Villarreal vs Athletic Bilbao – La Liga: On the only match of this Monday in Spain
Counting towards La Liga’s 31st round, the local side Villarreal and the visiting side Athletic Bilbao face off at the El Madrigal Stadium,
in what will be the 2nd meeting between the two teams on the season, after the previous encounter that finished with a 1-1 draw.
The home side comes into this match making a positive season so far domestically, being in 5th place of La Liga with 47 points,
that way being on the qualification zone for next season’s Europa League, although they still have a lot to work until the end, since they have a lot of competition for that objective.
The team is coming off a period of some alternation in terms of results more recently, having 3 losses and 2 wins on their last 5 matches.
As for the visiting side, they come into this round making a campaign well below the expectations so far, being only on the bottom half of the league table,
and practically no longer having any chance of renewing their qualification for the European competitions, in what should be one of the worst seasons in recent years for them.
The team is in fact coming off a poor streak of results, winning only 1 of their last 7 matches, with their record away from home being even worse, with the team not winning away from home in the league since December 22nd.
Villarreal vs Athletic Bilbao – Betting Tip and Prediction:
I believe that this will be a close match between the two sides, namely during the first half, with both defences being stronger than the attacks,
which should result in a warmer first half, without many opportunities, which leads me into believing that, at half-time, the match could still be tied at 0-0.
|Over 1 Goal – 1st Half||