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The last game of the first round of the new La Liga season is the Elche vs Athletic Bilbao duel, so let's take a closer look at this game and what we can expect to see in it.

Our best free betting predictions for Elche vs Athletic Bilbao

We have the best La Liga betting tips for you right here on our website, which includes the top predictions for the Elche vs Athletic Bilbao match:

Odds are subject to change at any time, so check them with your bookmaker before you place a bet. Our recommended bookmaker for this match is NetBet.

Athletic Bilbao to Win

These two teams split the wins in the last La Liga season, and they've generally played very close matches since their last five head-to-head games ended with a couple of wins for each team and one draw. Still, Athletic Bilbao is the better team of the two and we expect them to prove this in their upcoming match.

Elche and Athletic Bilbao to Draw at Half Time

While our prediction is for Athletic Club to win the game at the end, we don't expect them to have an easy job. With that in mind, our next prediction is for Elche and Athletic Bilbao to draw at half time. After all, this happened in 9 of 19 Athletic Bilbao matches last season away from home, while Elche drew at half time in 6 of their 19 games at home.

Under 2.5 Total Goals

The last three h2h meetings between Elche and Athletic Bilbao have gone under 2.5 total goals and we expect this trend to continue in their upcoming duel. In addition to this, Elche averaged 2.34 goals per game last season in La Liga, while Athletic Bilbao averaged 2.32 goals per game last season.

Top odds and useful stats for Elche vs Athletic Bilbao

The odds for Elche vs Athletic Bilbao can vary from one bookie to another, so we have compiled odds from the best UK bookies right here:

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August 16, 2021
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Elche vs Athletic Bilbao

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16/08/21
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Elche odds
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Elche
0 - 0
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Athletic Bilbao
22/05/21
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Elche
2 - 0
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Athletic Bilbao
03/01/21
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Athletic Bilbao
1 - 0
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Elche
22/01/20
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Elche
1 - 1
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Athletic Bilbao
17/05/15
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Elche
2 - 3
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Elche

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0 - 3
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1 - 0
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Athletic Bilbao
2 - 2
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19/11/21
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Levante
0 - 0
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05/11/21
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Athletic Bilbao
0 - 1
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1 - 1
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Elche vs Athletic Bilbao preview: A very close matchup

Only two points separated Elche from the first team in the relegation zone, so the team was very lucky to remain in the top-flight of the Spanish football for this season. Their fans will certainly hope for a less stressful ending to the new season of La Liga, but we don't think that Elche can avoid fighting against relegation. That being said, the team did suffer a few changes and Elche brought in a few interesting players, spending £7.2 million in the process.

The last season was very traumatic, and some fans may even say tragic, for Athletic Club. The team from the Basque Country suffered losses in two Copa del Ray finals – first they lost the belated final from 2020 to Real Sociedad and then they were cleaned by Barcelona in the 2021 Cup final. In the league, Athletic finished exactly in the middle of the standings, which is a solid result for them. As the team that relies only of Basque players, we didn't see many changes in the team and those players that did arrive, arrived mostly from the youth team.

Usual questions for Elche vs Athletic Bilbao

Elche vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction

  • When does the game start? The game starts at 9 pm BST on Monday, August 16th.
  • Which team is the host? Elche is the host at the Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero in Elche.
  • Who is more likely to win the game? Athletic Bilbao is favoured by the bookies at 11/10 odds.

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