Getafe vs Athletic Bilbao predictions for this Friday’s mid table battle in Spain’s La Liga.
At the midway stage of the season, few people would have predicted that newly promoted Getafe would be above regular European qualifiers Athletic Bilbao but that’s the situation heading into this game. Only a point separates the sides and they both form part of a congested mid-table.
Both sides should now be well free of any real relegation concerns following some encouraging results in recent weeks. Athletic have stopped the rot to relieve some of the pressure on their struggling boss José Ángel Ziganda. Getafe meanwhile would actually climb all the way above Sevilla and into 6th place with victory here so that’s real incentive for the side from the capital region.
The bookies are struggling to decide upon a favorite for this game. Athletic perhaps have marginally more quality still but they’ve not really shown it this season regularly enough and it’s hard to see them coming away from Getafe with maximum points.
The Basque giants may have only lost 1 of their last 11 competitive games but they have drawn as many matches as they’ve won over that period and still don’t totally convince going forward, with only 1.11 goals per game this term. Only six teams in La Liga have worse goal-scoring records than that.
They will be up against a Getafe side with an excellent home record. They average 1.9 points per home game this term, winning 60% of them. Only three teams can better their home points tally and that’s a fine achievement when you consider they’ve already hosted the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Villarreal, Valencia and Sevilla.
Getafe have managed to keep a clean sheet in all of their last four home games so there’s a strong chance they will shut out a shot-shy Athletic side. At the other end, they have ways they can get at the Basques and backing Getafe Draw No Bet could be worth considering here as the host look marginally the more likely victors, if there is to be one.
In the correct score market, going for a 1-0 Getafe win appeals. They’ve already picked up two home wins by that margin and with these sides boasting two of La Liga’s best seven defensive records, it’s likely to be a low-scoring game settled by a fine margin. Home advantage could just tilt it in Getafe’s favor.
Getafe earned a hard fought 0-0 draw at San Mames earlier this season. However they’d lost all of their previous 6 games against Athletic.
68% of Athletic games this term have seen fewer than 2.5 goals scored.
Getafe has a 50% home clean sheet ratio.
Athletics’ most common away score line is a 1-0 defeat (20% of their away league games this term).
We have describe below is the schedule and necessary information which, we have gathered regarding this match of La Liga for the people who loves the football and especially the fans of La Liga.
|Getafe vs Ath Bilbao|
|Match||Getafe vs Ath Bilbao|
|Date||19, January 2018|
|Location||Estadio Coliseum Alfonso Pérez|
|City||Getafe, Madrid, Spain|
|Time||04:00 PM ET|
As the two top teams of the La Liga will get down to face each other in the opener of the season on Friday. This information is to facilitate the viewers for that matter, we have collected some useful information and stats of both the teams before the start of the match, which will help you to analyze the situation of both the teams in this match.