Granada vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction 12 Aug 2020

The Match Is Over. Score: 2-1
Granada vs Athletic Bilbao PredictionAhead of a potentially action-packed, breathtaking 2020/21 La Liga campaign, Athletic Bilbao begin their journey with a trip to Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes to take on Granada on Saturday evening.
Match status: 2020/21 La Liga - Matchweek 1
Kick-off:
Venue: Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes (Granada)
Following a two-month break, the Spanish league is back, and in full-flight. While some teams will be at the business end of the standings, tussling for top-spot; others will be battling to escape relegation from top-flight football.

Granada were pretty impressive last term, finishing seventh on the standings to book a ticket to the Europa League qualifying phases. With another campaign underway, El Grana will undoubtedly be gunning for greater successes, to build on from the previous season’s exploits.

Granada vs Athletic Bilbao Team News

The surprise packages of La Liga last season, Granada managed to garner a whopping 56 points from 38 games, booking a Europa League qualifying spot in the process. Diego Martinez must have enjoyed his vacation, knowing fully well he had performed wonders at his club.

At times, they looked totally unstoppable, grabbing significant results even against the toughest of oppositions. For a side that had just been promoted from the Segunda Division, the club supporters could not have asked for any more.

Impressively, they smashed numerous club records on the way to sealing seventh spot, most notably hitting their highest-ever league finish since 1974. Needless to say, that is one magnificent achievement that deserves plaudits.

In preparation for the upcoming campaign, El Grana have been in action with a couple of friendly games scheduled over the past few weeks. They weren’t at their races in these fixtures, losing to Real Betis and Valladolid.

For all the negatives, they ended last season on a good note, recording an emphatic 4-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao. Even so, there are some doubts over Granada’s credentials ahead of this season. They are very likely to struggle to hit the high marks set last time out.

To the credit of the board, Granada have been relatively busy this transfer window, bringing in a couple of new faces including Luis Milla, Alberto Soro, Dimitri Foulquier and Maxime Gonalons. The Nasrids will be hoping these lads will lead them to glory this term.

While Granada were the cream of the crop in the league last season, the same cannot be made of Athletic Bilbao’s stop-start campaign. They couldn’t even muster a top-half finish, as they were relegated to eleventh-place.

ATH will surely be disappointed to have performed so woefully, and will be looking to make amends this time around. It is worth noting that Garitano’s men lost four of their last five league games before the end of the previous campaign.

Bilbao took part in three friendlies during the off-season. They were in shambles, losing 3-1 to Logrones before salvaging draws versus Real Oviedo and Eibar. If they are to grab a result against Granada here, Athletic Club will have to find some inspiration before kickoff.

Injured or Suspended Players

Granada: Dimitri Foulquier and Jorge Molina.

Athletic Bilbao: No injuries or suspensions.

Pre-Match Odds

Granada: 2.82
Draw: 3.195
Athletic Bilbao: 2.87

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

Who will win the match?

Granada vs Athletic Bilbao Predictions

Bilbao’s last fixture for the 2019/20 season saw them capitulate at the hands of Granada, the Nasrids hitting four unanswered goals past them. With momentum still high within El Grana’s camp, they will be hoping for a repeat of that result. Count on the hosts to bag all three points here.
Our Betting Tip:
Granada Win @ 2.87
Correct Score:
Granada 2-1 Athletic Bilbao @ 11.00

Predicted Score-Related Betting Tips

Both Teams To Score:
BTTS @ 2.20
Match Winner:
Granada Win @ 2.87
Double Chance:
1X @ 1.49
Over/Under:
Over 2.5 @ 2.77
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