In tabular terms receives on Friday evening at the start of the 29th game day of the highest Spanish league, although only the twelfth current ninth. Nevertheless, the duel between Girona FC and Athletic Bilbao has a lot to offer, although their respective seasons have run counter to each other.
While the Blanquivermells even sniffed the Europa League in the first half of the season, but then at the turn of the year 13 competitive games remained without further victory and just caught in the last few weeks, the Leones from the Basque country were just in the first half of the season little to see. With four wins from the nine games of the second half of the season, however, Athletic Bilbao took a respectable sixth place in the second half of the season. So the momentum can be found in the Zuri-gorriak.
Football Betting Tips Girona vs Athletic Bilbao
It is all the more surprising that at Girona Vs. Athletic Bilbao the odds of bookmakers tend to tend towards the Catalan home side. Especially the meager performances in the local Estadi Municipal de Montilivi were the ones who have prevented more for the first-class club in the second year. For example, at Girona vs Athletic Bilbao it is inevitable that the Blanquivermells will win just two of their 14 home games in La Liga before their own fans. But: The Basques are considered as outward weak. Only two wins from 13 away games are in the Leones book. In the end, we decide on Girona Vs. Although Athletic Bilbao are in favor of tip 2, they inevitably have to secure it with a “draw no bet” because of the increased draw risk. Too many goals are not expected in this opening game of the 29th matchday anyway.
Girona – Statistics & Current Form
Girona FC’s undeniable advantage was a 2-1 away win at Real Madrid on 17 February 2019, when, after a series of 13 games in a row without a win, not only the free-fall was finally stopped, but even one of the best in the country could be forced to his knees. That this match has given the Gironistes lift, is also apparent from the following results. The team of Eusebio Sacristán in La Liga scored seven out of twelve possible points and even managed to win the Supercopa de Catalunya 1-0 against their big rivals FC Barcelona in between. Goal scorer was again the life insurance of the Catalans, the Uruguayan Cristhian Stuani, who has already scored 16 league goals in La Liga.
“We worked hard after a bad start. We have succeeded in changing the dynamics and stabilizing ourselves. But there are still many games ahead of us. We have to follow this line. ” – Eusebio Sacristán at MARCA
All the more relieved in the camp of Girona FC are that the striker returned to the squad just as unscathed after the international break as the rest. That the military hospital at the Blanquivermells has finally so much lightened, is one of the reasons for the upswing. But: with Johan Mojica (cruciate ligament rupture), Aday (meniscus) and one of the many City loans Douglas Luiz (muscle injury) are still missing three important players, while the Catalans should have been not too happy about it anyway because of the short preparation time, so to play again on Friday evening shortly after the recent international matches. At Girona vs Athletic Bilbao, the odds for a further point win the Blanquivermells are not too favorable, which is primarily due to the catastrophic home record. Only two wins from 14 home games in La Liga are clearly too few (six draws and defeats). Not too much speaks in this context that the troupe of Eusebio Sacristán after eight games in series without victory (four draws and four defeats) will again be able to retain the three points in the Estadi Municipal de Montilivi.
Best scorers in the league:
↪ Cristhian Stuani (16 goals)
↪ Portu (6 goals)
Expected formation of Girona:
↪ Bono – Muniesa – Juanpe – Alcalá – Porro – Pons – Granell – Garcia – Fernandez – Portu – Stuani
Last matches of Girona:
⚽ 16.03.2019 – CD Leganés vs. Girona 0-2 (La Liga)
⚽ 10.03.2019 – Girona vs. Valencia 2: 3 (La Liga)
⚽ 06.03.2019 – FC Barcelona vs. Girona 0: 1 (Supercopa de Catalunya)
⚽ 01.03.2019 – Rayo Vallecano Vs. Girona 0-2 (La Liga)
⚽ 25.02.2019 – Girona vs. Real Sociedad 0: 0 (La Liga)
Athletic Bilbao – Statistics & Current Form
After the first round did not go to the taste of President Josu Urrutia, was in early December with Gaizka Garitano the third coach used in 2018 at the Leones. After Ziganda had led the traditional club, which has won the Copa del Rey 23 times in addition to eight championships, last season only in 16th place and could prevent the threat of relegation until the last second, the descent continued under his successor Eduardo Berizzo since summer finally seamlessly. The sad reality for the proud Basques was now again relegation battle.
