Eibar vs. Athletic Bilbao 9/26/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Eibar vs. Athletic Bilbao 9/26/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Eibar 0-1-1, Athletic Bilbao 0-0-1

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Eibar is hosting Athletic Bilbao at Ipurua Municipal Stadium in round 3 in the Spanish LaLiga.

Eibar is in bad form, and after winning their first friendly game of the season, Eibar hasn’t won any of their next 5 games, including the first two games in LaLiga. In their last LaLiga match against Villarreal on the road, Eibar has had 43% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 71% of the correct passes. Eibar got ahead in the 50th minute of the game, but in the 63rd minute, and the 71st minute, Eibar has conceded 2 goals, and in the end, Eibar has lost this match 2-1. Angel and Cubero are both injured, while Arbilla is still questionable. Kike is the only goalscorer for Eibar this season with 1 goal, while Exposito has 1 assist. Eibar has escaped the relegation last season, but their offense was really bad, and they have scored only 39 goals in 38 games, but their defense was bad with 56 conceded goals. Eibar has some good players, and I believe they will stay in LaLiga for another season, but that’s about it. I don’t think we will see Eibar in the top half of the LaLiga table.

Bilbao is a solid team, more than solid, but they are in bad form, without a win in their last 4 games. In their last LaLiga match against Granada on the road, Bilbao was the better team with 60% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 77% of the correct passes. It’s the beginning of the season, and neither Athletic’s offense nor defense is yet playing on the optimal level. Athletic Bilbao has lost this match 2-0. Bilbao has played only 1 LaLiga game so far this season, and with that, they are in the last place in the standings with 0 points, 0 scored goals, and 2 conceded goals. Athletic Bilbao has also played a friendly match a few days ago against Sevilla, which they also lost, 2-1. Gomez and Nolaskoain are both injured, and they will not be in the lineup for this match. There weren’t any notable arrivals or departures to Athletic Bilbao as of right now. Bilbao has ended last season in 11th place, far from the Europa League, but since they reached the Copa del Rey finals, they were awarded a spot in the Europa League, which was pretty lucky for Athletic Bilbao. There are many good players in Bilbao, but they are limited to players only from the Basque region of Spain, and that is what is keeping Bilbao from accomplishing a better result in LaLiga.

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The trends are on Bilbao’s side in this matchup, and they have had some success on the road against Eibar. Neither Eibar nor Bilbao is in good form, but I will stick with the better team here, and that is Bilbao on the road.

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Goran’s Pick Bilbao +145

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