Ath Bilbao – Ostersunds : Preview & Prediction
Athletic Bilbao and Östersunds FK are fighting at San Mamés Barria in a meeting for the Europa League (Group Stage).
After 2 draws and 1 loss, the home team is currently in 3rd place with 2 points earned. In the last match, they drew 2-2 away against Östersunds FK after having lost to (0-1) at home with Zorya Luhansk. The team arrive at this meeting after a defeat at home with Barcelona by (0-2). Athletic Bilbao won 5, drew 2 and lost 3 of their last 10 home games for all competitions. His attack has scored regularly, as he has managed to achieve in 5 of the last 7 games in this competition. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 7 times and never managed to turn the score.
Athletic Bilbao definitely do not have a good time, since they have not won four matches, having accumulated two defeats in that period, and need a positive result to continue with chances of qualifying for the next phase of the Europa League, as they have not yet won by Group J of the continental tournament. The team comes from a defeat in the home for Barcelona, by the Spanish Championship, where it occupies only the fourteenth place. At the time, the team had little possession of the ball, and even finishing as much as the opponent did not show efficiency. The national championship numbers indicate that the club has been characterized by a not very efficient attack, and this has been confirmed in the Europa League, since it did not shake the net in the first two rounds. For this game, coach Ziganda will probably keep the team in the 4-2-3-1, with highlight for Núñez in the defensive sector.
The visiting team is currently in 1st place with 7 points earned, after 2 wins and 1 draw. In the penultimate match, won at home to Hertha Berlin by (1-0). In the last match, tied at home to Athletic Bilbao by (2-2). The team arrives in this match after a home win with Elfsborg by (4-1). In the last 4 matches he played outside the Europa League, Östersunds FK won 2, drew 1 and lost 1. His attack has been marked with great regularity, since he has scored at least one goal in the last 9 games in this competition. There is a tendency to have goals in their away games, as 23 of their last 27 matches have ended with over 1.5 goals. This is a team that scores often first: opened the scoring in 7 of their last 9 games for the Europa League, of these 7 reached the break in lead in 1 and managed to maintain the lead until the end of the 90 ‘in 5. In the past 14 games away for all competitions for the first time: 7 of his 15 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Östersunds FK are going through a great phase as they are unbeaten for seven matches and have a chance to send their qualification to the next phase of the Europa League. The team comes from two consecutive victories for the Swedish Championship, where it occupies the fourth position. In the last of them, the team had a great performance, showing a very consistent defensive sector, and also a lot of efficiency in the attack, as it managed to convert four of the thirteen finals. The club owns the fourth best attack of the national championship, and this performance has been repeated in the continental tournament, since it leads Group J, with the best offensive sector and also the best defense. In the last game for the Europa League, against Athletic Bilbao, the team showed a lot of quality in the exchange of passes and created many opportunities, but left a little to be desired in the defense. The coach often alternates the tactical scheme of the club, but must keep Ghoddos as reference in the attack.
Ath Bilbao – Ostersunds : Betting Tips
Ath Bilbao – Win Odds: 1.45
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.90
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.80