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Athletic Bilbao vs Eibar Predictions and Match Preview, 26 Jan 2018

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Athletic Bilbao vs Eibar Predictions and Match Preview, 26 Jan 2018
Athletic Bilbao and Eibar face off in what will be a Basque derby game in La Liga on Friday as both are looking up the table in their hopes to take 7th spot after the top division's 21 rounds. Read on for Athletic Bilbao vs Eibar Predictions.
Match status: 2017-18 La Liga - Matchweek 21
Kick-off:
Venue: San Mamés (Bilbao, Basque Country)

Athletic Bilbao v Eibar Team News

There's a huge competition growing in La Liga mid-table with only four points separating Celta Vigo in 7th and 14th-placed Espanyol, while either side from today's clash at San Mames may well take up 7th position and as such get closest to competing for a Europa League place next season.

With both having already bowed out of the Copa del Rey early on, it has proved to be an added impulse to the league football and their recent forms are something to highlight, despite Athletic being destined by many to fight relegation come the end of the campaign.

The Lions are in 12th now under José Ángel Ziganda, who succeeded Ernesto Valverde in the summer, and are on an impressive run that has seen them go nine games unbeaten in La Liga, and has helped them amass a costly 21 points in the process - but at home the Basque giants are clearly underachieving.

Eibar, on the other hand, have been just about as eye-catching as the Bilbao club, as the currently 8th-placed side have lost only once over the last nine league matches but came on top with a greater points tally gained - 20 from last ten, almost thrice more than from the previous ten. So, Los Armeros are well on course to Europa League football.

Injured or Suspended Players:

Athletic Bilbao: Iker Muniain, Mikel Balenziaga, Óscar de Marcos, Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Eibar: Pedro León, Paulo Oliveira, Fran Rico.

Head-to-Head LaLiga Record: Athletic Bilbao v Eibar

2017-18 Spanish La Liga
Eibar 0-1 Ath Bilbao

2016-17 Spanish La Liga
Eibar 0-1 Ath Bilbao

2016-17 Spanish La Liga
Ath Bilbao 3-1 Eibar

2015-16 Spanish La Liga
Ath Bilbao 5-2 Eibar

Athletic Bilbao v Eibar Match Odds:

Athletic Bilbao - 1.98
Draw - 3.56
Eibar - 4.40
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Conclusion and Predictions:

Defensively though, Athletic Club have ended their last three home fixtures with clean sheets in the shape of 0-0 draws followed by a 1-0 win but all season in La Liga they have let in just five goals at San Mames, which equals 0.56 goals conceded per game whilst in 67% of those having managed to keep a clean sheet.

Nevertheless, looking at how goal-scoring the sides have been this term, Athletic getting only seven goals at home and close to 90% of all their games in La Liga have seen them produce under 2.5 goals. Eibar meanwhile are looking for a first victory over the Basque Country rivals at San Mames and their previous two face-to-gace clashes have produced consecutive 1-0 Athletic wins - which suggests there is good value in goining for another one for the hosts + Under 3.5 as a makeweight.


Athletic Bilbao vs Eibar Predictions

Main Match Predictions:
Athletic & Goals Under 3.5 @ 2.31 (13/10)
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Correct Score:
1-0 Home Win @ 6.50 (11/2)
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