Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao Odds & Info
|Game||Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao|
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 1, 2020, 1:30 PM (EDT)|
Mestalla Stadium Valencia, Spain
Valencia +155 O/U 2.5
Valencia looks to snap a two-match losing streak when hosting Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday in a La Liga showdown. Valencia dropped to eighth place in the Top Flite Spanish league following a 2-0 loss on the road against Villarreal. Valencia has not scored a goal in each of its last two fixtures and in three of its last four, as the club tumbles down the standings while losing its grasp on qualifying for play in Europe.
Over its last five matches played, Valencia has one victory, one draw and three losses. The offense has produced three goals, while the back line and goalkeepers have given up 7 goals during the same stretch of five fixtures. Valencia has been held scoreless in three of its last four matches. Maxi Gomez is the leading goal scorer for Valencia with nine, while Dani Parejo has scored eight. Rodrigo is the assist leader for Valencia with seven.
Athletic Bilbao is in ninth place with a record of 11-12-9 on 45 points and can pass Valencia with a victory or draw on Wednesday. Bilbao was victorious in its last outing with a 3-1 victory over Mallorca. Raul Garcia started the scoring for Athletic by converting from the spot in the 16th minute, while Oihan Sancet scored in the 24th minute and Asier Villalibre completed the scoring for Athletic in the 90th minute. Athletic Bilbao had 12 shots with six on goal, while the defense gave up 14 shots but just two were on target.
Athletic Bilbao has two victories, two draws and one loss across its most recent five fixtures in La Liga. Over that stretch, Athletic has scored 7 goals while its back line and goalkeepers have allowed five goals. Overall this season, Athletic has scored 36 goals and allowed 28. Raul Garcia is the leading goal scorer for Bilbao with 11, while Ander Capa and Unai lopez are the assists leaders with four apiece.
Free Soccer Pick:
In the first match of the season between the two La Liga rivals, Valencia defeated Athletic 1-0 on the road. However, Valencia's offense has disappeared over the last four matches scoring just one goal during that span while Valencia has been shutout in each of the last two fixtures and three of the last four. Both Valencia and Athletic Bilbao are averaging just over one goal per match this season making the UNDER the pick here. Final Score Prediction, Athletic Bilbao to win 1-0 (UNDER)