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Getafe vs Ath Bilbao Prediction & Betting tips
We start the second half of the season in La Liga with the meeting between Getafe and Athletic Bilbao from next Friday in the Coliseum. The Madrilenians are doing great and hope to continue their strong series. The visitors from the Spanish Basque country have so far had a disappointing season, but have been catching up again in recent weeks.
PhD candidate Getafe has had a fantastic first half of the season. The Madrid team won 1-0 from Malaga last weekend thanks to a goal from defender Juan Cala, so they are currently firmly in the left row and even secretly dream. “Gaining 26 points in nineteen rounds is not easy,” says coach Jose Bordalas, the architect of the team. “However, we must not allow ourselves to be carried away by the euphoria, because two years ago we relegated in a similar situation. We must remain humble and continue to work hard. ”
The foundation of the current success lies in the rear, which this season only eighteen goals have to collect. Goalkeeper Vicente Guaita can therefore count on the interest of other clubs, especially the English Crystal Palace would like to incorporate the Spanish closing post. Bordalas is not worried, however: “Guaita has another contract and the board promised me not to sell it.” That is good news for the fans, who will be served at the Coliseum this season anyway. With nineteen points from ten home games, Getafe is the third-best home team of La Liga this season, only FC Barcelona, Valencia and Sevilla took home more points this season. Los Azulones play every game as if it were her last and are very difficult to beat by her work and fighting spirit.
Athletic Bilbao will look back with mixed feelings on the first half of the season. The Basques played 1-1 at Espanyol last weekend, resulting in 25 points from nineteen rounds. With that, Los Leones know their second-worst first half of the past decade. Still, there is room for optimism in the San Mames, as trainer Kuko Ziganda has been unbeaten in the row since the embarrassing cup breakout against third-divisioner Formentera. Ziganda: ‘We also showed against Espanyol that we are not easy to beat.’
Anyway, a club like Athletic Bilbao belongs both in terms of budget and player equipment in the Spanish subtop at home and not in the right row, as is the case now. The biggest problem is the lack of scoring power, because with only 21 league goals the Basques belong to one of the least scoring teams of La Liga. Goal thief Aritz Aduriz is with seven goals again this season the main goal source, while fellow-attackers like Raul Garcia and Inaki Williams with four goals actually score far too little. An extra attacker with scoring ability would certainly not be a luxury, although those in the Spanish Basque country are not up for grabs.
Getafe vs Ath Bilbao head to head matches
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
18.04.15 LL Ath Bilbao Getafe 4 : 0
29.11.14 LL Getafe Ath Bilbao 1 : 2