Ath Bilbao – Villarreal : Preview & Prediction
Athletic Bilbao, wedged in the soft underbelly of the standings (10th), is 8 lengths from 6th place … At the door of the Copa del Rey final, Athletic Bilbao took 4 points in the last two days de Liga against Valencia FC (1-1) at home and on the field of Cadiz CF (4-0) last Monday thanks in particular to a double from Berenguer. Marcelino’s training can afford a most exciting end to the season. Villareal, 7th, pulled out of European places due to recent poor results. The “yellow submarine”, eliminated from the King’s Cup by Levante on February 3, has not won in the Spanish championship for 5 days. Gerard Moreno’s teammates (13 goals) lined up 4 draws ahead of Granada (2-2), Huesca (0-0), Real Sociedad (1-1) and Elche (2-2) before s’ tilt on the last day at home against Betis Sevilla (1-2). Villareal reacted well to this series of poor results by going for a great victory in Austria against Red Bull Salzburg (2-0) this Thursday evening in their Round of 16 first leg of C3. Will Unai Emery’s proteges confirm in Bilbao ?.
Athletic Bilbao has not lost the last 4 duels against Villareal (1 victory and 3 draws).
Bilbao won Villareal at San Mamés by a score of 1-0 last season.
The Basque club has been undefeated for 3 meetings (2 wins and 2 draws).
Villareal has not won in La Liga for 5 days (4 draws and 1 loss).
Villareal are the team with the most draws, 12 overall.
Villareal has not won Bilbao since September 2018 and will find it difficult to reverse the trend in the current context.
Ath Bilbao – Villarreal : Betting Tips
Ath Bilbao – Win Odds: 2.55
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70