Eibar vs Athletic Bilbao Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Eibar vs Athletic Bilbao Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Eibar are coming on the back of a 1-0 win over Malaga in their opening league match of the season. Charles Diaz came up with the only goal of the game in the 57th minute. Malaga only had half chances in the game, as Eibar pulled out a strong away win. Athletic Bilbao could only manage a goalless draw with newly promoted Getafe. The home team had a strong record at the San Mames last season, but they could not find the decisive goal despite having several chances in the game. Getafe were largely restricted to chances from set piece situations.

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

Betting Tips and Predictions

An away game might be a tough proposition for Athletic Bilbao, who picked up only six wins on the road last season. Three of those victories came in the final six matches of the season. Eibar, meanwhile, enjoyed a relatively good form at home after winning 10 out of the 19 home matches. Yet, Athletic Bilbao have been better in the recent head-to-head meetings between the two clubs. Athletic Bilbao have managed four wins in the last five. Even after the opening day win over Malaga, I would back an Athletic Bilbao win. Inaki Williams had multiple opportunities to score in the game. He had a reasonably successful in the 16-17 campaign after scoring eight goals. Williams has one in three games against Eibar. I would back Williams to score anytime in the game.

Athletic Bilbao win – 17/10

Inaki Williams to score anytime – 13/4

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

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

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 Form Guide

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo

Athletic Bilbao

Won

2

Draw

2

Lost

6
L A

18-03-2018

Primera Division

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

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)

Eibar Preview

Eibar were involved in an opening day victory against Malaga which raises hopes for a strong 2017-18 campaign. The club were able to finish 10th in the table last season with 54 points. However, Eibar were only 10 points behind the final Europa League qualification places. Manager Jose Luis Mendilibar continues to remain at the helm of the club, and this provides plenty of consistency to the club. Eibar have been reasonably active in the transfer market by bringing in the likes of Paulo Oliveira. The departure of Florian Lejeune is unlikely to affect the team too much.

Eibar Team News

Yoel Rodriguez (cruciate ligament), Pedro Leon (knee), Fran Rico (knee), Nano (hamstring), and Anaitz Zabala Arbilla (Achilles tendon) are the injury worries for Eibar.

Athletic Bilbao Preview

Athletic Bilbao were able to register only a draw in the opening game of the season. The club can expect a tough 2017-18 campaign especially due to the presence of Europa League matches. The domestic campaign last season was heavily based on the home form, but the club’s away form started gradually improving towards the end of the season. Athletic Bilbao will be aware that the team needs more away points in order to consistently qualify for European football. Manager Cuco Ziganda has been appointed as the replacement for Ernesto Valverde, who left the club at the end of last season. Athletic Bilbao have not signed any players in the summer transfer window.

Athletic Bilbao Team News

Yeray Alvarez (cancer), Ander Iturraspe (thigh), and Oscar De Marcos (ankle) are the injury concerns for Athletic Bilbao.

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 Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

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 vs Athletic Bilbao Sidelined Players

Eibar
1 Yoel Rodriguez Injured
16 Fran Rico Injured
18 Anaitz Arbilla Injured
21 Pedro Leon Injured
Athletic Bilbao
18 Oscar de Marcos Injured
8 Ander Iturraspe Injured
5 Yeray Alvarez Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Marko Dmitrovic 194 90
15 RB Jose Angel 182 75
7 LB Ander Capa 173 70
4 CD Ivan Ramis 188 82
12 CD Paulo Oliveira 187 78
8 RM Takashi Inui 169 59
14 CM Dani Garcia 180 75
24 CM Joan Jordan 184 74
11 LM Ruben Jimenez Pena 170 65
19 CF Charles 179 75
17 CF Kike 186 79
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Kepa Arrizabalaga 189 84
30 CD Unai Nunez 186 -
3 RB Enric Saborit 186 72
4 CD Aymeric Laporte 189 85
2 LB Eneko Boveda 181 77
6 CDM Mikel San Jose 186 77
22 CM Raul Garcia 183 80
28 CM Inigo Cordoba 180 74
11 CM Inaki Williams 186 77
21 CDM Mikel Vesga 191 86
20 CF Aritz Aduriz 181 78