The 2022-23 edition of La Liga is back with another round of matches this week as Athletic Bilbao take on Almería in a crucial clash at the Estadio San Memes on Friday.
Athletic Bilbao vs Almeria Preview
Almería are currently ranked 16th in the La Liga standings and have not been at their best this season so far. The newly introduced side suffered a 1-0 loss against Mallorca last week and will need to bounce back in this fixture.
Athletic Bilbao on the other hand are currently fourth in the league table and have been in excellent form so far. The Basque giants scored a crucial 3-2 win over Rio Vallecano in their previous game and will look to achieve a similar result this weekend.
Athletic Bilbao vs. Almeria head-to-head and key numbers
- Athletic Bilbao have an impressive record against Almeria and have won seven of the 13 matches played between the two teams, in contrast to Almeria’s three victories.
- After failing to win their first four La Liga games against Almería, Athletic Bilbao have defeated the team in seven of their last eight matches in the competition.
- Athletic Bilbao have an excellent home record against Almería in La Liga and have won their last four matches at San Memes as an away side.
- Almería have lost seven of their last eight matches against Basque sides in La Liga, their last win being against Real Sociedad in 2014.
- Athletic Bilbao have not won their last four La Liga matches played on Friday and thus have drawn each of their last three league games.
- Athletic Bilbao have scored 13 points from their six league games so far this season – their highest score at this stage of the competition in 29 years.
Athletic Bilbao vs Almeria Prediction
Athletic Bilbao have done well this season and have built a strong team over the past year. Players like Inaki Williams and Iker Munian have become senior members of the team and will need to prove their mettle this week.
Almería has struggled to return to the top flight and has finished their job for them this season. Athletic Bilbao are in better form at the moment and should be able to win this game.
forecast: Athletic Bilbao 3-1 Almeria
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Athletic Bilbao Vs Almeria Betting Tips
Tip 1: Results – Athletic Bilbao
Tip 2: Play to score more than 2.5 goals – Yes
Tip 3: Athletic Bilbao to Score First – Yes
Tip 4: Inaki Williams to Score – Yes