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Getafe vs Ath Bilbao Prediction & Betting tips
The meeting between Getafe and Athletic Bilbao on Sunday afternoon in the Coliseum is a key duel in the battle for European football. The home club must win to maintain its fourth place, while visitors must also win to keep their European aspirations alive.
The battle for the fourth and final starting ticket for the Champions League is incredibly exciting. With eight rounds of play ahead, seasonal revelation Getafe with fourth place and 47 points still has everything in its own hands, but after three matches without victory, the Madrilenians feel the hot breath of Valencia and Seville (both 46 points) in their neck. The home game against Athletic Bilbao must therefore yield three points anyway.
That is not going to be easy, because Athletic Bilbao is a kind of anxiety giver for Getafe. Los Azulones have not been able to beat the Basques for more than six years. However, this is the best Getafe ever, and success trainer Jose Bordalas can have almost his entire selection. That is fairly unique, because Getafe has to miss one or more players almost every weekend due to a suspension because of its aggressive playing style. Opponents regularly complain about the in their eyes unsportsmanlike game of Getafe, although of course Bordalas and his players don’t care. Getafe simply does not have the money to attract purebred horses, so it has to take a different approach. That the small club makes it difficult for the Spanish elite is incredibly clever.
FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are of course of European top level, but all the other clubs from La Liga are extremely matched. You can see that in the Athletic Bilbao season. In the first half of the season, the Basques did not bother at all and even seemed to fear the very first relegation from club history. Los Leones started to spin in the second half of the season. Last Wednesday evening, Athletic Bilbao booked its third victory in a row, because thanks to a striking penalty by Iker Muniain in injury time, Levante was put aside 3-2. The red and white have now risen to eighth place and are only three points away from qualifying for European football.
With a bit of luck, Athletic Bilbao will still achieve its objective. This is largely due to the excellent work of trainer Gaizka Garitano, who took over from the fired Eduardo Berizzo in December last year. Since then, the Basques have only lost two of their sixteen league matches. Visiting Getafe. This Athletic Bilbao is therefore another team to be reckoned with, although the visitors have to do without Sunday taster Iker Muniain. Aritz Aduriz is a doubt, which means that Inaki Willams will probably be in the spot again. With its speed, it is a life-threatening weapon, especially in the transition.
Getafe vs Ath Bilbao head to head matches
25.11.18 LL Ath Bilbao Getafe 1 : 1
19.01.18 LL Getafe Ath Bilbao 2 : 2
20.08.17 LL Ath Bilbao Getafe 0 : 0
30.01.16 LL Getafe Ath Bilbao 0 : 1
13.09.15 LL Ath Bilbao Getafe 3 : 1