Athletic Bilbao vs Elche Predictions and Betting Tips
The 2021-22 edition of La Liga returns with another round of fixtures this weekend as Elche take on Athletic Bilbao in an important clash at the Estadio San Mames on Sunday.
Athletic Bilbao vs Elche Preview
Elche currently sit 15th in the La Liga table and have managed to improve after a poor start to the campaign. The visiting team suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of Valencia last month and have a point to prove going into this game.
Athletic Bilbao, on the other hand, currently sit eighth in the table and have exceeded expectations so far this season. The Basque giants were held to a 1-1 draw by Getafe in their previous game and will be looking to step it up a notch this weekend.
Head to head Athletic Bilbao vs Elche and key numbers
- Athletic Bilbao have a slight advantage over Elche and have won 19 of the 45 matches played between the two sides, compared to Elche’s 11 victories.
- Athletic Bilbao have a good recent record against Elche and have won two of their last four La Liga games against the opposing team.
- Elche have drawn 15 La Liga games against Athletic Bilbao – their most draws against a single opponent in the Spanish top flight.
- Athletic Bilbao have lost just one of their last 22 La Liga games against Elche at the San Mames and have been impressive against this particular opponent at the stadium.
- Elche have lost their last four games against teams from the Basque region and failed to find the back of the net in any of those games.
- Athletic Bilbao won at the San Mames and are unbeaten in their four home La Liga matches.
Athletic Bilbao vs Elche Prediction
Athletic Bilbao have been in impressive form in recent weeks and could potentially rise to the challenge of a place in Europe this year. The likes of Iker Muniain and Inaki Williams have been impressive so far and will be looking to make their mark this weekend.
Elche have effectively slipped away from the relegation zone this season but have their work cut out for them against a tough opponent. Athletic Bilbao are the best team on paper and should be able to win this game.
Prediction: Athletic Bilbao 2-0 Elche
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Athletic Bilbao vs Elche Betting Tips
Tip 1: Result – Athletic Bilbao
Tip 2: Game to have more than 2.5 goals – No
Tip 3: Athletic Bilbao to keep a clean sheet – Yes
Tip 4: Inaki Williams scores – Yes