Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao Preview, Tips and Odds

Valencia and Athletic Bilbao will meet at Mestalla Stadium on Wednesday for a game of the 33rd round in La Liga. Both sides are neighbors in the upper half of the standings, occupying 8th and 9th positions with the Bats holding 1 point lead over their next opponents from Bilbao. On Thursday Valencia announced the sacking of Albert Celades, with Voro Gonzalez taking charge on an interim basis until the rest of the season.

Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao Head to Head

Head to Head Last game Last games Last games home/away
Valencia Win 8 W/ 7 D/ 5 L 6 W/ 3 D/ 1 L
Athletic Bilbao Loss 5 W/ 7 D/ 8 L 1 W/ 3 D/ 6 L

Last game between the teams: 28.09.2019 La Liga: Athletic Bilbao – Valencia 0:1; Denis Cheryshev 27’
Last game at this venue: 03.03.2019 La Liga: Valencia – Athletic Bilbao 2:0 Rodrigo 49’, Kevin Gameiro 89’

Worth mentioning: Denis Cheryshev scored the only goal when the two teams met back in September 2019 for the first encounter for the season in La Liga. Valencia are undefeated in the previous six H2H clashes, recording four victories in the process. Athletic Bilbao failed to score in any of the last three matches between the sides. Only the most recent of the last nine games ended in a victory for the visiting teams. Just one of the last five encounters featured over 2,5 goals, while two witnessed goals at both ends.

Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao Stats

As of 29.06 Last game Last 10 games Last 5 games home/away
Valencia Loss 2 W/ 2 D/ 6 L 2 W/ 2 D/ 1 L
Athletic Bilbao Win 4 W/ 2 D/ 4 L 1 W/ 1 D/ 3 L

Last game Valencia: 28.06.2020 La Liga: Villarreal – Valencia 2:0; Paco Alcacer 14’, Gerard Moreno 44’
Top performers Valencia: Maximiliano Gomez 9 goals 2 assists, Daniel Parejo 8 goals 3 assists, Kevin Gameiro 5 goals 1 assist.
Next game Valencia: 04.07.2020 La Liga: Granada – Valencia
Last game Athletic Bilbao: 27.06.2020 La Liga: Athletic Bilbao – Mallorca 3:1; Raul Garcia 16’(penalty), Ohian Sancet 24’, Asier Villalibre 90’; Ante Budimir 70’(penalty)
Top performers Athletic Bilbao: Raul Garcia 11 goals 1 assist, Inaki Williams 6 goals, Iker Muniain 5 goals 2 assists.
Next game Athletic Bilbao: 05.07.2020 La Liga: Athletic Bilbao – Real Madrid

Last 10 games GF:GA Over 2.5 goals BTTS Clean sheets
Valencia 10-20 5 5 1
Athletic Bilbao 14-11 5 6 2

Worth mentioning: Valencia lost their trip to Villarreal, going 2:0 down on Sunday. The Bats won just one of the five matches since the restart in La Liga and are on a run of two back-to-back defeats. Valencia scored only in two of those games, and were limited to no goals in each of the three losses. Only one of the team’s last five outings produced over 2,5 goals, and also one saw both involved sides to score.
Athletic Bilbao won with 3:1 their Sunday meeting with Mallorca, having previously lost away to Barcelona. The defeat to the Catalans is the only one in Athletic’s last six encounters. Only one of the team’s last nine matches ended in a win for the visiting sides. Two of Athletic’s last five meetings featured over 2,5 goals, and three witnessed goals at both ends.

Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao News

Missing players Valencia: Mouctar Diakhaby, Cristiano Piccini and Ezequiel Garay are injured.
Missing players Athletic Bilbao: Benat is doubtful.

Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao Predictions

Draw – 3.00 @ bet365