With Gaizka Garitano, however, the right man seems to have come at the right time, because among the native Basque, who fits perfectly into the philosophy of the team, only players with a Basque background to play, Athletic Bilbao has gradually climbed. Most recently, Zuri-gorriak defeated Atlético Madrid 2-0 at home before the international break, marking another milestone in the new era, which also saw them win 0-0 at Barcelona or even a 1-0 away win at Sevilla FC could be celebrated.
Although Coach Garitano has to renounce some injured players, but rumors about the potential return of one of the most famous sons of the Basque Country are now being overturned: Javi Martínez, for his return to his homeland, the Bayern star still in the context of his active career which could have been put into the hands of the 20 million euro. The player who reached the Europa League final in 2012 with Bilbao is likely to attract more participation in an international competition, which is why the Leones are all the more interested in even making it into the top six. In the case of Barcelona’s victory in the Copa del Rey, it could even be seventh for the Europa League. There are only three points behind. One more reason, at Girona Vs. Athletic Bilbao Tip 2 to give a slightly higher probability of occurrence.
Best scorers in the league:
↪ Inaki Williams (8 goals)
↪ Iker Muniain (6 goals)
Expected formation of Athletic Bilbao:
↪ Herrerín – Beriche – Álvarez – Núnez – de Marcos – D. García – San José – R. García – Muniain – Gómez – Williams
Last matches of Athletic Bilbao:
⚽ 21.03.2019 – Athletic Bilbao Vs. SD Eibar 3: 3 (Friendly Match)
⚽ 16.03.2019 – Athletic Bilbao Vs. Atletico Madrid 2: 0 (La Liga)
⚽ 08.03.2019 – Athletic Bilbao Vs. Espanyol Barcelona 1: 1 (La Liga)
⚽ 03.03.2019 – Valencia vs. Athletic Bilbao 2: 0 (La Liga)
⚽ 23.02.2019 – Athletic Bilbao Vs. SD Eibar 1-0 (La Liga)
Girona vs Athletic Bilbao Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
Because Girona FC was represented for the first time in the 2017/18 season in La Liga, while Athletic Bilbao since league formation in 1928 played continuously in league one, it has logically only three official games between the two teams. So far, it has always won the home team, which is why the Leones lead the “head to head” comparison after the 2-0 victory from the previous season and the 1-0 home win in the current season, the direct comparison. Meanwhile, the Blanquivermells have also won their home game against the Basques 2-0 last season but have lost much of their home form in the current season.
Girona vs Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips Analyzed
In the game between Girona and Athletic Bilbao in the prediction many different factors. On the one hand, the momentum is clearly to be found on the part of the Basques, who are back in sixth as the second half on the rise. On the other hand, the Blanquivermells survived the worst and were able to shake off their winless series in the meantime. In addition, the Catalans are with only two home victories from 14 games while the weakest home team of La Liga, however, Bilbao is in the distance with only two threes from 13 games also anything but away strong. Although the Basque lost only six of these games in six draws, many of these factors still make up the points division at Estadi Municipal de Montilivi.
Key Facts – Girona vs Athletic Bilbao tips
↪ In the previous three duels between the two teams has always won the home team without conceding
↪ Girona FC are considered to be home defeated and have won only two of the 14 home games in La Liga (six draws and six defeats)
↪ Athletic Bilbao are the sixth best team in the second half of the season and lost only two out of 14 games in La Liga since joining their coach in early December under Gaizka Garitano
Nevertheless, Tip draw is a rather shaky affair in this match, in which Athletic Bilbao in particular has a great opportunity to take another step towards returning to the Europa League, where the team also owns their own self-image. In the end, we decide on Girona Vs. Athletic Bilbao for tip 2, which we absolutely want to secure with the addition “Draw No Bet” to take out the eventuality of the draw.
Insider Tips: 2 (no draw no bet)