Girona vs Athletic Bilbao Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 17:30 Hrs

Venue: Estadi Municipal de Montilivi

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Girona vs Athletic Bilbao Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Girona made it three games unbeaten after being involved in a goalless draw with Malaga during the weekend. This was the second consecutive stalemate for Pablo Machin’s outfit, who had 11 shots at goal. Girona had two shots on target compared to Malaga, who could only get one effort on target despite being at home. Athletic Bilbao were involved in a third consecutive draw, as Eibar picked up a 1-1 draw at the San Mames. Aduriz provided the opening goal in the game with a 50th minute header, while Kike Garcia responded with an equaliser in the 73rd minute.

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

Betting Tips and Predictions

After two consecutive away matches, Girona are heading back to the Municipal de Montilivi – the scene of their biggest league win, a 6-0 success over Las Palmas. Athletic Bilbao are unbeaten in 10 games, but they are due a bad result. After all, Bilbao’s last defeat in the league came in an away match and Girona have won back-to-back games at home. I would go with a victory for Girona in this game.

Christian Stuani has returned to 1st team action. Even though he was unable to score in the recent goalless draw with Malaga, the Girona top scorer is the biggest threat in the game. Stuani has been able to score at least one goal in each of the last five games at the Municipal de Montilivi. I would back Stuani to score anytime in the game.

Girona win – 7/5

Christian Stuani to score anytime – 2/1

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

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

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

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

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Girona Form Guide

Girona Team Logo

Girona

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W A

11-12-2017

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

17-12-2017

Primera Division

Getafe Team Logo Getafe

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

21-12-2017

Primera Division

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

06-01-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

13-01-2018

Primera Division

Las Palmas Team Logo Las Palmas

FT 6 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

20-01-2018

Primera Division

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

27-01-2018

Primera Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

04-02-2018

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

11-02-2018

Primera Division

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

16-02-2018

Primera Division

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Athletic Bilbao Form Guide

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo

Athletic Bilbao

Won

2

Draw

5

Lost

3
W H

07-01-2018

Primera Division

Alaves Team Logo Alaves

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

14-01-2018

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

19-01-2018

Primera Division

Getafe Team Logo Getafe

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

22-01-2018

Club Friendlies

Rudes Team Logo Rudes

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

26-01-2018

Primera Division

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

04-02-2018

Primera Division

Girona Team Logo Girona

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

09-02-2018

Primera Division

Las Palmas Team Logo Las Palmas

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

15-02-2018

Europa League Final Stage

Spartak Moscow Team Logo Spartak Moscow

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

L A

18-02-2018

Primera Division

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

22-02-2018

Europa League Final Stage

Spartak Moscow Team Logo Spartak Moscow

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

Girona Preview

Girona have been able to do well to remain in a position where they can finish in the top half of the table. This would have been almost unthinkable at the start of the campaign when the club were just promoted into the La Liga. Anthony Lozano turned out to be the key signing for Girona in the January transfer window after making the switch from the Barcelona B team for around €1.75 million. The forward will be hoping to help Girona add to the 29-goal tally in the first 21 matches. Girona have a couple of crucial matches coming up as they face opponents like Barcelona, Sevilla, and Athletic Bilbao.

Girona Team News

José Aurelio Suarez (shoulder) is the only player on the sidelines for Girona.

Athletic Bilbao Preview

The Athletic Bilbao outfit may be able to boast of an unbeaten streak that now stretches to 10 matches, but it is yet to make a significant difference in terms of the club’s league position. The La Liga 2017-18 standings still see Athletic Bilbao outside the top 10, although the gap between Bilbao and teams above them has diminished quite substantially in recent weeks. Manager Cuco Ziganda did not waste much time in replacing Aymeric Laporte, as Inigo Martinez has been brought in from Real Sociedad for €32 million. Aduriz leads the scoring charts at Athletic Bilbao with eight goals.

Athletic Bilbao Team News

Athletic Bilbao will be without Iker Undabarrene (cruciate ligament), Muniain (cruciate ligament), Oscar De Marcos (hamstring), and Mikel Balenziaga (thigh) due to injuries.

Girona 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

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

Girona vs Athletic Bilbao Sidelined Players

Girona
30 Jose Suarez Injured
Athletic Bilbao
24 Mikel Balenziaga Injured
18 Oscar de Marcos Injured
10 Iker Muniain Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Yassine Bounou 188 70
2 CD Bernardo 192 84
4 CD Jonas Ramalho 183 64
15 CD Juanpe 189 85
3 RM Johan Mojica 179 66
6 CM Alex Granell 180 -
25 LM Pablo Maffeo 173 68
8 CM Pere Pons Riera 177 72
7 CF Cristian Stuani 186 77
9 LF Cristian Portu 182 90
24 RF Borja Garcia 172 65
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Iago Herrerin 188 89
34 RB Andoni Lopez 187 73
5 CD Yeray Alvarez 183 78
4 CD Inigo Martinez 181 77
12 CD Unai Nunez 186 -
15 LB Inigo Lekue 179 70
7 CM Benat Etxebarria 175 72
17 CM Mikel Rico 178 75
8 CM Ander Iturraspe 187 74
11 CF Inaki Williams 186 77
22 CF Raul Garcia 183 80