Valencia – Athletic Bilbao Free Betting Tips
Valencia is going through a less good period in Spain. The “bats” are only in ninth place in the championship and marked the first success of 2022 this weekend. Valencia – Athletic Bilbao is an extremely important match for the hosts, who aim to win the Spanish Cup.
As I mentioned, Valencia finally managed to win a game in 2022. The “Bats” played away, on the field of Mallorca. The guests coached by Bordalas Jimenez won 1-0 in the end. The only goal of the confrontation was scored by Gabriel Paulista, in the 4th minute. The Brazilian scored with a shot from 30 meters, which went into the opponent’s goal.
Previously, Valencia lost at home to Barcelona. The “Bats” lost 1-4, the biggest score difference in recent seasons. Aubameyang managed a hat trick in this duel, and the other goal of the Catalans was scored by Frankie De Jong. Carlos Soler scored in the 52nd minute for Valencia.
Also, the team from the south of Spain lost against Alaves, away, score 2-1. Loum and Joselu scored for the hosts, while the “bats” scored through Guedes, from the penalty spot.
Valencia is in 9th place in the standings, with 33 points after 26 matches.
In the Spanish Cup, Valencia reached the semifinals after four rounds. Bordalas’s team entered the competition in the third round, where they beat Arenteiro 3-1. Then, in the 16th round, Valencia defeated Cartagena 2-1.
In the eighth round of the Cup, Valencia beat Baleares 2-1 and the same score was repeated in the quarterfinals, when they played at home to Cadiz. The semi-final round with Athletic Bilbao ended in a draw, 1-1.
The Basques from Athletic Bilbao had a pretty good start to 2022, where they reached the final of the Spanish Super Cup, when they lost to Real Madrid. The Basques took revenge on the Spanish leader in the Spanish Cup and reached the semifinals. The Valencia – Athletic Bilbao duel is crucial for the guests, who hope to win a trophy at the end of the season.
Recently, Bilbao played with Barcelona and suffered the most drastic failure of the season: 4-0. The Catalans dominated the game copiously and opened the scoring through Aubameyang, in the 37th minute. Bilbao did not make a great second half and received three more goals in the end. Dembele increased the lead in the 73rd minute, and in the last minutes Luuk de Jong and Depay also scored.
Previously, Athletic Bilbao played exceptionally against the rival Real Sociedad and ticked the biggest success at home against rivals, score 4-0. All the goals of this confrontation were scored in the second half. Vivian, Snacet, Inaki Williams and Muniain scored the hosts’ goals.
At the same time, the Basques lost on the field of Mallorca, score 3-2, in the middle of February. Sevilla, Angel and Simon’s own goal brought goals for Mallorca, while Garcia and Berenguer scored for Bilbao.
Athletic Bilbao is next in the standings with Valencia, the Basques ranking 8th with 37 points.
In the Spanish Cup, Athletic Bilbao entered the round of 16 and beat Mancha 2-0. Then, one by one, Bilbao eliminated Barcelona and Real Madrid. Both matches were played in the Basque Country. Athletic beat Barcelona 3-2 after extra time in the round of 16 and Real Madrid 1-0 in the quarterfinals.
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE – Odds: 1.90