Villarreal vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Another exciting clash awaits the fans of the Spanish La Liga, as Villarreal will host Athletic Bilbao. The team from the top-five group will host the side from the middle of the table in what looks to be a promising match.
Villarreal are placed fifth at the table with forty-seven points from fourteen wins, five draws, and eleven losses. Out of the previous five league games, they have two wins and three losses. Their most recent loss occurred in the previous round when they faced Malaga. Castro of Malaga scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot mid-first half. In the second half, both teams had their chances, but they’ve failed to capitalize on them.
Athletic Bilbao hold the number twelve spot in La Liga with thirty-six points from eight wins, twelve draws, and ten losses. In the previous round, they drew against Celta Vigo by the score of 1-1. The game started out slow and not much happened in the first half. In the second, things started to heat up, and as a result, we saw two goals in it. Nunez of Bilbao opened the goal scoring sheet early in half. It wasn’t until the second half stoppage time that Celta Vigo managed to equalize. Mendez scored, followed by an assist from Mallo and with his goal secured a point for the team.
The two sides have a long mutual history and in the recent past, the point distribution has been somewhat equal. Out of the previous five games that they’ve played, Bilbao have won two, Villarreal one, and the remaining games ended as draws. At Villarreal’s stadium, things look a lot different as the home side has a draw, a loss, and three wins there from the previous five matches played.
Villarreal do not have lots of missing players for the match against Athletic Club. Bruno Soriano and Ramiro Guerra are injured and they will not play on this match. Rúben Semedo is another one player who will not play on Monday night. All other players are fully fit and ready to play.
On the other side Athletic Bilbao also don't have lots of missing players for this game. Yeray Álvarez is injured and he can't play on Monday night against Villarreal. Mikel Balenziaga is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready to play.
Possible starting lineups
Villarreal: Asenjo; Costa, Bonera, Gonzalez, Gaspar; Soriano, Rodri, Trigueros, Fornals; Sansone, Bacca
Athletic Bilbao: Arrizabalaga; Marcos, Nunez, Martinez, Balenziaga; Jose, Etxebarria; Susaeta, Garcia, Cordoba; Williams
Villarreal vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction
Another one very good football game to place our bets on Monday. Match Villarreal vs Athletic will be an interesting one and you shouldn't miss to watch and bet on. Both sides are highly motivated for this game and they will play aggressive from the first minute. Villarreal are undefeated in 12 of their last 13 home matches against Athletic Bilbao in all competitions. This time they will play cautious and strong in defense line but their main objective for the match will be to score a goal more. On the other side Athletic Bilbao are not in top form, but they are highly motivated to win some points here. They have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 5 away matches and they are coming to this game to play offensive from the first minute.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Villarreal vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction: Both teams to score. We expect from yellow Submarine to score exactly one goal more and our second betting pick for the match is Villarreal to win. If you want to take a risk then can try with risky bet on Correct score 2-1. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.