Athletic Bilbao – Villarreal

Athletic Bilbao welcomes Villarreal in a match from the 12th round of the Spanish La Liga. Here are our football betting predictions for this game at the San Mames Barria.

Athletic didn’t start the new season in the best way possible. It seems that they still can’t recover after losing Ernesto Valverde to Barcelona in the summer. Right now The Basques are 15th in the La Liga with 11 points, having a record of three wins, two draws and six losses. Most certainly it’s not good enough for a club with Athletic’s ambitions. We can suppose that they will try to find a quick fix in the situation. Will we see it against Villarreal on Sunday evening?

Athletic’s current form is far from good as well. They are in an unpleasant run of three consecutive losses, recorded against Leganes, Barcelona and Celta. The Basques scored just one goal in these three matches, which is telling us a lot about their condition.

Villarreal on the other hand are in a much better position than their next opponent. The Yellow Submarine is 5th in the league standings with 20 points. The team’s record so far is six wins, two draws and three defeats. Villarreal are doing very well in the last five rounds, winning four games and losing two points only in the draw against Atletico in Madrid.

Athletic will be without the suspended Mikel Vesga, while Benat, Iker Muniain and Iker Undabarrene are injured for the game. The good news come from the returning of Oscar De Marcos.

Villarreal can’t rely on the injured Samu Castillejo, Leonardo Suarez, Ruben Semedo and Andres Fernandez, while Sergio Asenjo and Bruno Soriano are doubtful for the game.

These are our football betting predictions for the La Liga game between Athletic Bilbao and Villarreal. Villarreal are the favourite here, but have in mind that Athletic have the home ground advantage.