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Athletic Bilbao vs Elche betting tips: La Liga preview, predictions and odds

Athletic Bilbao vs Elche betting tips: La Liga preview, predictions and odds
Athletic Bilbao
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Elche CF
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Nunez, Unai
90'
90'
Josan
De Marcos, Oscar
Zarraga, Oier
88'
Villalibre, Asier
86'
Williams, Inaki
Villalibre, Asier
75'
Berenguer, Alex
Williams, Nicholas
75'
74'
Fidel
Piatti, Pablo
67'
Josan
Sancet, Oihan
Garcia, Raul
65'
Vesga, Mikel
Petxa, Alex
65'
61'
Carrillo, Guido
59'
Milla, Pere
Carrillo, Guido
59'
Marcone, Ivan
Guti, Rau00fal
58'
Morente, Tete
Josan
56'
Marcone, Ivan
Vesga, Mikel
50'
47'
Bigas, Pedro
Berenguer, Alex
32'
18'
Boye, Lucas
Ponce, Ezequiel

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The last four meetings between these two have produced just five goals, including a goalless draw in Elx in August. Athletic Club have lost just four of 17 home matches in all competitions this season. 

Under 2.5 goals is 4/5.

Athletic Club to win and both teams to score NO is 6/5.

Iñaki Williams is 10/3 to break the deadlock and 21/20 to score anytime.

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Match preview

Iker Muniain

BILBAO, SPAIN – AUGUST 20: Iker Muniain of Athletic Club reacts during the La Liga match between Athletic Club and Getafe at at San Mames Stadium on August 20, 2017 in Bilbao, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Can Athletic Club make a late charge up the table and gatecrash the European places?

Last time out, the Lions could only draw 1-1 with Getafe at home, courtesy of Yuri Berchiche’s equaliser.

This means Marcelino’s men have only won two of their last six games so remain eighth, four points below the potential European spots.

In the last 12 months, Athletic have been an amazing cup side, lifting last year’s Supercopa de España before reaching this season’s final.

Also, they appeared in a pair of Copa del Rey Finals last April before going out to Valencia in the Copa semi-finals last month.

Despite this, they still haven’t played in UEFA competition since 2017/18 and that needs to change and soon.

Elche meanwhile start the weekend 14th in the table and would be delighted if they finished anywhere near that position.

Francisco’s side lost 1-0 to Valencia a fortnight ago but, before this, had won five of their first ten matches in 2022.

Victories over Espanyol, Villarreal, Alavés, Rayo and Granada saw los Franjiverdes surge away from danger to they’re currently position which is six clear of the bottom three.

Thus, it won’t be easy but Athletic Club should still win at San Mamés.

Athletic Bilbao team news

Athletic Bilbao vs Elche betting tips: La Liga preview, predictions and odds

BARCELONA, SPAIN – January 25: Unai Núñez #3 of Athletic Bilbao in action during the Espanyol V Athletic Bilbao, La Liga regular season match at RCDE Stadium on January 25th 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Athletic are a bit short of centre-backs with Yeray Álvarez suspended, due to yellow card accumulation, while Iñigo Martínez is injured.

So Dani Vivian, who scored a bullet header in the recent Basque Derby, is likely to be partnered by Unai Núñez.

Up front, Iñaki Williams will continue to lead the line having now feature in 224 successive La Liga games.

Elche team news

Athletic Bilbao vs Elche betting tips: La Liga preview, predictions and odds

ELCHE, SPAIN – MAY 22: Lucas Boye of Elche CF celebrates after scoring their team’s first goal during the La Liga Santander match between Elche CF and Athletic Club at Estadio Martinez Valero on May 22, 2021 in Elche, Spain. A limited number of fans will be allowed into the stadium. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Johan Mojica was sent off in Elche’s defeat to Valencia so is suspended, meaning Lucas Olaza is likely to come in at left-back.

Lucas Boyé will remain their main goal threat, partnered by Ezequiel Ponce who’ll continue to get the nod over Guido Carrillo.

Athletic Bilbao vs Elche CF form
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Sevilla FC vs Athletic Bilbao - 1:0
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Athletic Bilbao vs CA Osasuna - 2:0
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Granada CF vs Athletic Bilbao - 1:0
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Athletic Bilbao vs Valencia CF - 0:0
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Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid - 2:0
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Elche CF vs Getafe CF - 3:1
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RC Celta de Vigo vs Elche CF - 1:0
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Elche CF vs Atletico Madrid - 0:2
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Cadiz CF vs Elche CF - 3:0
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Elche CF vs CA Osasuna - 1:1
Last 5 games for Athletic Bilbao
May 22, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Sevilla FC 1  - 0 Athletic Bilbao
May 15, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Athletic Bilbao 2  - 0 CA Osasuna
May 10, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Granada CF 1  - 0 Athletic Bilbao
May 7, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Athletic Bilbao 0  - 0 Valencia CF
April 30, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Athletic Bilbao 2  - 0 Atletico Madrid
Last 5 games for Elche CF
May 22, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Elche CF 3  - 1 Getafe CF
May 15, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 RC Celta de Vigo 1  - 0 Elche CF
May 11, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Elche CF 0  - 2 Atletico Madrid
May 7, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Cadiz CF 3  - 0 Elche CF
May 1, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Elche CF 1  - 1 CA Osasuna
Athletic Bilbao vs Elche CF LaLiga 21/22 form
Athletic Bilbao Elche CF
38 Matches played 38
14 Matches won 11
404 Goal attempts 296
154 Shots on goal 110
168 Shots off goal 129
224 Corner kicks 155
48% Average ball possession 47%
82 Shots blocked 57
91 Cards given 109
575 Free kicks 598
84 Offsides 72
6 Shots on post 4
6 Shots on bar 2
31 Goals by foot 32
9 Goals by head 7
43 Goals scored 40
36 Goals conceded 52
Athletic Bilbao vs Elche CF statistics for most recent head to head matches
Athletic Bilbao Elche CF
9 Matches 9
4 Home Matches 5
5 Away Matches 4
15 Total Goals 14
1.67 Average Goals Scored 1.56
3 Wins 2
2 Losses 3
4 Draws 4
Last 5 games & match results between Athletic Bilbao and Elche CF
April 3, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Athletic Bilbao 2  - 1 Elche CF
August 16, 2021 LaLiga 21/22 Elche CF 0  - 0 Athletic Bilbao
May 22, 2021 LaLiga 20/21 Elche CF 2  - 0 Athletic Bilbao
January 3, 2021 LaLiga 20/21 Athletic Bilbao 1  - 0 Elche CF
January 22, 2020 Copa del Rey 19/20 Elche CF 1  - 1 Athletic Bilbao

La Liga table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Athletic Bilbao 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Atletico Madrid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 CA Osasuna 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Cadiz CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Elche CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Espanyol Barcelona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 FC Barcelona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Getafe CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Girona FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Rayo Vallecano 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 RC Celta de Vigo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 RCD Mallorca 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Real Betis Seville 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Real Madrid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Real Sociedad San Sebastian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Real Valladolid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Sevilla FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 UD Almeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Valencia CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Villarreal CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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What time is kick off between Athletic Bilbao vs Elche CF?

12:00, Sunday 03 April 2022

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