TIP OF THE DAY: Ath. Bilbao – Girona: Who will triumph in the duel between the two most pleasant surprises of La Liga?

On Monday, of course, the betting offer is somewhat weaker than it was in the past two days, and this time we have analyzed the last match of the 25th round of the Spanish La Liga, in which Bilbao will host Girona at their home ground. The start of the match between these two teams is scheduled for 9 PM.

Bilbao: Fantastic Performances at Home!

Last season, Bilbao finished in eighth place in the table, and certainly, their primary goals were not achieved, which for years have been about qualifying for the group stage of European competitions. As a reminder, for those who may not know, Athletic Bilbao is the third most successful club in Spain, as the team from the Basque Country has won the Spanish championship title eight times and has 23 Copa del Rey trophies to their name.

Regarding this season, the impression is that all fans of the club, which only Basques can play for, can be very satisfied. Currently, the pride of the Basque Country is in fifth place in the table, which at the end of the championship brings direct qualification to the Europa League. Athletic currently has only five points less than Atletico Madrid, who has played one more match. Therefore, if Ernesto Valverde’s men triumph in this duel against the formidable Girona, they will come within just two points of the fourth position, which, as is well known, brings qualification to the Champions League at the end of the season.

In the last five matches, Bilbao has achieved two victories, the same number of draws, and only one defeat, which was in an away game against Valencia with a score of 1:0. In the previous round, the former Spanish champions only drew in an away game against the bottom team Almeria, and that match, against all expectations, ended without goals.

When it comes to home performances, Bilbao has been playing really great at their stadium this season. In twelve home games, the team has achieved nine victories, two draws, and just one loss, interestingly in the first round against Real Madrid.

We must also remind of the club’s outstanding performances in the Copa del Rey, where in the first semi-final match, Ernesto Valverde’s squad achieved a significant triumph in an away game against the favored Atletico Madrid, ending the duel with a score of 0:1. It’s noteworthy that before this triumph in the first semi-final encounter, Athletic eliminated Barcelona in the quarterfinals with a score of 4:2, perhaps best illustrating how well Bilbao has played this season.

Girona: Can the Catalans Jeopardize Their Already Anticipated Champions League Spot?

From a team that finished mid-table last season, and not so long ago played in the Segunda Division, we have come to see Girona as a legitimate contender for the Spanish championship title, something that even the biggest optimists could not have foreseen at the start of the season. Currently, the team from Catalonia, owned by the famous “City Group,” is in second place in the table, six points behind the leader Real Madrid. If they win this duel, they will come within just three points of the La Liga table leader.

To be fair, in the last round, coach Michel’s men had a great opportunity to join the fight for the championship title on equal footing, but the biggest surprise of this year’s La Liga edition suffered a real debacle at Santiago Bernabeu. Real Madrid won that match quite comfortably with a more than convincing 4:0, and the impression is that the leader’s triumph could have been even more decisive.

This, of course, does not diminish the overall impression of the season so far, as it’s hard to imagine Girona doing better, especially in a season where their primary goal was to stay in the top league. In their last five matches, this team has achieved two victories, the same number of draws, and the aforementioned defeat in the last round.

Before that, Girona played a good match at home against Champions League round of 16 participant, Real Sociedad, but unfortunately, it ended without goals, with the observation that the home team had a goal unjustly disallowed in the middle of the first half.

In away games, coach Michel’s squad has played twelve matches and, along with Real Madrid, Girona is the best visitor in La Liga, having achieved eight victories, three draws, and only one defeat during this period.

Finally, the first duel between these two teams ended in a draw, with a score of 1:1, and both goals were seen in the second half of the game.

Our Betting Suggestions

It’s really not realistic for Girona to play at a very high level throughout the championship, and on top of that, Bilbao has been playing fantastically at home lately. Therefore, we recommend you to bet on a home win (fr 1), for which the betting shop Mozzartbet has prepared an odds of 1.94.

It seems that the pride of the Basque Country will start offensively towards Girona’s goal from the first minute, so we boldly recommend you to opt for the halftime/fulltime 1-1 bet, which Mozzartbet pays out at odds of 3.15.

Finally, perhaps the most realistic expectation is that this duel in the Basque Country will bring a lot of goals, so we suggest you focus on the over 2.5 goals market with an odds of 1.65 at Mozzartbet.

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