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Athletic Bilbao vs Real Valladolid Betting Tips - Home form to prove key for Bilbao

Hosts tipped to shut out blunt Valladolid attack at San Mames
Athletic Bilbao vs Real Valladolid
Athletic Bilbao are backed to keep up good home form against Real Valladolid in La Liga (Getty Images)

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Valladolid Betting Tips


Athletic Bilbao are attempting to snap out of a mini slump as they host struggling Real Valladolid in a La Liga fixture. San Mames has become a fortress for Bilbao lately and they are backed to claim the victory over the visitors.

Athletic Club Bilbao Form


Athletic Bilbao suffered a 1-0 defeat at Celta Vigo last time out in La Liga. They were frustrated by the hosts for much of the contest and failed to convert any of their five attempts on goal.

Los Leones have made a fortress of San Mames having already beaten Barcelona and Real Sociedad at home this season. With seven wins in their last nine home matches stretching back to last season, Gaizka Garitano's men are priced at 1.61 for a win on Sunday. 

Athletic Club Bilbao News


Athletic Bilbao will be without defender Yuri Berchiche who remains sidelined with injury. Inaki William’s is expected to lead the line with top scorer Raul Garcia providing support while Inigo Martinez and Yeray Alvarez should continue their solid partnership in central defence.

Gaizka Garitano
Athletic Bilbao coach Gaizka Garitano has led his side to seven wins in their last nine La Liga home matches (Getty Images)

Real Valladolid Form


Real Valladolid played out a 0-0 draw at home against Atletico Madrid in the previous La Liga fixture. They struggled to create goal scoring opportunities and could only record one attempt on target throughout the 90 minutes.

Sergio's men have found things difficult with just one win from their last seven La Liga fixtures. They have lost two of their last three away matches and are set at odds of 6.50 for an unlikely upset in Bilbao with a draw priced at 3.40.

Real Valladolid News


Real Valladolid will be without striker Sandro Ramirez who picked up a hamstring injury during the international break. The visitors are also without Javi Sanchez and Ruben Alcaraz but Sergi Guardiola is expected to lead the line despite scoring just once in his last six matches.

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Valladolid Head to Head 


Athletic Bilbao have a 16-10 advantage with 13 draws from 39 previous matches against Real Valladolid. Bilbao were held to a 1-1 draw in the corresponding fixture despite creating several chances and having more attempts on goal (5-2).

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Valladolid Betting Odds


Athletic Bilbao are favourites for the win at odds of 1.61 with a draw priced at 3.40 while a win for Real Valladolid is offered at 6.50. A home win to nil is set at odds of 2.20 on bet365 while Inaki Williams is backed at 5.00 to score the first goal with Raul Garcia valued at 7.00 in the same market.

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Valladolid Match Up 


Yeray Alvarez and Inigo Martinez have helped Athletic Bilbao to three clean sheets in their last four home matches and will be confident of shutting out the visitors. Inaki Williams will carry the attacking threat at the other end of the pitch alongside Raul Garcia, who has scored four goals this season.

Real Valladolid have attacking problems at the moment with Sandro Ramirez injured while Sergi Guardiola has failed to score in his last six matches. They are likely to struggle against Bilbao's solid defence.

Raul Garcia
Attacker Raul Garcia is Athletic Bilbao's top scorer this season and should play a key role for the hosts (Getty Images)

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Valladolid Stats


  • Athletic Bilbao have won 7 of their last 9 home matches (La Liga).
  • Athletic Bilbao have kept clean sheets in 3 of their last 4 home matches (La Liga).
  • Real Valladolid have lost 2 of their last 3 away matches (La Liga).
  • Real Valladolid have failed to score in 2 of their last 3 away matches (La Liga).


Where is Athletic Bilbao vs Real Valladolid?

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Valladolid will take place at San Mames Barria in Bilbao, Spain.

When is Athletic Bilbao vs Real Valladolid?

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Valladolid will kick off at 17.30 CET on Sunday 19 October 2019.

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Verdict

Athletic Bilbao have won seven of their last nine home matches. The Basque club are backed to secure a comfortable victory over an out of sorts Real Valladolid.

Best Bet: Athletic Bilbao Win @ 1.61 at bet365 - 3 Units
Value Bet: Athletic Win to Nil @ 2.30 at bet365 - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Athletic Win 2-0 @ 6.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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Athletic Bilbao's recent good run at home suffered a setback with a 1-1 draw against Real Valladolid. Despite taking the lead and creating good opportunities, Bilbao couldn't get over the line.
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