Elche CF vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction 11.09.2022

Elche

Elche

1 : 4

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

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  • Competition: La Liga
  • Date: 11th September 2022
  • Kickoff: 19:45 UTC
  • Venue: Estadio Martinez Valero

Having had a close shave with relegation last season, Elche are fighting to get back to winning ways against Athletic Bilbao this Sunday. The visitors, who are renowned for moulding local talent, lost their first game of the season when Espanyol took them by surprise in a 1-0 defeat. But, considering Bilbao's one and only away game this season has ended in a 4-0 win, they surely are under no pressure to visit the Estadio Martinez Valero this weekend. On the other hand, Elche too cannot be written off completely as the bottom three side has shown signs of improvement at home, especially when compared to their away form. Bilbao remain the favourites, but Elche are desperate for points which could lead to some fireworks in this game.

Elche vs Athletic Betting Tips: Away / Under 2.5

A constant pattern seen in the head-to-head meetings and Bilbao's recent form is the low number of goals scored. While 4 of the last 5 meetings of Elche and Bilbao have ended in under 2.5 goals being scored, 5 of the visitors' last 6 games have seen a similar result. On the basis of these numbers and by sheer on-paper supremacy of the away team, we believe that Bilbao should be able to get either a 1-0 or a 2-0 win on Sunday evening to mark their comeback to winning way, and hand Elche their 4th loss from 5 games played this season. We are thus suggesting to bet on an ACCA of an away win and under 2.5 goals being scored in totality.

  • Best Tip: Away / Under 2.5
  • Prediction: 0-2

Elche vs Athletic Bilbao Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Elche

    1 : 4

    Athletic Bilbao

    La Liga

  2. Athletic Bilbao

    2 : 1

    Elche

    La Liga

  3. Elche

    0 : 0

    Athletic Bilbao

    La Liga

  4. Elche

    2 : 0

    Athletic Bilbao

    La Liga

  5. Athletic Bilbao

    1 : 0

    Elche

    La Liga

Elche

Elche CF Team News

The only player who has performed to the best of his abilities in this relegation-threatened Elche side is goalkeeper Edgar Badia. He is ranked among the top 8 keepers in the league despite Elche being in the bottom three, and the entire credit goes to Badia's shot-stopping prowess without which Elche would have conceded twice the number of goals. The one and only goal scored this season has come from midfielder Alex Collado, with an assist from forward Roger Marti. Defender Pedro Bigas is leading the charts when it comes to interceptions per 90. Bigas intercepts an average of 2.3 key passes from the opponents every game to save his side from potential goals concession. Badia, Collado and Bigas will be our three players to watch.

Last matches of Elche

  1. Barcelona

    3 : 0

    Elche

    La Liga

  2. Elche

    1 : 4

    Athletic Bilbao

    La Liga

  3. Villarreal

    4 : 0

    Elche

    La Liga

  4. Elche

    0 : 1

    Real Sociedad

    La Liga

  5. Elche

    1 : 1

    Almería

    La Liga

Elche lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 13

    Édgar Badía

Defenders

  • 24

    Pol Lirola

  • 3

    Enzo Roco

  • 6

    Pedro Bigas

  • 22

    Nicolás Fernández

Midfielders

  • 21

    Omar Mascarell

  • 20

    Gerard Gumbau

  • 15

    Alex Collado

  • 12

    Domingos Quina

  • 10

    Pere Milla

Forwards

  • 9

    Lucas Boyé

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao Team News

In a team which is dominated by the Williams brothers, Inaki and Nico, the leading goal contributor remains midfielder Alex Berenguer. Berenguer is also the second-best passer in this team with 2 key passes every game. He is just behind full-back Oscar de Marcos who leads with 3 key passes on an average every game. When it comes to defending, it's a share of the spoils. Centre-back Yeray Alvarez and central midfielder Mikel Vesga combine for a total of 3 interceptions every game which amounts of more than 30% of the average interceptions that Bilbao make every game. Alex Berenguer, Oscar de Marcos and Yeray Alvarez will be our three players to watch, on Sunday.

Last matches of Athletic Bilbao

  1. Athletic Bilbao

    3 : 2

    Rayo Vallecano

    La Liga

  2. Elche

    1 : 4

    Athletic Bilbao

    La Liga

  3. Athletic Bilbao

    0 : 1

    Espanyol

    La Liga

  4. Cadiz

    0 : 4

    Athletic Bilbao

    La Liga

  5. Athletic Bilbao

    1 : 0

    Valencia

    La Liga

Athletic Bilbao lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Unai Simón

Defenders

  • 18

    Óscar de Marcos

  • 3

    Daniel Vivian

  • 4

    Iñigo Martínez

  • 15

    Íñigo Lekue

Midfielders

  • 8

    Oihan Sancet

  • 14

    Dani García

  • 11

    Nico Williams

  • 10

    Iker Muniain

  • 7

    Álex Berenguer

Forwards

  • 9

    Iñaki Williams

3 Reasons why this game will end in an away win and under 2.5 goals

  1. Elche have not seen over 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 meetings with Bilbao
  2. Athletic Bilbao have seen 2 or fewer goals being scored in 5 of their last 6 recent games
  3. Elche have not won their last 4 games since the season started, 3 of which they have lost too

Main prediction Elche - Athletic Bilbao

Away/Under 2.5

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winrate

49% winrate

wins

3 wins in a row

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Elche & Athletic Bilbao current standing in La Liga

Club P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 Real Madrid 6 6 0 0 17 - 6 +11 18
2 FC Barcelona 6 5 1 0 18 - 1 +17 16
3 Real Betis 6 5 0 1 10 - 4 +6 15
4 Athletic Club 6 4 1 1 12 - 4 +8 13
5 Osasuna 6 4 0 2 7 - 5 +2 12
6 Villarreal 6 3 2 1 10 - 2 +8 11
7 Atlético Madrid 6 3 1 2 10 - 6 +4 10
8 Real Sociedad 6 3 1 2 7 - 8 -1 10
9 Valencia 6 3 0 3 10 - 5 +5 9
10 Mallorca 6 2 2 2 6 - 7 -1 8
11 Girona 6 2 1 3 7 - 7 0 7
12 Rayo Vallecano 6 2 1 3 7 - 8 -1 7
13 Celta de Vigo 6 2 1 3 8 - 13 -5 7
14 Getafe 6 2 1 3 6 - 12 -6 7
15 Sevilla 6 1 2 3 7 - 11 -4 5
16 Almería 6 1 1 4 4 - 7 -3 4
17 Espanyol 6 1 1 4 7 - 12 -5 4
18 Real Valladolid 6 1 1 4 3 - 11 -8 4
19 Cádiz 6 1 0 5 1 - 14 -13 3
20 Elche 6 0 1 5 2 - 16 -14 1

Elche CF vs Athletic Bilbao - FAQ

? What is the score likely to be at half time?
Athletic Bilbao to lead (Elche have been losing at half time in 5 of their last 7 games)
? How many cards are expected to be shown to both sides?
Under 4.5 (5/6)
? Where can you watch this game?
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