VALLADOLID VS ATH BILBAO (Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips) / 05.05.2019

The season is just hotting up for these two sides with three games remaining. Valladolid are two points from safety and must register back-to-back home victories for just the second time this La Liga (LL) campaign to stand any chance of leaving the relegation zone, whilst Athletic Bilbao are looking to cling on to the final European position.
Only Girona have picked up fewer than Valladolid’s paltry 17-point haul here (W4, D5, L8), although five of those points were picked up across their last four games. Furthermore, an encouraging stat for Valladolid is that they have never been relegated in their first season in any of their prior seven promotions to the top-flight.
Valladolid manager Sergio has won just one of his six H2Hs with Bilbao (W1, D2, L3), notably, four of the last five such encounters ended with under 2.5 total goals. Moreover, Bilbao have failed to score more than one goal in eight of their last nine competitive away matches.
Picking up just 36% of their points on the road, Bilbao have registered just four away wins all season – although all four came against bottom-half opposition. Furthermore, Bilbao are prone to a late capitulation, conceding half of their second-half goals (14/28) after the 75th minute.
Players to watch: Enes Ünal has been directly involved in three goals in his last four Valladolid appearances, as well as three bookings from his last six matches.
Discounting own-goals, Iñaki Williams has been involved in Bilbao’s only two LL goals in their last 521 minutes of away football (one goal, one assist).
Stat attack: Valladolid have conceded the opener in five of their last six LL outings.
Both teams have scored in six of the last eight competitive H2Hs.
Bilbao are the worst-disciplined LL side based on ‘booking points’ (106 yellow cards, five red).

Head-to-head matches: VALLADOLID – ATH BILBAO
22.12.18 LL Ath Bilbao 1-1 Valladolid
06.09.18 CF Valladolid 1-3 Ath Bilbao
22.07.17 CF Ath Bilbao 1-2 Valladolid
25.07.15 CF Ath Bilbao 1-1 Valladolid
20.01.14 LL Ath Bilbao 4-2 Valladolid

VALLADOLID VS ATH BILBAO Betting tips we recommend:
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
Selection odds: 1,52
Bookmaker: LS Bet

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