Athletic Bilbao are highly favoured to claim a win against Almeria, whom they face this coming Friday. In their current shape, a win at San Mames Barria seems to be the obvious outcome. Athletic Bilbao go into their encounter with fond memories, as they won 1-0 and 2-1 the last two times they played Almeria.
The hosts are currently fourth in the La Liga standings with 13 points after six rounds. Almeria are trailing behind them on four points, which makes them 16th in the rankings ahead of their next game.
Almeria will enter the match this coming Friday hoping to narrow the gap in the La Liga table and get closer to their opponents Athletic Bilbao. On the other hand, the favourites of this battle will try to bounce further off the teams below them and aim at the very top of the table.
Athletic Bilbao scored 14 goals, conceded six and fought their way to five clean sheets in their previous ten matches.
Almeria average one goals a game in their last ten outing, scoring a total of ten goals. They conceded an average of 1.6 per game, for a total of 16 goals, whilst keeping their opponents from scoring zero times.
Athletic Bilbao vs Almeria Prediction
Athletic Bilbao look back on their last three matches with six points to show from their efforts. Against Espanyol, they were left empty-handed in a 0-1 defeat, but they avenged themselves by beating Elche in a 1-4 win. They followed that up with a 3-2 win against Rayo Vallecano in their most recent outing. Athletic Bilbao claimed a middle-of-the-road three wins in their previous six matches on home soil in the La Liga. They also drew two and lost one, as they scored six and conceded three goals.
Not many people predicted Athletic Bilbao for medals, but if they keep producing results, they might spring a surprise on the league.
Almeria endured a tough spell in their last three matches, from which they have nothing to show. They were beaten 1-0 by Real Valladolid, before Osasuna ran out 0-1 winners. A third defeat on the trot followed against Mallorca, who came out 1-0 winners. Almeria didn't manage a single away win in their last six La Liga matches, but managed one draws, while suffering five defeats. They conceded ten and scored two goals themselves.
Few people saw Almeria at the fun end of the table this season, but they are displaying a great form right now.
Athletic Bilbao boast a decent form, and with Almeria finding things a bit tough away from home, this looks like a good opportunity to claim a win for the home side.
Athletic Bilbao vs Almeria Stats
- Athletic Bilbao have not lost 19 of the last 21 home matches
- Athletic Bilbao have not lost 12 of the last 14 matches
- Athletic Bilbao have scored in 11 of the last 13 matches
- Athletic Bilbao have won 4 of the last 5 matches
- Athletic Bilbao have scored in 6 of the last 8 home matches
- Almeria have conceded in 13 of the last 15 matches
- Almeria have not won 8 of the last 10 matches
- Almeria have scored in 9 of the last 11 away matches
- Almeria have lost the last 3 matches in a row
- Almeria have conceded in the last 6 away matches in a row
Athletic Bilbao vs Almeria Team News
At the time of writing, Athletic Bilbao have four players on their injured and absent list as they prepare to meet Almeria this coming Friday.
Daniel Vivian, Julen Agirrezabala, Yuri Berchiche and Mikel Balenziaga nurses various injuries and won't take part for Athletic Bilbao against Almeria at San Mames Barria.
Apparently, Almeria have just two players on the injured and absent list, as they prepare for their match on Friday.
Names like Cesar de la Hoz and Alex Centelles most likely won't be deemed fit enough to play Athletic Bilbao.
Athletic Bilbao vs Almeria H2H
Athletic Bilbao beat Almeria in their last two meetings, as they followed up a 1-0 win with a 2-1 victory. Athletic Bilbao enjoy a good 7-1-2 advantage against Almeria, and the bookies best betting odds on a home win are at 1.36.
Athletic Bilbao vs Almeria Results
Entertainment seems close to guaranteed when Athletic Bilbao welcome Almeria as over 2.5 goals came out a winning bet seven times in ten matches. Over 2.5 goals is best priced at odds of 1.72 with the bookies on Friday.
Athletic Bilbao vs Almeria Betting Tips
Umar Sadiq shows decent form right now for Almeria, as he scored two goals in his last six games in the La Liga. The visitors need more from him, though, when facing Athletic Bilbao, who are strong favourites this coming Friday. Siding with Alex Berenguer also look a nice prospect as he scored three goals in his last six La Liga matches.
Athletic Bilbao claimed five wins in the previous 10 matches at home across all tournaments, as well as drawing four and losing one. Almeria won three of their last 10 away games, as they also drew four and lost three of these matches. Whereas Almeria scored the opening goal in four of their last 10 away games, Athletic Bilbao scored the first goal five times in 10 at San Mames Barria.
Both teams to score was a winning bet seven times in the last ten encounters between these two rivals, while at least four goals happened five times. Athletic Bilbao managed an average of 2.3 goals, while Almeria averaged one goal a game. Over 2.5 goals was a winning bet in five of Athletic Bilbao’s past ten matches across all tournaments. They scored 1.8 goals on average along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in four of the visitor's last ten games this season. On average, they scored 0.9 times in those matches.