Ath. Bilbao vs Panathinaikos: Preview & Prediction
Atlético Bilbao The Spaniards are a team with tradition in the Europa League where they have been finalists of this competition for roughly 5 years.
The Bilbao are a team that is almost always inserted in this Europa League and usually walk in the final stages.
This year they are looking to reach the UEFA Europa League group stage and this goal is very close to being consummated after a fantastic turnaround in Greece winning 3-2 when they were losing 2-0.
In 7 minutes they made 3 goals and are now owners and masters of this tie. Bilbao has more or less the same team in recent years and the players know each other well.
To mention that they entered with a draw for the championship in the reception to Getafe. Wait for an answer in this meeting.
Panathinaikos the Greeks have a reasonable squad and are aiming to reach the group stage of the Europa League and internally strive more consistently for the title especially with the great rival, Olympiakos.
The Greeks even started well in this competition where they eliminated Qabala with a 1-0 win at home and 2-1 away from home.
This tie began almost perfectly when they beat Bilbao 2-0, but in 7 minutes they put almost everything to lose and allowed the famous “comeback” by the Spaniards and are now in a critical position on this tie.
In the league also did not start well and tied away from home in a game where more was expected.
It seems that the team of Portuguese Zeca, who is one of the leaders of this team, felt the touch of this turnaround and conditioned in a way the championship start of the Greeks.
Bilbao will not miss this opportunity to enter the group stage of the Europa League and will win this game. They have the advantage of their side by the fantastic turnaround that they did in Greece,
But they will not stick to that result and I hope the home team takes care of the game and try to score first.
If you do, the Greeks know that the mission becomes virtually impossible and may make more mistakes and the result of Bilbao may gain other contours. I see the Spaniards win this game,
Even because they also drew at home with Getafe at the start of the league and another result other than the win, would be bad in this encounter even though they can play with the score of the first hand. Bilbao wins this meeting.
Ath. Bilbao vs Panathinaikos: Betting Tips
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 2.10
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 1.70