Match Preview: Ath Bilbao 0-1 Valencia Prediction and Betting Tips | LaLiga

Ath Bilbao – Valencia betting tips for today, September 27, 2019

Kick-off: 12:00 Ath Bilbao – Valencia
Football: SPAIN: LaLiga – Round 7
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.50
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 0:1 LOST

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One of just two unbeaten La Liga (LL) sides and alternating between wins and draws after sharing the points at Leganés midweek, Athletic Bilbao (W3, D3) are enjoying their best points start to a season (without defeat) since 1993/94. With a league-low of two goals against, defence has been the basis of Bilbao’s success so far.
Bilbao are perfect at home so far with three straight LL wins ‘to nil’, meaning the club are now unbeaten in almost exactly a year at the San Mamés in LL (W11, D6). Indeed, eight of Bilbao’s wins in that run saw them keep out the opposition, while no opponent has scored against them in the opening 44 minutes in the last eight league games here.
Winners of just one game this LL campaign and without a win at Bilbao since 2012, Valencia are unbeaten at home but have lost both of their away league games. Both of those road trips saw Valencia concede within 15 minutes of the start and both home and away combined, no LL side has a worse goal difference in the 0-15th minute period (0:4).
Perhaps providing a good indicator of how the game could pan out, five of Valencia’s six league games this season have seen the half-time score mirror the full-time result – as have five of Bilbao’s games.
Players to watch: Bilbao’s Raúl García has four goals this season and six career strikes versus Valencia. Meanwhile, Dani Parejo has converted three penalties this season for Valencia and has three career goals versus Bilbao, all of which came from deadball situations.
Stat attack: Only one of the last 16 competitive H2Hs has been won by the away side on the day.
Ten of Bilbao’s last 11 LL games have produced under 2.5 goals.
Valencia last drew 0-0 away from home 28 competitive games ago – that was against Bilbao!