Valencia vs Athletic Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
An interesting match awaits us this Sunday when Athletic Bilbao will face Valencia at the Mestalla Stadium. Athletic Bilbao will try to change their way and get their first win after a three-game winless streak.
Valencia will be looking to continue their unbeaten streak. After the first three draws, they managed to up their form and have won the last two games they played. Last week they beat Real Sociedad in an interesting match when we saw a total of five goals. Valencia scored three and Sociedad the remaining two. They are in a great form and are currently placed fourth at the table with a goal difference of +7.
Athletic Bilbao will try to end their winless streak as they have failed to take all three points for the third week in a row. Last week they drew against Malaga, one of the worst teams in the league. That is a true indicator of Athletico’s declining form. They have a goal difference of just +2 and are placed eleventh at the table, well below their standards. They are up against a worthy opponent but there is no doubt that they will do everything to change their way and get a win.
The strong run from the start of the season makes Valencia the overwhelming favorites to get a victory. Five out of the recent six matches between these two teams has seen the home team come out successful. There is a far greater possibility of the trend continuing, as Athletic Bilbao have been on a rotten form in the recent few weeks. Athletic Bilbao have lost three out of the last four matches in all competitions. Simone Zaza scored in the recent meeting with Athletic Bilbao at the Mestalla last season. He has been in excellent form over the last few weeks after managing to score four goals in the last two games.
Valencia don't have lots of missing players for the match against Athletic Bilbao. Rúben Vezo and Javi Jiménez are injured and they will not play for sure. All other players are ready to play except Geoffrey Kondogbia ho is suspended.
On the other side Athletic also do not have many missing players for this game. Iker Muniain is injured and he can't play on the match against Valencia. All other players are fully fit and ready for the match and all of them will play aggressive from the first minute.
Possible starting lineups
Valencia: Neto; Gaya, Garay, Paulista, Montoya; Pereira, Soler, Parejo, Guedes; Moreno, Zaza
Athletic: Arrizabalaga; Lekue, Nunez, Laporte, Balenziaga; Jose, Vesga; Williams, Garcia, Cordoba; Aduriz
Valencia vs Athletic Prediction
Another one very tough football game Today and both teams are highly motivated to play aggressive football from the first minute. Valencia play very well at Mestalla and they are undefeated in their last 6 matches. They like to play strong and aggressive in defense line and have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 home matches. They have very good records in past meetings with Athletic and they are undefeated in 9 of their last 10 home matches against Athletic Bilbao in all competitions. On the other side Athletic also like to play strong and aggressive football and we will see lots of midfield duels and fouls.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match Valencia vs Athletic Prediction: Valencia to win. We don't expect lots of scoring chances here and our risky bet goes on correct score 1-0. Have a nice betting day and goof luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.