Valencia CF will be looking to take care of business at home when they host visiting Athletic Bilbao in their round of 33 showdown on Wednesday. With Valencia looking to snap a two-game skid and Athletic looking to extend their winning ways, let’s find out which team is offering the best betting value in this pairing so you can make your bets against their LaLiga odds.
La Liga Betting Predictions – Athletic Bilbao Vs Valencia
Why Bet On Valencia
Valencia is sitting in eighth place in the LaLiga standings with 46 points that have come on 41 goals scored and 46 goals allowed (-5). The bad news is that Valencia has dropped two straight and three of their last four including a humbling 2-0 shutout loss against Villarreal on Sunday. Former Valencia forward Paco Alcacer and Greald Moreno scored for Villarreal in the win. Maxi Gomez has scored a team-high nine goals in 27 matches while Dani Parejo has added eight goals in 30 matches. Valencia has gone 9-7 SU at home this season while also going an impressive 10-4-2 ATS and 5-11 O/U at home.
Why Bet On Athletic Bilbao
Athletic is sitting in ninth place in LaLiga standings with 45 points that have come on 36 goals scored and 26 goals allowed (+8). Athletic has gone 2-0-1 in their last three games while going 4-2-1 over their last seven games, following a three-game losing streak. Raul Garcia has scored a team-high 11 goals in 30 matches while Inaki Williams has added six goals in 32 matches. Athletic has gone a dismal 2-8-6 SU on the road this season while also going 8-6-2 ATS and 7-6-3 O/U away from home.
General Match Info Athletic Bilbao (11-12-9) vs Valencia CF (12-10-10)
- When: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 1:30 PM ET
- Where: Estadio de Mestalia
- Athletic Bilbao Vs Valencia Live: beIN
- Money Lines: Valencia CF -110 / Athletic Bilbao +320 / Draw +200
Expert Analysis and Prediction
While Valencia has gone 3-2-0 in their last five meetings against Athletic, right now, I just don’t believe Valencia has enough offensive firepower to keep pace with an Athletic squad that is the far better defensive club in this affair, having allowed 18 fewer goals this season.
Valencia is struggling at the worst possible time while Athletic has picked up their play over the last couple of weeks. I’m feeling an upset brewing in this one which is why I’m going with Athletic Bilbao to get it done despite being on the road in this matchup.
Pick: Athletic 2 Valencia 1