Athletic Bilbao vs Real Valladolid Match Info
Match date: 20th October 2019
Kick-Off: 5:30 pm
Stadium: San Mames Barria, Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao vs Real Valladolid Head to Head Record
Last 3 meetings:
5 May 2019 Real Valladolid 1 – 0 Athletic Bilbao
22 Dec 2018 Athletic Bilbao 1 – 1 Real Valladolid
22 Jul 2017 Athletic Bilbao 1 – 2 Real Valladolid
Matches played: 39
Athletic Bilbao wins: 16
Real Valladolid wins: 10
Athletic Bilbao vs Real Valladolid Stats
- Athletic Bilbao dropped their top 6 spot with two losses ahead of the break
- Real Valladolid proved themselves tough to beat but still have to escape the danger zone
- Pucela bagged four points in two head-to-head clashes last term
Athletic Bilbao vs Real Valladolid Preview
Athletic Bilbao earned nine points in their first three home outings this term and based their success early in the new campaign on such displays. However, they’ve seen the streak ended by Valencia (0-1) and failed to bounce on their trip to Vigo (1-0), now hosting Valladolid for their Matchday 9 clash desperate for a way back to the winning ways.
Los Leones beat Barcelona (1-0), Real Sociedad (2-0), and Deportivo Alaves (2-0) in three outings at San Mames Barria, making it tough for the rivals to create chances let along convert them. Gaizka Garitano will now want more of the same and we expect his men very motivated to deliver.
Real Valladolid have proven themselves as a tough side to outgun lately and we’ve seen them earn five points in their last three outings – as they shared the spoils with Granada (1-1), Atletico Madrid (0-0), and beat Espanyol (0-2) along the way. They will now hope for a similar upset in Bilbao but we feel their unbeaten streak could be coming to an end.
Indeed, Pucela have struggled for such defensive stability on the road and we have seen them suffer losses at Levante (2-0 in August) and Villarreal (2-0 in September) beforehand. They will now need more and we don’t really see them up to the challenge on the day.
We thus hope to see Athletic Bilbao turn another very narrow contest in front of the home fans their way and we’ll now stick with the Home win at 7/10 with William Hill, hoping to see them use the break to a good cause and end the unwanted streak here.
That being said, we feel Los Leones will have to base such success on a tough defensive display before anything else. We’ll thus also go for them to keep a clean sheet, which comes at 5/6 with Paddy Power and looks like great value for those keeping faith they can bag the points.
Athletic Bilbao vs Real Valladolid Betting Tips
Athletic Bilbao to win @ 7/10 with William Hill
Athletic Bilbao to keep a clean sheet@ 5/6 with Paddy Power
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