Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao prediction, odds & betting tips – 20/01/2024

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Valencia - Athletic Bilbao

Spain Primera Liga - Mestalla

Valencia and Athletic Club face off at Mestalla in La Liga on Saturday. Our Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao prediction considers who will come out on top as two of Spanish football’s form teams meet.

Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Athletic to Win

  • Athletic have been outstanding in recent weeks, winning their last 6 games in all competitions.
  • Valencia have also been in form in La Liga, but they haven't been quite as convincing and were beaten 3-1 at home by Celta Vigo in the Copa del Rey in midweek.

Our Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao betting tips suggest the visitors can build on a fine Basque derby win last weekend when they saw off Real Sociedad 2-1 at San Mames.

Latest odds

Head to Head

29/10/23

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

Valencia

Valencia

2

2

29/10/23

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

Valencia

Valencia

2

2

11/02/23

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Valencia

Valencia

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

1

2

26/01/23

Spain Copa del Rey Spain

Valencia

Valencia

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

1

3

21/08/22

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

Valencia

Valencia

1

0

Last Five - Valencia

15/04/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Osasuna

Osasuna

Valencia

Valencia

0

1

W

04/04/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Granada

Granada

Valencia

Valencia

0

1

W

30/03/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Mallorca

Mallorca

Valencia

Valencia

0

0

D

17/03/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Villarreal

Villarreal

Valencia

Valencia

1

0

L

09/03/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Getafe

Getafe

Valencia

Valencia

0

1

W

Last Five - Athletic Bilbao

14/04/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Villarreal

Villarreal

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

1

1

D

06/04/24

Spain Copa del Rey Spain

Mallorca

Mallorca

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

1 (2)

1 (4)

W

31/03/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Real Madrid

Real Madrid

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

2

0

L

16/03/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

CD Alaves

CD Alaves

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

0

2

W

10/03/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Las Palmas

Las Palmas

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

0

2

W

Win probability

  • HOME: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.4%
  • DRAW: 49/20 (3.45) – 29.0%
  • AWAY: 5/4 (2.25) – 44.4%

The Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao odds point towards the visitors being the team most likely to claim all three points.

If you’re after a La Liga first goalscorer prediction, consider Alex Berenguer, who scored both goals in the win last weekend, to score first at 9/1 (10.00), an implied probability of 10.0%.

Meanwhile Athletic’s joint top scorer Gorka Guruzeta is available at 12/5 (3.40) to score anytime, a probability of 29.4%.

Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao prediction – Other tips

Valencia 1-2 Athletic Bilbao

  • This Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao prediction takes into account the away team’s unbeaten run which stretches back 14 matches in all competitions.
  • No team can better Athletic’s return of 20 points from their last 8 league games.

Both Teams to Score

  • All of Valencia’s four games against current top four opposition this season have seen both teams score.
  • Athletic have only kept one clean sheet in eight matches when up against sides in the top eight.

Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao prediction

Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao team news

Valencia

The Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao lineups will be missing a few internationals with the home team’s Selim Amallah and Mouctar Diakhaby both away on AFCON duty. Andre Almeida is their only expected injury absentee.

Predicted Lineup: Mamardashvili (GK), Gaya, Gabriel Paulista, Mosquera, Foulquier, Canos, Pepelu, Guillamon, Fran Perez, Duro, Diego Lopez

Athletic Bilbao

Iñaki Williams is away on international duty with Ghana. Dani Garcia is an injury doubt but few changes are expected from the team that played in the league last weekend.

Predicted Lineup: Simon (GK), Yuri, Paredes, Vivian, De Marcos, Vesga, Ruiz de Galarreta, Nico Williams, Sancet, Berenguer, Guruzeta

Confirmed lineups will appear here around 60 minutes before kickoff.

Valencia

Valencia
4-4-2
25
Giorgi Mamardashvili
ge
20
Dimitri Foulquier
gp
3
Cristhian Mosquera
es
5
Gabriel Paulista
br
14
Jose Gaya
es
23
Fran Perez
es
6
Hugo Guillamon
es
18
Pepelu
es
7
Sergi Canos
es
9
Hugo Duro
es
16
Diego Lopez Noguerol
es
Substitutes
21
Jesus Vazquez
es
15
Cenk Ozkacar
tr
27
Pablo Gozalbez
es
30
Hugo Gonzalez
es
47
David Otorbi
es
8
Javier Guerra Moreno
es
34
Yarek Gasiorowski
es
12
Thierry Correia
pt
13
Cristian Rivero
es
17
Roman Yaremchuk
ua
1
Jaume Domenech
es

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao
4-2-3-1
12
Gorka Guruzeta
es
8
Oihan Sancet
es
7
Alex Berenguer
es
1
Unai Simon
es
15
Inigo Lekue
es
3
Dani Vivian
es
4
Aitor Paredes
es
17
Yuri Berchiche
es
21
Ander Herrera
es
24
Benat Prados Diaz
es
11
Nico Williams
es
Substitutes
22
Raul Garcia
es
31
Mikel Jauregizar Alboniga
es
23
Peru Nolaskoain
es
10
Iker Muniain
es
30
Unai Gomez Echevarria
es
5
Yeray Alvarez
es
32
Hugo Rincon Lumbreras
es
20
Asier Villalibre
es
13
Julen Agirrezabala
es
19
Imanol Garcia de Albeniz
es
16
Inigo Ruiz De Galarreta
es
29
Malcom Adu
es

Player to watch – Nico Williams

The main dangerman for the visitors is likely to be Nico Williams who has even more pressure on his young shoulders with his brother away in the Ivory Coast.

Unlike Iñaki, Nico opted to represent Spain and he’s pushing a strong case for a starting role at Euro 2024 with 3 goals and 5 assists in La Liga so far this term.

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Mark Sochon

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.