Elche vs Athletic Bilbao
Elche managed to escape relegation to the Segunda only due to the two victories in the last two stages of the previous edition of La Liga. One, the one from the last stage, came right against today's opponent. There are no major changes in the batch and it will be quite difficult for him to save himself again without reinforcements. Fran Escriba, who managed to save her, remained in charge. Lucas Boye, the scorer of the previous season, extended his loan from Torino.
Athletic Bilbao has been struggling in recent years to gain a European position, but always loses in the end. Now he understands in advance that there are no chances and he lost the last three games. He finished in tenth place. This is the value of the team and they have to understand that they can't do more if they don't bring valuable players. He did not bring important players this summer either. He has important team problems because a lot of players are injured. Beriche, Capa, Cordoba, Kodro, Nolaskoain and Paredes will be missing. Raul Garcia is suspended. Alejandro Berenguer is the most effective striker of the Basques.
It is a meeting between two suffering teams at the beginning of the season. I do not expect a match with many goals and that is why I propose a bet of the type under 2.5 goals.
Elche plays anti-football
I look at Elche's statistics and wonder what else they do in La Liga.
They finished in the rescue 17th place. But this was completely undeserved.
According to the xG points , they were exactly what should have fallen out. And as the last in the standings.
I have rarely met a more terrible team in the top leagues.
Judge for yourself.
Elche are both negative leaders and the least created and the most allowed goal positions against themselves.
They were the 5th weakest host and the 3rd weakest.
I tell you a complete tragedy.
And guess how they escaped?
Well, they got a new coach in January.
And the only thing he came up with was a strategy to draw the best at best.
Elche are runners-up in the draw at home with 8 of them.
For the new season, I expect them to be exactly the same product.
The reasons are that they continue with the same coach who is a fan of anti-football.
But I understand the man. Because "the material is bad."
When I mentioned the material, I saw that in addition to the mercenaries running away from this horror, Elche had allowed himself to spend 7 million euros for three players with such a small budget.
But guess what the two of them are? Well yes, defender and defensive midfielder. Sakun not to score goals.
The third is a striker. Which, however, was rented from them.
But he has scored 3 goals for his former club Torino. And here, only 2 for last season.
Athletic Bilbao is a timid guest
Now at this stadium will visit each other, who every season promise as babes, and in the end nothing happens.
Athletic Bilbao does not care what kind of hosts they were in their Basque country.
However, they are tragic guests.
They have only 3 away victories last season in La Liga.
And they are the third most limited team in creating goal positions.
And what do you think saves them?
Well yes. Only that they were the 4th visiting team with the most draws.
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Forecast for Elche - Athletic Bilbao
In total, over 70% of the meetings of these two teams, respectively as hosts and guests, were draws.
And the bookmaker dares to offer us his idea for only 30% such probability.
Well, there's no way I can miss the misjudgment.
The average bet amount for this football prediction.
Out of 10 such great proposals, we are looking for success in only 4 of them.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- Elche have won only 1 of their last 5 games: 1-2-2.
- Bilbao have lost only 1 of their last 5 games: 3-1-1.