Girona vs Athletic Bilbao
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 4 February 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: Estadi Municipal de Montilivi (Girona).
Girona failed to back up the fine performance from Estadio Wanda Metropolitano where they held mighty Atletico Madrid to a 1-1 draw two weeks ago. The league’s newcomers were unable to break the deadlock against the rock-bottomed Malaga side last time out.
Nonetheless, the head coach Pablo Machin still has reasons to be thrilled with his team’s results in this term of La Liga as Girona still firmly in the middle of the standings after 21 rounds of the competition. The recently-promoted sides has been particularly tough to beat in front of the home crowd lately as we still remember the shocking 2-1 win over Real Madrid back in late-October last year. Machin’s side has won three of last five home matches, including the 6-0 drubbing of Las Palmas in the previous match at Estadi Municpal de Montilivi.
Repeating such showing will be impossible against Bilbao who have significantly improved their defensive displays compared to the poor start to the season. The Basques are undefeated in last ten outings in all competitions, but they are at the same time winless in last three league ties after sharing the spoils against the likes of Espaanyol, Getafe and Eibar.
Girona vs Athletic Bilbao: Head-to-head
The two teams have only met once so far.
The clash was played in mid-September last year when Athletic Blbao came up with a comfortable 2-0 victory at San Mames.
Goals came from Iker Muniain and Aritz Aduriz.
Girona vs Athletic Bilbao: Prediction
Bilbao are unbeaten in last ten games in all competitions and we can see the value in backing the away win or draw double chance here at the odds of 1.57.
Since Girona have also been tough to beat in recent home ties, braver punters can chase the draw, set at the odds of 3.30.