Our betting experts at Ace Football preview the La Liga match between Granada and Athletic Bilbao. Keep reading to get the latest team news, stats and betting tips.
The spotlight is on both Granada and Athletic Bilbao, as both teams go looking to boost their points tally. They face each other on Sunday in the La Liga at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes.
Granada are 19th in the La Liga rankings with seven points after 15 matches played, whereas Athletic Bilbao rank fifth in La Liga with 28 points.
Team form: Granada vs Athletic Bilbao
In their previous three outings, Granada drew 1-1 with Getafe, before losing 3-1 against Deportivo Alaves and 2-0 against Real Madrid. Granada claimed just a single measly home win from a possible six in the La Liga, which also saw them drawing three and losing two matches, in which they scored 11 and conceded 13 goals.
Athletic Bilbao Form
Athletic Bilbao went unbeaten through their last three matches, which began with a 1-1 draw against Girona. A 4-0 win against Rayo Vallecano followed, before they beat CD Cayon by 0-3. Athletic Bilbao won twice, while also recording two draws and two defeats in their last six away matches in the La Liga. The scoreline from these matches says seven goals conceded and six scored.
Betting facts for Granada and Athletic Bilbao
Here are some fun facts that could come in handy when betting on the upcoming match between Granada and Athletic Bilbao. The facts are based on the data from matches played across all tournaments.
- Granada have conceded in the last 18 matches in a row
- Granada have not won the last 13 matches in a row
- Granada have scored in 22 of the last 23 home matches
- In the last 6 home matches in a row Granada played, both teams scored
- Granada have lost 6 of the last 7 matches
- In 14 of the last 16 Athletic Bilbao away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Athletic Bilbao have not lost 13 of the last 15 matches
- In 8 of the last 10 Athletic Bilbao matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In 5 of the last 6 matches Athletic Bilbao played, both teams scored
- In the last 3 away matches in a row Athletic Bilbao played, both teams scored
Players on top: Granada vs Athletic Bilbao
Looking at the market for a goalscorer, it seems a good idea to side with Myrto Uzuni, who is performing well for Granada. He found the back of the net twice in his most recent La Liga outings. He’ll be out to add more goals against Athletic Bilbao. The visitors will be looking to Inaki Williams to find the net once again, after managing three La Liga goals for Athletic Bilbao in recent matches.
Popular markets: Granada vs Athletic Bilbao
Granada have not lost to Athletic Bilbao in three consecutive home meetings. In all tournaments, Granada claimed all three points four times in their last 10 home matches, while also drawing three along the way. They endured defeat in three of the games in this run. Athletic Bilbao won five of their last 10 games away, drawing three and losing two in this series of matches. Athletic Bilbao didn’t lose any of their five most recent La Liga games.
Both teams to score
Surprisingly, Granada only scored the first goal of the match in two out of their last ten games. Athletic Bilbao scored the opening goal in six of the last ten away from home. Both teams have scored in the last six home games Granada played in La Liga. Athletic Bilbao should be able to score at least once this coming Sunday as Granada failed to keep a single clean sheet in those last 10 outings. Athletic Bilbao managed three clean sheets in their 10 most recent outings. Granada have scored in five consecutive home meetings with Athletic Bilbao.
Amazingly, Granada failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 15 La Liga matches. Over 2.5 goals happened in five of Granada’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They pulled off an average of one goal during this run. Over 2.5 goals came out in eight of the last 10 matches Athletic Bilbao played across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 2.2 goals themselves during this run.
Suggested bet: Granada vs Athletic Bilbao
In conclusion, the upcoming game between Granada and Athletic Bilbao seems like a decent betting opportunity. Considering the abovementioned stats and facts, we have come up with a betting suggestion for this La Liga match.