Athletic Bilbao welcome Huesca at the San Mames Barria on Monday night, with both teams looking to build on their opening round victories in La Liga. Athletic Bilbao managed to beat Leganes 2-1 at home thanks to goals from Peru Nolaskoain and Iker Muniain. On the flip side, the newly-promoted Huesca won 2-1 on the road at Eibar last weekend, with Alex Gallar scoring a first-half brace. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Athletic Bilbao barely survived in La Liga last year, but they started the new season in a positive manner. The Basques secured a hard-fought 2-1 home win against Leganes on the opening round and they are now looking for a second home victory in this campaign. Their triumph against Leganes ended a three-game losing run in front of their own fans.
Meanwhile, Huesca have won five of their last eight games across all competitions. They began their La Liga adventure on a positive note, beating Eibar 1-2 away from home. Furthermore, Huesca have won four of their last five competitive trips. The sole meeting between these two sides have ended as a 1-1 draw, which was in a friendly game two years ago.
Athletic Bilbao looked much better in this fresh start of the season than last year, and we back them to secure another victory here. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate Athletic Bilbao at odds 1.61.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Athletic Bilbao at odds 1.61[/bet_tip_now]
Both sides are currently on a two-game winning streak across all competitions, but Bilbao have the better squad in my opinion. They have experienced players and they are used with the La Liga table, in comparison with Huesca who got promoted in La Liga last season. Our preview expect Athletic Bilbao at odds 1.61.
Athletic Bilbao to win at odds 1.61
Athletic Bilbao vs Huesca Draw at odds 3.60
Huesca to win at odds 6.50
Correct Score odds
Athletic Bilbao had problems going forward last season, but they have scored a couple of goals in pre-season and they also managed to put two past Leganes last weekend. However, Huesca have also been scoring goals for fun of late, including two against Eibar last Sunday. Our correct score would back Athletic Bilbao to win 3-1 at odds 13.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct score prediction:”]Athletic Bilbao to win 3-1 at odds 13.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Each of Athletic Bilbao’s last three home games across all competitions have seen more than three goals. Huesca, on the flip side, have netted at least two goals in three of their last four fixtures. Actually, eight of Huesca’s last nine fixtures have ended with over 2.5 goals. Our total goals prediction anticipate over 2.5 goals at odds 1.95.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goal odds and predictions:”]Over 2.5 goals at odds 1.95[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Iker Muniain has struggled with injuries last season and he only managed to score four goals in 14 league appearances for Bilbao. Anyhow, he looked dangerous in the first round and already managed to put his name on the scoresheet. Our first goalscorer prediction is Iker Muniain at odds 6.50.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Iker Muniain at odds 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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