Athletic Bilbao vs. Cadiz 10/1/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Athletic Bilbao 1-0-1, Cadiz 1-0-2
10/1/20 1 pm
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Athletic Bilbao is hosting Cadiz at San Mames in round 4 in the Spanish LaLiga.
Athletic Bilbao was solid in the preseason, but they lost their first match in LaLiga this season. Since then, Athletic has improved, and they have won their most recent match in LaLiga. Athletic Bilbao was playing against Eibar on the road in that match, and they were the better team with 51% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and low 63% of the correct passes. This was a sloppy and terrible game on both sides, but Athletic has scored 2 goals, and they deservedly won this match 1-2. With 3 points, 2 scored goals, and 3 conceded goals, Athletic Bilbao is in 14th place in the standings. Unai Lopez is the leading goalscorer for Athletic with 2 goals so far this season, while Williams and Capa added 1 assist each. Gomez is still injured, while Alvarez and Nolaskoain are still questionable for this game. Despite ending the last season in 11th place, Athletic Bilbao will still play in the Europa League this season because they have reached Copa del Rey finals last season. The Europa League could be a good thing for Athletic because it will give them the opportunity to fight for a trophy because they certainly won’t be in the title race in LaLiga.
Cadiz is the newcomer to LaLiga, and in the three games they played this season, Cadiz has won 1 game while losing the other 2 games. With 3 points, 3 scored goals, and 5 conceded goals, Cadiz is now in 15th place in the standings. Pombo, Negredo, and Sanchez have each scored 1 goal for Cadiz so far this season. Malbasic and Negredo each added 1 assist. Quezada is the only injured player for Cadiz as of right now. In their latest LaLiga game against Sevilla at home this past weekend, Cadiz has had only 24% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and low 61% of the correct passes. The first half of this match was uneventful, but the second half was amazing. Cadiz has scored first, in the 48th minute. In the 65th minute, Sevilla was able to tie the score to 1-1. Sevilla was the dominant team in the second half while Cadiz wasn’t able to defend, and Seville able to score a goal in the 90th, and in the 94th minute, and in the end, Sevilla has won this match 1-3. On rare occasions, the newcomer to the league leaves a positive impact, but Cadiz is not one of those teams. Cadiz will struggle for most of the season, and they will have a tough time securing their LaLiga spot for next season.
It’s been a long time since Athletic and Cadiz played against each other, but Athletic is the better team here, and they are in slightly better form at the moment. I will side with Athletic Bilbao at home.