Villarreal vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction and Betting Tips

By : Mahi

Villarreal will face Ernesto Valverde's Athletic Bilbao team in a crucial match at the Estadio el Madrigal on Saturday as the 2022–23 season of La Liga resumes with a new round of games.

After a promising start to the season, Athletic Bilbao has fallen to ninth position in the La Liga rankings.

The Basque team will need to win this game after losing by a slim margin of 1-0 to Real Betis the previous week.

On the other side, Villarreal is currently in fifth position in the league standings and has had a decent year thus far.

The Yellow Submarine must step it up this weekend after Valencia held them to a 1-1 draw in their last match.

Villarreal and Athletic Bilbao have recently played each other 47 times, with Villarreal winning 17 and Athletic Bilbao winning 15, respectively.

Villarreal's winless streak against Athletic Bilbao in La Liga has reached its lowest point in the club's history with eight games remaining.

Athletic Bilbao have gone undefeated in their past five La Liga road games after a stretch of 10 losses in 12 games versus Villarreal.

In their previous four meetings against Villarreal in La Liga, Athletic Bilbao has played to draws; only Real Madrid has a longer streak of this nature in the league.

In their previous eight La Liga home games, Villarreal have lost three times, matching the number of losses they had in the 23 games before this run.

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