Villarreal vs Bilbao by Luca Garzeli
Ernesto Valverde said he probably will rotate the team, trying to keep the competitiveness. Both teams played in Europe three days ago, with opposite results: Athletic won 3-1 Augsburg and Villarreal lost 2-1 vs Rapid Viena. Villarreal played with a lot of changes in their line-up and Athletic Club played with 3-4 changes.
In the last games Athletic Club is scoring well, but we have to consider that they played 1/5 games far from home. Last game was 2-0 defeat vs Eibar. Villarreal is playing an open style of game, with 4/4 BTTS and Athletic with their injury plague, used to receive goals too.
In the last 10 years, these two teams played 20 times, with only 3/20 under1.5 goals, and Athletic Club is 11 years without win in El Madrigal.
Home team: Areola (GK); Mario, Bailly, Víctor Ruíz, Jaume Costa; Pina, Bruno, Castillejo, Nahuel Leiva; Soldado, Bakambu.
Away team: Gorka (GK); Balenziaga, Laporte, Gurpegui, De Marcos; San José, Eraso, Rico; Aketxe, Aduriz, Susaeta.
Beñat, Raúl García and Kike Sola could play too, depending how Valverde want to rotate. Adruzi is the only player that could score in the team without Williams and Muniain. Is 8 goals in 10 games in all competitions, and I doubt that Valverde could take the player off the starting XI. Roberto Soldado for hosts scored 7 times against Gorka in his career. Athletic Club have a lot of power in set pieces with Raul García, Aduriz, San José and so on.
I can see some goals in the match. I think odds for home win are fair, so I will take this BTTS bet.
|Both Teams To Score||Unibet||2.12||9||3-1 WON (+10.08 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.