Perhaps the closest matchup in the upcoming round of La Liga is the Villarreal vs Athletic Bilbao duel and we have a preview of this game just for you, along with some free betting predictions.
- 1 Our top Villarreal vs Athletic Bilbao betting tips and picks
- 2 The best odds, stats, and more for Villarreal vs Athletic Bilbao
- 3 Recent form, team news, and possible lineups for Villarreal vs Athletic Bilbao
- 4 FAQ for Villarreal vs Athletic Bilbao
Our top Villarreal vs Athletic Bilbao betting tips and picks
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Villarreal and Athletic Bilbao to Draw
The Yellow submarine had a tough match against Bayern just a few days ago and they have the rematch scheduled for Tuesday, so they will likely be focused on that game more than on their duel with Athletic.
In addition to this, three of the previous five h2h meetings between Villarreal and Athletic Bilbao have ended in draws, so we can see this match ending in a draw as well.
Under 2.5 Total Goals
Four of the last five head-to-head duels between Villarreal and Atheltic Bilbao have gone under 2.5 total goals and we expect the same thing to happen on Saturday.
Furthermore, Athletic Bilbao averaged just 2.13 goals per game in the league until now, while Villarreal averaged 2.57 goals per game in La Liga this season.
The best odds, stats, and more for Villarreal vs Athletic Bilbao
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Recent form, team news, and possible lineups for Villarreal vs Athletic Bilbao
This is a duel of two very good teams, so let's take a closer look at them right now before they meet on Saturday:
Just a few days ago Villarreal notched a huge 1-0 win over Bayern Munich in Champions League quarter-finals and the rematch is only a few days after their duel with Athletic Bilbao, so this is a very tough period for the Yellow Submarine. The team has three wins and three losses in the last six La Liga games and they are currently seventh in the standings.
Meanwhile, Villarreal doesn't have a lot of injuries and personnel issues to deal with since only Alberto Moreno is injured right now, while Boulaye Dia is questionable.
Villarreal predicted lineup:
Rulli – Pedraza, Pau Torres, Albiol, Aurier – Parejo, Capoue, Lo Celso, Trigueros – G. Moreno, Danjuma.
The Basque team is currently just one point behind their next opponent Villarreal and they are eighth in the standings. Athletic Bilbao has three wins, one draw, and two losses in the last six matches in the league and they need to do much better if they are hoping to reach the Top 6 and get a spot in European competitions next season.
When it comes to team news, Athletic Bilbao is in pretty good shape right now but Agirrezabala and Lekiue will miss the next game with injuries.
Athletic Bilbao predicted lineup:
Simon – De Marcos, Vivian, Martinez, Berchiche – Berenguer, Vencedor, Mesga, Muniain – Williams, Garcia
FAQ for Villarreal vs Athletic Bilbao
- What is the venue of the game? The venue of the game is Estadio de la Ceramica in Villarreal.
- What is the kickoff time? The kickoff time is 5:30 pm BST on Saturday, April 9th.
- What are the odds on this match? The odds on Villarreal are 13/10 (2.30), on Athletic Bilbao 41/20 (3.05), and on a draw 21/10 (3.10).