Mid-table competitions Valencia and Athletic Bilbao are set to lock horns in the previous fixtzre of their afternoon on Sunday evening at Estadio de Mestalla. It’ll be an essential affair that could well determine both groups’ fate in relation to their own ambitions of grabbing one of areas that contributes to European rivals next year.
Both teams climbed in shape in recent weeks. Valencia had a slow start to the season, but produced run of nine following outings with no defeat. The highly-improved defensive line has been the primary catalyst for such growth in form.
The Bats only surrendered one goal in past five games in all competitions. It arrived days past when they drew 1-1 away at Leganes. Marcelino’s guys also reached the last 16 round of European League rapping Scottish champions chased down 3-0 on aggregate.
Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao Head-to-head
Valencia are heavy favorites to assert spoils here when we want to judge from the head to head record in matches against the Lions.
The Bats won 17, brought 7 and dropped just 2 of past 26 home outings with Athletic Bilbao.
Valencia are unbeaten in past four clashes with all the Basques (2 wins and brings apiece).
Teams shared spoils in a goalless draw when they played with each other in this period of La Liga at late-October in San Mames.
Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction
The people were super meticulous in the rear of late. They go into this off the back of three consecutive clean sheets stored in games from Barcelona, Huesca and Eibar. They held powerful Barcelona into a goalless draw at San Mames before clinching narrow 1-0 wins over in-form Huesca along with Eibar sides.
Given both teams are extremely hard to break down lately, we must decide on the Under 2.5 goals FT since the primary gaming option in the chances of 1.57. Braver punters may back a goalless draw in the first half in 2.50 chances.
Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.57 (4/7)
Under 0.5 targets in the first half @ 2.50 (6/4).