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Granada CF vs Ath Bilbao Prediction & Betting tips
Sunday evening is the day: the last round of this season in LaLiga. Seasonal revelation Granada still has a chance at European football, although the Andalusians will have to deal with Athletic Bilbao at home.
PhD candidate Granada won 1-2 at Real Mallorca on Thursday evening, and can therefore still crown an excellent season with European football. If the Andalusians win their last game against Athletic Bilbao and Getafe and Valencia both lose points, then a place in the preliminary rounds of the Europa League is a fact. Trainer Diego Martinez: “We go full on Sunday afternoon for the win, and then we will see afterwards whether our result will be sufficient for seventh place in LaLiga.”
Anyway, this season is one with a golden edge for Granada, because the club has never achieved so many points before (53). Los Nazaries hold their own in both offensive and defensive terms. In addition, dead game situations have a secret weapon in the house. The Granada defenders are all very strong in the air, and helped their team this season with seven goals directly to five extra points.
Athletic Bilbao will face next season without European football, as seventh place is definitely out of reach after Thursday’s shameful 0-2 defeat. The Basques had by far the most ball possession in their own San Mames, but as usual they did not do enough with it. “The lack of offensive decisiveness is the main reason why we are not allowed to enter Europe,” said trainer Gaizka Garitano. There was indeed no word of that, because with only 41 goals, Los Leones are by far the least scoring team of the Spanish left row. The only striker who still manages to escape the attacking malaise is 33-year-old Raul Garcia, who is busy with his second youth with four goals in his last five games. At home against Leganes, however, he could not make the difference.
So there is nothing left for Athletic Bilbao to lick her wounds, hoping that they will be able to fulfill their European aspirations next season. The red and white want to end the season as well as possible, but I can imagine that Garitano will struggle to boost his team for this last game. The visitors will in any case have to do without first goalkeeper Unai Simon, who was sent off with a red card against Leganes. Second choice Iago Herrerin could look back on a reasonable match as a substitute, but he is not at all good with a large part of the Athletic Bilbao supporters. The keeper is scolded on social media almost daily by his own fans.
Granada CF vs Ath Bilbao head to head matches
05.03.20 CDR Granada CF Ath Bilbao 2 : 1
12.02.20 CDR Ath Bilbao Granada CF 1 : 0
01.12.19 LL Ath Bilbao Granada CF 2 : 0
26.02.17 LL Ath Bilbao Granada CF 3 : 1
21.09.16 LL Granada CF Ath Bilbao 1 : 2