Last Updated: January 3, 2020
Athletic Bilbao will look to continue their La Liga revival when they make the trip to the Estadio de la Ceramica to take on Villarreal on Sunday afternoon. Villarreal have suffered an unexpected 1-2 home loss against Getafe at the weekend, with their goal being actually an own goal from Leandro Cabrera. On the contrary, Athletic Bilbao beat Sevilla 2-0 at home thanks to a brace from Inaki Williams. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Villarreal were on a five-game unbeaten streak across all competitions prior to their narrow 1-2 home loss against Getafe at the weekend. It has to be said that they had a good chance to salvage a point from that game, but Karl Toko Ekambi missed from the spot in the stoppage time. This leaves Villarreal second from the bottom in the league table, already five points behind safety.
On the flip side, Athletic Bilbao managed to put their La Liga campaign back on track of late, as they are currently undefeated in five league fixtures. The Basques now sit 15th in the standings, three points clear of the bottom three. In addition, Bilbao looked solid on the road recently, having won two and drawn one of their most recent three competitive trips.
Villarreal have had an awful La Liga campaign so far, but they haven’t been such a bad side at home, so we expect them to get back to winning ways here. Our betting tips and predictions would back Villarreal to win at odds 2.20.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Villarreal to win at odds 2.20[/bet_tip_now]
Villarreal’s home form over the past three months has seen them lose just two of their last ten competitive outings. Furthermore, Villarreal have won three of their last five home meetings with Athletic Bilbao across all competitions. Meanwhile, Bilbao are unbeaten in three competitive trips at the moment, but overall, they have only won two of their last ten away fixtures. Our preview expect Villarreal to win at odds 2.20.
Villarreal to win at odds 2.20
Villarreal vs Athletic Bilbao Draw at odds 3.30
Athletic Bilbao to win at odds 3.25
Correct Score odds
Villarreal have allowed at least two goals in four of their last five competitive fixtures. However, at home, the Yellow Submarine have netted at least twice in six of their last seven games across all competitions. In addition, Villarreal have scored more than two goals in three of their last five home meetings with Athletic Bilbao. Our correct score prediction anticipate Villarreal to win 2-1 at odds 9.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct score prediction:”]Villarreal to win 2-1 at odds 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Seven of Villarreal’s last eight games across all competitions have seen more than three goals scored. On the flip side, Bilbao have scored four goals in their most recent two league outings. Furthermore, three of the last four league meetings between these two sides have ended with over 2.5 goals. Our total goals prediction fancies over 2.5 goals at odds 2.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goal odds and predictions:”]Over 2.5 goals at odds 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Inaki Williams has netted a brace for Bilbao last weekend and he is now leading the club’s goalscoring charts with seven goals and two assists. We have predicted Villarreal to win this tie, but we expect Bilbao to score the opener through Inaki Williams. Our first goalscorer prediction is Inaki Williams at odds 8.50.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Inaki Williams at odds 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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