Athletic Bilbao vs Granada
Bilbao comes from an important victory on the road to Osasuna last weekend, celebrating a victory a bit unexpectedly with a 1:2 result.
They took the lead via Williams in the first halftime in quite a balanced match, however, turned out to be a bit more passive than what was expected in the second part.
The hosts leveled up in the 76th minute, but Kodro re-installed the lead for the visitors just three minutes later as the hosts risked more.
Athletic now has three victories in the last four rounds being only three points behind the Champions League placed Sociedad.
Forward Aduriz (10/1) and offensive midfielder Muniain (13/4) are injured for the home side. Offensive midfielder Garcia (14/4) is doubtful but could appear during the match.
After a good start into the season, it seems that the lady luck is going away from Granada FC.
The side had three defeats in a row before they finally managed to get a point in a home clash against Atletico Madrid in a 1:1 game last weekend.
It must be said that their opponents were better actually, even took the lead in the 60th minute, but paid the price of their lack of effectivity generally.
The team is now two points below the European zone, but in an obvious downtrend in their form and this game will be quite a challenge for them for sure.
The guests miss forward Ramos (5/0) due to injury and a couple of long-term absentees, while midfielder Vico (5/1) stands out as questionable for the moment.
Granada has conceded at least 2 goals in their last 3 away matches (LaLiga).
The momentum is completely with the Bilbao and everything except their victory would be a huge surprise in this one.
Granada is far away from their perfect form and shouldn't be able to match in-form Athletic this time. The hosts are simply too strong at the back for the qualities of visitors attackers.
Athletic Bilbao vs Granada prediction
Athletic Bilbao WinsOdds: 1.70 at Bet365
Result: 2-0 WON (+5.6 units)
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