25th January 2021 – 21:00, Estadio San Mames, Bilbao
The La Liga 20th round is going to be wrapped up with the Monday evening clash between Athletic Bilbao and Getafe. The hosts want to continue with excellent performances, while the away side is looking forward to remaining undefeated.
Athletic Bilbao vs Getafe Match Preview & Team News
Athletic Bilbao doesn’t enjoy their La Liga campaign very much. However, the latest developments could give them a massive boost of confidence. The home side lifted the Super Cup trophy, while they were also successful in the Copa del Rey. Nobody saw them among contenders for the Super Cup glory, especially when the draw saw them facing Real Madrid in the semi-finals. However, Marcelino Garcia Toral’s side celebrated a 2:1 victory and booked the clash against another Spanish giant, Barcelona. Again, they were huge underdogs, especially since Barcelona struggles this season, and winning this competition would lift their confidence. Nevertheless, Inaki Williams and the lads showed their character, and after equalizing in the 90th minute, they fought the victory in the extra time. The hosts should take advantage of this positive momentum to improve their La Liga standings. They are currently in 13th place, being only four points ahead of the relegation zone. They have been playing pretty decently at the home ground, and if they keep up the pace, they will escape from the danger zone.
After the elimination from the Copa del Rey, Getafe booked two very important victories in La Liga. The visitors beat Elche on the road and picked up another three points against Huesca on their soil. These two wins saw them advancing to the 11th spot, and they are two points ahead of their upcoming rivals. Joseph Bordalas Jimenez’s side plays very disciplined football this season. Although they have lots of difficulties in converting chances into goals, Getafe is one of the best defensive teams in the league. Nemanja Maksimovic and the lads also improved their away performances lately, as they managed to get back home with two wins from the previous three outings. The visitors want to continue the winning streak and go to the top half of the table.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
It is going to be a very tight clash, as both sides have been playing well lately. However, we believe Athletic Bilbao is a slight favorite, and the hosts should secure all three points from this one.
Goals Market Prediction
The home side hasn’t been too efficient this season, while the visitors have been involved in many inefficient matches this season. Therefore, this game should remain under a 2.5 margin, just like their previous five head to head clashes.
Athletic Bilbao vs Getafe
Athletic Bilbao to win @ 2.30
Under 2.5 FT @ 1.40
Correct score 1:0 @ 5.50