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Athletic Bilbao vs Getafe Prediction & Match Preview

 

Athletic Bilbao vs Getafe Prediction & Match Preview

Athletic Bilbao vs Getafe
Spain La Liga
Date: Monday, 25 January 2021
Kick-Off at 20.00 UK
Venue: San Mames Barria, Bilbao.

There will be fireworks when Athletic Club and Getafe face each other in the La Liga round 20. 

The Lions are brimming with confidence following the Super Cup triumph, but the game against los Azulones will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. 

The likes of Berchiche, Lopez, and Nolaskoain remain in the recovery room, while Villalibre, who found the net in the 3-2 win over Barcelona is pushing for a start.

Getafe, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Elche and Huesca. 

The capital club, on the other hand, have been showing signs of improvement of late, with the team beating both Elche and Huesca in the previous two league fixtures. 

Since the tired legs could prove to be a big problem for the hosts, share of spoils is on the cards at San Mames. Mollejo, Poveda, and Unal are all likely to miss the game with injuries for the visitors.

Athletic Bilbao vs Getafe Head-to-head

Teams Athletic Bilbao Getafe played so far 31 matches.
Athletic Bilbao won 10 direct matches. Getafe won 9 matches. 12 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.00 goals per Match.

Athletic Bilbao vs Getafe Prediction

Athletic Bilbao in actual season average scored 1.31 goals per match. In 7 (70.00%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 4 (40.00%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Getafe average scored 0.96 goals per match in season 2021. In 9 (69.23%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 7 (53.85%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Athletic will again be without the services of Peru Nolaskoain through injury, but Inigo Martinez should shake off a minor knock to feature at the heart of the defence.

Head coach Marcelino will make wholesale changes from the side that started against Ibiza in the Copa del Rey, with the likes of Iker Muniain, Raul Garcia, Inaki Williams and Oscar de Marcos all set to return.

Unai Simon will also be back between the sticks, while Dani Garcia and Unai Vencedor are likely to get the nod in the middle of the park, with Mikel Vesga expected to drop to the bench.

As for Getafe, Erick Cabaco and Mathias Olivera should have overcome knocks to start, but Enes Unal, Victor Mollejo and Cucho Hernandez are unlikely to be involved for the visitors.

Mauro Arambarri has overcome an adductor injury and should continue in midfield, while recent signings Alena and Kubo are again expected to feature in attacking positions for the visitors.

Head coach Bordalas has options for change in the final third of the field, but Jaime Mata should again get the nod over Angel despite the fact that the latter has more league goals to his name this term.

Athletic Bilbao possible starting lineup:
Simon; Capa, Alvarez, Martinez, Berchiche; De Marcos, Vencedor, D Garcia, Muniain; R Garcia, Williams

Getafe possible starting lineup:
Yanez; Suarez, Cabaco, Dakonam, Olivera; Arambarri, Maksimovic; Kubo, Alena, Cucurella; Mata


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