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Bitesize Prediction: Athletic Bilbao vs Osasuna – 11/05/24

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, La Liga 9 May 2024

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Competition: La Liga

Market: Athletic Bilbao win

Odds: 1/2 @ 1xBet

Looking to collect back-to-back La Liga victories on Saturday night, Athletic Bilbao will welcome Osasuna to San Mames this weekend.

Starting with the hosts, making a welcomed return to winning ways last weekend as they secured a rugged 2-0 victory away at Getafe, Athletic Bilbao will be desperate to use that performance as a platform to build on. Cruising their way to a lucrative European return and receiving a string of plaudits this season, Ernesto Valverde’s men have lost just two of their previous 10 domestic appearances across all competitions. Making real history on April 6th as they were crowned Copa del Rey champions following a nail-biting penalties victory against Mallorca, the former Barcelona boss will be calling on his squad to make another statement here. Rightfully tipped as a standout contender on Saturday night, the Lions will also be excited by their continued purple patch on home soil. Including a stunning 3-0 romp against Spanish giants Atletico Madrid on February 29th, Bilbao have not suffered a single defeat at San Mames since the opening weekend.

As for the visitors, although Osasuna might have opened up the 2023/24 campaign with their sights firmly set on mounting another famous European charge, Los Rojillos have come crashing back down to earth this time around. Last seen slumping to a routine 2-0 loss at home against Real Betis, Jagoba Arrasate’s men are limping their way over the finishing line and have come under some mounting scrutiny. Signing off April with a 3-0 drumming away at Granada, the Navarre-based outfit have lost all of their previous four La Liga appearances by an aggregate score of 8-1. Almost sat in top-flight limbo, Osasuna have also lost six of their last seven showdowns – a rut that stems back to March 4th. Likewise, hit with a 2-0 loss when they welcomed Athletic Bilbao to El Sadar for their reverse La Liga showdown on August 19th, we are expecting a similar outcome this weekend.

Bet: Athletic Bilbao 1/2 to beat Osasuna in Saturday’s La Liga showdown @ 1xBet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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