3 RB Fernando Navarro 176 71
22 CM Celso Borges 187 79
5 CM Pedro Mosquera 183 77
17 CM Federico Valverde 179 -
15 RF Adrian Lopez 183 71
9 LF Federico Nicolas Cartabia 170 65
7 CF Lucas Perez 180 73
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Kepa Arrizabalaga 189 84
2 LB Eneko Boveda 181 77
30 CD Unai Nunez 186 81
4 CD Aymeric Laporte 191 85
24 RB Mikel Balenziaga 177 74
8 CDM Ander Iturraspe 187 74
17 CDM Mikel Rico 178 75
11 CM Inaki Williams 186 77
18 CM Oscar de Marcos 180 76
14 CM Markel Susaeta 179 68
20 CF Aritz Aduriz 181 78