Athletic Bilbao was long without a win
The performance of Athletic Bilbao this season provokes a lot of mixed feelings.
On the one hand, they had, as always, ambitions for Euro tournaments.
On the other hand, once again it turned out that it does not work if you rely only on households.
They even changed the mentor. And Marcelino took the lead. Who has a reputation as one of the best Spanish coaches.
With it, they immediately won the Super Cup in the competition of Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Although my opinion is that the two greats in this year's format did not want it.
But anyway, she is already in the window of the Basque team.
However, 2 months or a total of 8 matches Athletic Bilbao were without a win. Among these are two lost finals for the King's Cup.
Until this Saturday, when they beat Atletico Madrid.
There is also some consolation that they are a household force. As 8 of their 10 victories for the season in La Liga are at home.
Valladolid draws a lot
Valladolid are fighting for survival in the Primera Division.
And there can be nothing else since they have only 5 championship victories for the season so far.
Interestingly, they have as many as 14 draws so far.
This is due to the usual combination of weak attack and decent defense.
Which can often rely on the lack of a day of the opponents.
Forecast for Bilbao - Valladolid
The situation around the forecast for this match is as follows.
In fact, before their surprise victory over Atletico Madrid, I had completely written off the team of Athletic Bilbao.
And I counted them in the playoff column.
Of course, I still have some doubts.
Because I admit that this eruption was more an expression of historical enmity with the Madrid teams, which often steal their talents.
On the other hand, without being fully aware of their relationship with today's opponent, I noticed that the first game of the season ended 2-1 for Valladolid.
And in general in the last 5 clashes between the two teams Valladolid have 2 draws and 2 wins.
The owner of the guests is the Ronaldo phenomenon.
And if nothing else, at least I'm sure he has some influence among the Spanish football people.
If this match is Fair Play and if Bilbao are really motivated, the home victory should not be in doubt.
And therefore to miss a bet on the sign "1" of this odds.
However, I will choose a sign in the direction of Valladolid and I do not want to admit why. Let's see.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- Bilbao have won just 1 of their last 9 games: 1-5-3.
- Bilbao is in a series of 5 draws of the First / Final in La Liga.
- Bilbao is in a series of 7 homeless games in the league: 3-4-0.
- Valladolid have not won in their last 6 games: 0-4-2.
- Valladolid have not won in their last 9 away games: 0-7-2.
- Valladolid have lost just 1 of their last 6 games with Bilbao: 2-3-1.
- He has under 2.5 goals in Bilbao's last 5 La Liga games, as well as in his last 6 league visits to Valladolid.