Dinamo Bucuresti vs Athletic Bilbao Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Dinamo Bucuresti vs Athletic Bilbao Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Athletic Bilbao will be looking to book their place into the Europa League play-offs when they visit the Romanian Capital to take on Dinamo Bucharest on Thursday evening for the first leg of their Europa League third round qualifying tie. Dinamo Bucharest suffered a disappointing 0-1 home loss at the hands of FC Botosani in the second round of the Romanian Liga 1 last weekend. Meanwhile, Athletic Bilbao lost 1-2 against Valladolid in a friendly fixture a couple of days ago, with their consolation goal being scored by Inigo Cordoba. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

Dinamo Bucharest v Athletic Bilbao Betting Predictions and Tips

Athletic Bilbao should be able to qualify further in the competition, but this trip to Bucharest is a tricky one. Dinamo have enjoyed a good run of form on home soil over the past few months, while Bilbao are winless in their last six European away games. I’m not expecting to see many goals, but I’m backing Bilbao to pick up a victory.

Bilbao to win at 4/7

Under 2.5 goals at 5/8

Dinamo Bucuresti scored over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Dinamo Bucuresti have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 2 games against Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played

Athletic Bilbao have conceeded only 1 goals in their last 2 games against Dinamo Bucuresti

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Dinamo Bucuresti Form Guide

Dinamo Bucuresti Team Logo

Dinamo Bucuresti

Won

7

Draw

2

Lost

1
W H

12-05-2018

Liga I Relegation Group

Botosani Team Logo Botosani

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

15-05-2018

Liga I Relegation Group

Daco-Getica Bucuresti Team Logo Daco-Getica Bucuresti

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

19-05-2018

Liga I Relegation Group

Concordia Chiajna Team Logo Concordia Chiajna

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 4)

W H

23-05-2018

Liga I Relegation Group

FC Voluntari Team Logo FC Voluntari

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

28-05-2018

Liga I Relegation Group

ACS Poli Timisoara Team Logo ACS Poli Timisoara

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

01-06-2018

Liga I Relegation Group

Sepsi OSK Team Logo Sepsi OSK

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

22-07-2018

Liga I

FC Voluntari Team Logo FC Voluntari

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

29-07-2018

Liga I

FC FCSB Team Logo FC FCSB

FT 3 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

06-08-2018

Liga I

Gaz Metan Medias Team Logo Gaz Metan Medias

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

13-08-2018

Liga I

FC Viitorul Constanta Team Logo FC Viitorul Constanta

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Athletic Bilbao Form Guide

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo

Athletic Bilbao

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
W A

19-07-2018

Club Friendlies

SD Amorebieta Team Logo SD Amorebieta

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

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)

Dinamo Bucuresti Preview

Dinamo Bucharest finished third in Liga 1 last season, which was their best campaign over the past eight years. This is their first European appearance since the 2012-13 season when they were beaten 1-4 on aggregate by the Ukrainian side Metalist. Dinamo kicked off their new Liga 1 campaign with a comfortable 0-3 away win over the newly-promoted FC Juventus Bucharest, but they lost 0-1 at home at the hands of FC Botosani last weekend. Dinamo have endured a poor pre-season campaign, losing four of their six friendlies. At home, Dinamo were unbeaten in eight official games prior to their 0-1 loss at the hands of FC Botosani. Their European’s home record over the past eight years has been a complete mixed with five defeats, three wins and one draw in their last nine fixtures. The good news is that Dinamo Bucharest have scored at least two goals in five of their last six home European games. Dinamo have been pretty quiet throughout the summer transfer window, as they only brought three players in the shape of Filipe Nascimento, Georgios Katsikas and Diogo Salomao, all of them on free transfers.

Dinamo Bucuresti Team News

Laurentiu Corbu is the only injury absentee for Dinamo ahead of this game.

Athletic Bilbao Preview

Meanwhile, Athletic Bilbao haven’t played an official game over the past two months and they have endured a mixed run of form during the pre-season, registering two wins, two defeats and one draw in their five friendlies. Actually, the Basques have only won two of their last eight games across all competitions. Their former coach Ernesto Valverde moved to Barcelona this summer, which means that this will be Bilbao’s first competitive game under the guidance of their new manager Jose Angel Ziganda. Similar to their Thursday’s opponents, Athletic Bilbao’s summer transfer movement has been limited, particularly due to their Basque-only policy. Athletic Bilbao have played in the Europa League many times in recent years, but they were knocked out in the round of 32 last season following a 4-3 aggregate loss at the hands of APOEL. Furthermore, Bilbao are winless in their last six away games in the Europa League, conceding at least two goals in four of these. Aritz Aduriz have been in fantastic shape for Bilbao over the past five years, scoring at least 14 goals in each of the last five season.

Athletic Bilbao Team News

Yeray Alvarez and Enric Saborit are both missing through injury ahead of this trip.

Dinamo Bucuresti 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

1.4

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

Dinamo Bucuresti vs Athletic Bilbao Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
26 GK Jaime Penedo 183 71
29 LB Romera 179 -
3 CD Giorgos Katsikas 187 84
7 RB Steliano Filip 177 73
5 CD Ionut Nedelcearu 190 79
4 CM Sergiu Hanca - -
6 CM Azer Busuladic 173 75
20 CM Diogo Salomao 176 68
18 LF May Mahlangu 173 65
17 CF Adam Nemec 190 84
24 RF Filipe Nascimento 175 71
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Iago Herrerin 188 89
18 LB Oscar de Marcos 180 76
16 CD Xabier Etxeita 185 79
4 CD Aymeric Laporte 191 85
24 RB Mikel Balenziaga 177 74
14 CM Markel Susaeta 179 68
22 CM Raul Garcia 183 80
10 CM Iker Muniain 168 62
7 CDM Benat Etxebarria 175 72
21 CDM Mikel Vesga 191 86
20 CF Aritz Aduriz 181 78