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Athletic Bilbao v Girona – LaLiga

Athletic Bilbao v Girona - LaLiga

On 10th of December, we will see the 15th round of LaLiga being played at Estadio San Mames, the home of Athletic Bilbao, who will host Girona in their 1st encounter this season.

The home side, Athletic Bilbao are currently sitting in the relegation zone, with only 11 points in 14 games and an overall record of 1-8-5. In their last 5 matches, they have been defeated 3 times and drew 2 games, which means they are the worst team in LaLiga looking solely at the last 5 rounds. Their biggest concern is their defence, as they have conceded 8 goals, but only scored 3. On the bright side, Bilbao did put up a good fight against Atletico Madrid (3:2). In the mentioned match, Bilbao was even leading 1:2 from the 64th minute, but Atletico Madrid managed to equalize in the 80th minute and scored a game-winning goal in 90’+1. All in all, a disappointing result and a great performance from Bilbao. In the match that followed, Bilbao played a draw against Getafe (1:1) and lost their most recent match against Levante (3:0). The mentioned match against Levante could have ended with a much closer result, as Bilbao did play well. They had 54% ball possession, 12 goal attempts and even completed more passes than their opponents. Sadly Levante used their possessions better and scored 3 goals in the course of 90 minutes, 2 out of which came from rebounds.

The visiting side, Girona are currently sitting at 8th place in the league, with an overall record of 5-6-3. In the course of the last 5 games, Girona has won 3 and drew 2, which makes her the 2nd best team looking solely at the last 5 games. In those 5 games, Girona has scored 7 and conceded only 3 goals. Looking at how Girona played in their last match against Atl. Madrid on 2nd of December, it was Girona who scored an opener in 45′ from a penalty which was a result of a mistake from Oblak. The match went into the 2nd half, where Girona had a few chances to extend their lead, but instead suffered an own goal in 82′ after a failed attempt of clearing the ball from Romalho. The match ended with a final score showing 1:1, which was also the 3rd time this H2H match between Girona and Atl. Madrid ended in a draw.

Atletico Bilbao and Girona have met each other twice, with each team winning once. Looking at how these two teams performed recently. Ath. Bilbao is not fairing well in their domestic league but did put up 2 exceptional results against Huesca in Copa del Rey, as they won both encounters 4:0. In the 2 matches, we saw Adruiz scoring 4 goals, which makes it his 5th goal in the last 5 matches in all competitions. On the other hand, Girona has scored a total of 7 goals in their last 5 matches and only conceded 3. What do we expect in the next match is at least 3 goals. Bilbao has not been playing too well in LaLiga, but they know how to create opportunities. With Adruiz in a great form, we can expect Bilbao to give their all to stop their terrible run of no wins in LaLiga since 20th August, however it will be a tough job against Girona who has been playing some good football, which got them to an 8th place in the league, only 3 points shy of top 5 teams. Expect an entertaining match with plenty of scoring between heated Bilbao and Girona’s potent attack.

Prediction: Over 2.50 goals
Odds: 2.14 Matchbook, 2.13 SBOBET

Prediction: Girona +0.50 Asian Handicap
Odds: 1.92 Pinnacle, SBOBET, Dafabet

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