Monday offers a very interesting betting lineup, and this time we have analyzed the last match of the fourteenth round of the Spanish La Liga, in which Girona will host Athletic Bilbao at their stadium. The duel between these two teams is scheduled for 9 PM.
Girona: Unbelievably good performances at the start of the season!
First of all, the impression is that few could have anticipated before the start that Girona would play as well as they are at the moment, since the team from Catalonia is currently in second place on the table, just one point behind the leaders Real Madrid. Moreover, the royal club has played one more match, following their last night’s away win against Cadiz, which further means that Girona could regain the top position on the table if they win this match against the formidable Athletic Bilbao.
The club from Catalonia, for instance, finished last season in a fantastic tenth place on the table, with the observation that their survival was never in question. Survival in the top flight is indeed the primary goal this season as well, however, it seems that everyone in the club has suddenly increased their ambitions after these phenomenal performances at the start of the highest tier of Spanish football.
So far, Girona has played thirteen league matches and achieved an impressive eleven victories, one draw, and only one defeat, which was at their home stadium against Real Madrid with a score of 0:3. In the last round, coach Michel’s team, who is doing an incredible job, secured another victory, this time away against Rayo Vallecano, with the match in Vallecas ending 1:2.
Moreover, in their last six matches in all competitions, Girona has strung together the same number of victories, including five wins in the league and a triumph in the Spanish Copa del Rey away against San Roque, with a score of 1:2.
Regarding home matches, the currently second-placed team has played six games at their stadium, achieving five victories and only one loss, the aforementioned one against the royal club. Away from home, the Catalans also have an impressive record, with six wins and just one draw in seven matches, making them, along with Real Madrid, the best away team in La Liga, as both teams have collected nineteen points away from home.
Before the triumph in the last round away at Vallecano (1:2), Girona managed to defeat Osasuna away with a score of 2:4, despite the team from Pamplona leading twice. However, coach Michel’s players once again showed that they never give up and that they are not in second place on the table by accident, although, as we have already mentioned, this team will regain the top spot on the table if they win tonight.
Athletic Bilbao: The Basques Aim for a Return to the Europa League!
Athletic Bilbao finished last season in eighth place on the table, meaning the team failed to achieve its primary goal of qualifying for a European competition. In the end, the Basques were just two points short of seventh-placed Osasuna, who secured a spot in the Conference League. However, the team from Pamplona failed to reach the group stage, as they were eliminated in the qualifiers by Club Brugge.
It’s worth mentioning that Athletic Bilbao has won the league title eight times and has added to their trophy cabinet with 23 Copa del Rey titles, as well as three Super Cup trophies. Notably, the team from the Basque Country last won a trophy in this competition two years ago after a major triumph in the final against the favored Barcelona, in a fantastic match that ended 3:2. The hero of that encounter was Inaki Williams, who has been the mainstay of the Basque pride for years, and lately, he has been greatly aided by his brother, Nico Williams.
After thirteen matches played, Athletic Bilbao is in sixth place on the table, which at the end of the season would lead to qualification for the Europa League. So, all things considered, everyone in the club surely has plenty of reasons to be satisfied so far.
So far, Ernesto Valverde’s team, the former coach of Barcelona, has played thirteen league matches and achieved seven victories, three draws, and the same number of losses. In the last round, the team from the Basque Country celebrated a victory at home against Celta in a spectacular encounter that saw seven goals, with the final score being 4:3. Notably, the host secured the win after a penalty by Berenguer in the eighth minute of stoppage time.
Before that, Athletic Bilbao also celebrated a victory in a challenging away game against Villarreal, with a score of 2:3, so we can confidently say that the form of this team is on an upward trajectory. Away from home, the team from the Basque Country plays inconsistently, and in six away matches, the sixth-placed team on the table has achieved three victories, one draw, and two losses, those being against Barcelona and Real Sociedad, who are known for playing excellently on their home turf.
Finally, in the last head-to-head encounter between Girona and Athletic Bilbao, which was played in the Basque Country at the end of February this year, the Catalans won with a score of 2:3.
Our Betting Suggestions
What is particularly characteristic of both teams lately are matches with a high number of goals, so we advise you to try the over 3.5 goals bet, which the Mozzartbet bookmaker is paying with fantastic odds of 2.55.
When all is said and done, we believe that the host will not falter and will achieve another victory in the league, which will again bring the Catalans an incredible first place on the table, so we recommend you to play a home win (fr 1) with odds of 2.35 at Mozzartbet.
Finally, it’s very possible that both teams will score at least one goal in this match, which is why we suggest focusing on the both teams to score (gg) bet, for which Mozzartbet has prepared odds of 1.53.