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Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips and Predictions

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      Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao Predictions

       

      These sides have also been paired together in the Europa League following their wins this week. Valencia won 4-0 in Vienna against Rapid to seal a convincing 10-0 aggregate winner despite leaving several of their big names at home. Athletic had to fight to a 1-1 draw at home to Marseille to progress 2-1 on aggregate and it could be an intriguing tie.

      Valencia are playing with confidence all of a sudden having also picked up league wins against Espanyol and Granada over the past fortnight. They are still 4 points behind Athletic but a win here would give them a shot at qualifying for Europe via the league, which looked beyond them a few weeks ago.

      Athletic have seen their form dip a little perhaps due to their involvement in so many competitions. They’ve lost 6 of their last 12 in all competitions and were beaten 1-0 at home by rivals Real Sociedad last weekend.

      Reason for Betting Tips

      This game certainly has the potential to serve up a few goals. Valencia create plenty of chances and they’ve starting finishing them over the past couple of weeks. There have been over 2.5 goals in all of their last 4. Athletic also like to attack and won’t come here with a cautious attitude. They scored twice in defeat at the Bernabeu a couple of weeks ago and there have been over 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 10 league away games. Backing there to be over 2.5 goals at 11/10 could be the best ploy here.

      Recent Form

      All competitions, most recent first:

      Valencia: WWWWDL

      Athletic Bilbao: LWLLWL

      Head-to-Head

      Valencia haven’t won any of their last 6 meetings with Athletic, losing 2 and drawing 4.

      Statistics

      Both teams have scored in 58% of Valencia home games. There have been over 2.5 goals in 56% of Athletic games this season.

      Team News

      Valencia: Abdennour is their only absentee.

      Athletic Bilbao: Raul Garcia is suspended while Ibai is injured.

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