Athletic Bilbao vs Valencia – Predictions & Football Betting Tips
Valencia makes the trip to the San Mames Barria to face Athletic Bilbao on Saturday afternoon, with both looking to put their La Liga campaigns back on track. Athletic Bilbao only managed a 1-1 away draw at Rayo Vallecano thanks to a second-half goal from Iker Muniain. Valencia salvaged a point from their 1-1 home draw against Leganes last weekend, with Jose Gaya scoring the equalizer with five minutes to go. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Athletic Bilbao have won just one of their opening nine league outings and enter the fray on the back of an eight-game winless streak. At home, Bilbao are winless in four home league fixtures, losing the most recent two of these. The positive thing is that the Basques are undefeated in their last seven home meetings with Valencia across all competitions.
Valencia have also been in mixed shape throughout this 2018/19 competitive season. They come into this clash on the back of a seven-game unbeaten run across all competitions, although they have won just once in the process. The good news is that Valencia are undefeated in their last six away fixtures, winning two and drawing fourr in this term.
Both sides have been up and down throughout this La Liga campaign, so our betting tips and predictions would back a draw at odds 3.30.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at odds 3.30[/bet_tip_now]
These two sides are the draw experts of this La Liga campaign, having registered 13 draws between them so far this season. Six of Athletic Bilbao’s last eight league games have ended in draws. Meanwhile, each of Valencia’s last four competitive fixtures have ended as stalemates. Our preview anticipate a draw at odds 3.30.
Athletic Bilbao to win at odds 2.50
Athletic Bilbao vs Valencia Draw at odds 3.20
Valencia to win at odds 2.90
Correct Score odds
Bilbao have scored in each of their last four league games, but they have also conceded in each of these. Valencia have enjoyed a similar run of form, with each of their most recent three games ending with the 1-1 scoreline. In addition, the most recent meeting between these two sides has been a 1-1 draw. Our correct score prediction fancies a 1-1 draw at odds 6.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct score prediction:”]1-1 draw at odds 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Valencia hold on the of the best defensive records in the division with just eight goals conceded in nine games. The bad news is that they only managed to score seven goals so far this season, which is the second joint-worst attacking record in the division. Our total goals prediction expect under 2.5 goals at odds 1.72.
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First Goalscorer odds
Iker Muniain has been the most active player going forward between these two sides so far this season. Muniain is Bilbao’s top scorer with four goals under his belt, including two in the Basques’ three league fixtures. Our first goalscorer prediction is Iker Muniain at odds 8.50.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Iker Muniain at odds 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
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