Match Preview: Ath Bilbao 1-1 Eibar Predictions and Betting Tips 20.03.2021

Ath Bilbao – Eibar Predictions & Tips For Today, March 20, 2021.

League: SPAIN: LaLiga – Round 28
Match: 14:00 Ath Bilbao – Eibar
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.44
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 1:1 WON!!!

Match Preview

  • A fourth consecutive season without European football creeps ever closer for Athletic Bilbao after winning just one of their last five La Liga (LL) outings. At least goalscoring hasn’t been an issue in recent months though, as their 0-0 draw at Celta Vigo last time out was the first time in 2021 that Athletic were held scoreless in LL, albeit no clean sheet in five home league outings will be a concern.
  • Four LL games without defeat at Estadio San Mamés (W2, D2) at least places them well to become just the second home side on the day to win across the last eight H2Hs (W1, D4, L3). With all eight of those meetings either drawn or decided by a one-goal margin, Athletic’s stretch of five LL games with either one or no goals separating the teams looks set to continue.
  • Similarly, Eibar’s last seven away trips in LL competition have also resulted in either a 1-1 draw (x2) or a one-goal margin defeat (x5), with the hosts on the day holding a one-goal HT lead in four of those seven games.
  • The visitors sit inside the relegation zone after their poorest-ever 27-game points haul in a top-flight season, and have now failed to establish a HT lead in their last 18 LL fixtures at any venue (HT: D10, L8). However, having not suffered three consecutive LL defeats since the start of October 2020, and with the match favourite winning just two of Bilbao’s last five LL games, a point here would not surprise.
  • Players to watch: Athletic’s last strike came from Iker Muniain as he scored his fifth LL strike of the season, three of which came as his side’s first goalscorer. Similarily, all seven of Kike García’s goalscoring appearances – including the reverse fixture – saw him register Eibar’s first goal.
  • Hot stat: Both teams have scored in 15 of the last 20 LL matches involving either team.
Head-to-head matches: ATH BILBAO – EIBAR
27.09.20 LL Eibar Ath Bilbao 1 : 2
05.09.20 CF Ath Bilbao Eibar 2 : 2
17.06.20 LL Eibar Ath Bilbao 2 : 2
14.12.19 LL Ath Bilbao Eibar 0 : 0
15.11.19 CF Ath Bilbao Eibar 4 : 1