Girona – Ath Bilbao : Preview & Prediction
Girona and Athletic Bilbao face each other at the Estadi Municipal de Montilivi in a match for the 22nd round of the Primera Division. Athletic Bilbao won at home (2-0) last time they faced each other in this edition of the league on 10-09-2017. The home / away condition deserves special attention, since although this is a match between 10th and 12th overall, this is in fact a confrontation between the 12th place in home games and the 8th as a visitor.
Analysis of Girona
The home team is currently in 10th place with 28 points, after 7 wins, 7 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, he tied off for Atletico Madrid by (1-1). In the last match, tied off to Malaga by (0-0). This is a team little affected by the house factor, since it has achieved similar results at home and abroad. In the last 10 home games for the league, Girona have won 4, 2 draws and 4 losses, having won 14 points out of 30. His attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 21 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 9 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
The Girona has been doing a medium Spanish Championship, figure in the middle of the qualifying table and comes from 3 games of invincibility, wanting to lengthen this series to enter the fray for a place in the next Europa League. The team still needs to improve their performance in both the offensive and defensive systems, having scored 29 goals, being the ninth best attack of the national, and conceded 29 goals, having the tenth defense less leaked, but it is worth mentioning that only conceded 1 goal in the The last 3 games he did in La Liga. Playing at home, like the match on Sunday, Girona have only 1 loss in their last 5 games and come from 2 consecutive victories where they managed to score 7 goals and suffered only 1, showing evolution before their fans. For the clash with Athletic Bilbao, coach Pablo Machín has no problems in the team considered holder and goes to the field with maximum strength.
Athletic Bilbao Analysis
After 6 wins, 9 draws and 6 losses, the visiting team is in 12th place, having won 27 points. In the last match they drew 1-1 with Eibar at home (1-1), after their previous match drew away in a 2-2 win against Getafe. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it achieves practically the same points at home and away, with 8 goals scored and 6 goals conceded at home, against 16 goals scored and 17 suffered as a visitor. In the league, Athletic Bilbao won 10 points in 30 chances, after 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in the last 10 games they played as a visitor. In the matches played out in the league, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 1-1, which occurred in 4 of his 10 matches. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 21 games in this competition, suffered the first goal 8 times and never managed to turn the score. There are 1 periods in the last 11 games played as a visitor for this competition: he suffered 6 of his 17 goals between the minutes (16’-30 ‘).
Athletic Bilbao has been performing well below expectations in La Liga where it is in the bottom half of the qualifying table, comes from 3 consecutive draws and needs to rediscover the way of the victories, as it has enough cast to fight well above in the classification. The team has a solid defense that has only conceded 23 goals and is the sixth least leaked of the competition, while the attack, on the other hand, is leaving behind with only 24 goals, being the seventh worst of the national. Playing away from home, like Sunday’s clash, Athletic Bilbao have not lost 5 games in which they have won 2 and 3 draws and it is worth noting that they have scored goals in the last 6 games away from their domains. For the confrontation before Girona, coach Jose Angel should go on the pitch with the same team from last round, as he has the athletes considered holders at his disposal.
Girona – Ath Bilbao : Betting Tips
Girona – Win Odds: 2.35
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70