Athletic Club vs Girona prediction, odds & betting tips – 19/02/2024

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Athletic vs Girona prediction
The sides drew earlier this term in Girona – Photo by Icon Sport

Girona travel to Athletic Club on Monday for their second tough road trip in nine days. Our Athletic Club vs Girona prediction considers whether they can bounce back from a heavy loss in the title showdown with Real Madrid.

Athletic Club vs Girona prediction: Catalans to struggle again

Girona head into the game after a 4-0 loss to Real Madrid and they’ve dropped points in four of their last seven league games doing serious damage to their title hopes. Athletic meanwhile are going well with just one defeat in 20 matches in all competitions.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Athletic favourites at fortress San Mames

  • HOME: 10/11 (1.91) – 52.4%
  • DRAW: 13/5 (3.60) – 27.8%
  • AWAY: 11/4 (3.75) – 26.7%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

The Athletic Club vs Girona odds point to a home win being the most likely outcome with the Basques very strong at home where they haven’t lost since the opening day of the season.

Last five H2Hs: Little to choose between the teams

Spain Primera Liga 27/11/23

Girona

Girona

1
Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

1

Spain Primera Liga 26/02/23

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

2
Girona

Girona

3

Spain Primera Liga 04/11/22

Girona

Girona

2
Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

1

Spain Primera Liga 29/03/19

Girona

Girona

1
Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

2

Spain Primera Liga 10/12/18

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

1
Girona

Girona

0

All of the last five meetings have been settled by at most a single goal with two wins apiece in the last five.

Team news and form guide

Athletic Club: Home advantage key

Athletic have been in great home form all season with no away team avoiding defeat here since Valencia visited in October.

Predicted Lineup: Simon (GK), Yuri, Yeray, Vivian, De Marcos, Vesga, Galarreta, Nico Williams, Sancet, Iñaki Williams, Guruzeta

Spain Primera Liga 03/03/24

D

Barcelona

Barcelona

0

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

0

Spain Copa del Rey 29/02/24

W

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid

0

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

3

Spain Primera Liga 25/02/24

L

Real Betis

Real Betis

3

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

1

Spain Primera Liga 19/02/24

W

Girona

Girona

2

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

3

Spain Primera Liga 12/02/24

D

Almeria

Almeria

0

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

0

Girona: Patchy form derailing title challenge?

Girona have performed miracles this season but dropped points against Real Sociedad and Real Madrid on back-to-back weekends leaves them with ground to make up.

Predicted Lineup: Gazzaniga (GK), Miguel, Eric Garcia, Blind, Arnau Martinez, Aleix Garcia, Herrera, Savio, Ivan Martin, Tsygankov, Dovbyk

Spain Primera Liga 03/03/24

L

Mallorca

Mallorca

1

Girona

Girona

0

Spain Primera Liga 26/02/24

W

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano

0

Girona

Girona

3

Spain Primera Liga 19/02/24

L

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

3

Girona

Girona

2

Spain Primera Liga 10/02/24

L

Real Madrid

Real Madrid

4

Girona

Girona

0

Spain Primera Liga 03/02/24

D

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

0

Girona

Girona

0

Our free expert picks: 2-0 to Athletic with Guruzeta on target

Athletic are priced at 11/4 (3.75) to win the game to nil, an implied probability of 26.7%.

Our betting tips for this game point to a home victory and you can back Athletic to score over 1.5 goals at 17/20 (1.85), a probability of 54.1%.

Hot tip – Athletic to Win

  • Our Athletic Club vs Girona prediction suggests the hosts can build on a run of eight straight home victories in all competitions.
  • Girona may be a bit deflated after being outclassed by Real Madrid in a 4-0 defeat last weekend.

Other tips

Athletic Club 2-0 Girona

  • No side has won here since Real Madrid on the opening day of the season.
  • Athletic have scored two or more goals in 12 of their last 13 home games.

Gorka Guruzeta to score anytime

  • Our Athletic Club vs Girona betting tips also point to Girona being vulnerable defensively again after letting in four in Madrid last weekend.
  • Anyone looking for a La Liga goalscorer bet may want to consider Gorka Guruzeta who has scored nine in 21 league starts and should lead the line here.
Athletic Club vs Girona prediction
Inaki Williams is enjoying one of his best seasons – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Iñaki Williams

Iñaki Williams has been key for Athletic this term with eight goals and three assists in 21 La Liga appearances.

Williams striking early

Four of Iñaki Williams’ eight league goals have come in the opening thirty minutes with the Ghana international tending to start quickly.


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Mark is a freelance football writer based in Madrid. He regularly attends and covers La Liga matches around Spain, whilst also following football across Europe.