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Prediction: Getafe vs Athletic Bilbao

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions, La Liga 30 Apr 2024

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Prediction: Athletic Bilbao to win 2-0

Best Odds: 8/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

Getafe and Athletic Bilbao will lock horns with each other in La Liga this week. The match between José Bordalás’s side and Ernesto Valverde’s team will be held at Estadio Coliseum and is scheduled to kick off at 8 pm UK time on Friday.

Getafe

Getafe are a modest club based in Spain who are happy to stay in La Liga. They finished 15th in the La Liga table last season and will be pleased to end up in a similar position in the standings this time around. 

José Bordalás’s side are 10th in the La Liga table at the moment with 43 points from 33 matches. Getafe are eight points behind Real Sociedad, who are sixth. There is still a chance that Azulones could end up in the European places in the LA Liga table this season.

Getafe will head into the La Liga match against Athletic Bilbao this week on the back of a 3-1 victory over Almeria away from home in La Liga. It came after a 1-1 draw with Real Sociedad on the road in the league, which followed a goalless draw with Rayo Vallecano away from home in La Liga.

Team News:

Getafe are likely to line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation against Athletic Bilbao. David Soria will be in goal for the visiting team and will have Jose Angel Carmona, Djene, Omar Alderete and Diego Rico in front of him in defence. Ilaix Moriba and Luis Milla will be the two holding midfielders. Mason Greenwood, Nemanja Maksimovic and Óscar Rodríguez will be the three attacking midfielders. Juan Latasa will lead the line for Getafe.

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao are one of the biggest and most historic clubs in Spain who tend to at least challenge for the European places in the La Liga table. Euskaldunak ended up as high as eighth in the La Liga table last season, and there is a very good chance that they could do something similar this time around.

Ernesto Valverde’s side are fifth in the La Liga table at the moment with 58 points from 33 matches. Athletic are six points behind Atletico Madrid, who occupy the final UEFA Champions League spot. There is a very good chance that the Basque giants could end up in the top four.

Athletic will head into the La Liga match against Getafe this week on the back of a 3-1 defeat to Atletico Madrid away from home in the league. It came after a 1-1 draw with Granada in front of their fans in La Liga which followed a 1-1 draw with Villarreal at home in the league.

Team News:

Unai Simon will be in goal for Athletic. Dani Vivian, Yeray, Aitor Paredes and Inigo Lekue will be the four defenders. Iñigo Ruiz de Galarreta and Beñat Prados will be the two holding midfielders. Nico Williams, Oihan Sancet and Inaki Williams will be the three playmakers. Gorka Guruzeta will lead the line for the visiting team.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Getafe have won 2 of their last 6 La Liga matches.
  • Getafe have conceded 45 goals in 33 La Liga matches.
  • Getafe have won 10 of their 33 La Liga matches this season,
  • Gorka Guruzeta has scored 14 goals and given 5 assists in 32 La Liga games for Athletic Bilbao this season.
  • Athletic Bilbao have won 2 and lost 2 of their last 6 La Liga games.

Conclusion

Neither Getafe nor Athletic Bilbao are in good form at the moment, and it is hard to see this particular La Liga match being a goal-fest and being too entertaining. Athletic may be the away team, but they are better and have better players. It is very likely that the visiting side will eke out a narrow win from this game.

Prediction: Athletic Bilbao to win 2-0

Best Odds: 8/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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