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Elche vs Athletic Bilbao prediction, betting odds & free tips (22/05/2021)

The battle against relegation is still in full swing as the last round of La Liga approaches and one of the teams that are fighting for survival is Elche, who will host Athletic Bilbao on Saturday. If you want to know more about this match, check our detailed preview and betting tips.

Our top betting predictions and free tips for Elche vs Athletic Bilbao

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Elche to Win

The situation here is pretty simple – Elche needs to win to keep the hope of staying up alive, while Athletic Bilbao is going to finish in the middle of the table regardless of the result in the last game. With that in mind, our prediction is for Elche to win this match since they have a huge motive, which can’t be said for Bilbao.

Under 2.5 Total Goals

Since both teams average fewer than 2.5 goals per game (Elche 2.35, Athletic Bilbao 2.32), we feel that betting on under 2.5 total goals in this match is a smart move. That being said, it’s the last round and we often see more goals than usual in those game, but Elche still has a reason to fight, so they’re more likely to play hard and be careful. After all, six of the last eight La Liga matches for Elche have gone under 2.5 total goals, while the same is true for five of the last eight Athletic Bilbao games.

Both Teams to Score – No

Although both teams have scored in three of the last four h2h duels between Elche and Athletic Bilbao, their previous meeting this season ended in a 1-0 win for Bilbao. In addition to this, at least one team didn’t score in five of the last eight Elche games in the league, and the same is true for Athletic Bilbao as well. So, betting on at least one team not scoring seems like a reasonable prediction.

Elche vs Athletic Club preview: Elche fighting for survival

While the home team still has a chance to stay up if they get more points on the last day than Huesca, the away team is safe and sound in the middle of the table. So, let’s take a closer look at both teams.

Elche

The final match of the season is also the most important one for Elche in their fight for survival in La Liga, but not everything is in their hands. The team is tied with Huesca with a worse goal difference, so they need to get a result against Athletic Bilbao and hope for Huesca to slip up. Elche has been inconsistent in La Liga recently, with five losses, two wins, and one draw in the last eight matches. At least the team is almost completely healthy since only Mojica is out of the upcoming match.

Athletic Club

This season for Athletic Club has been somewhat successful, but also pretty disappointing at the same time. First of all, the team has reached the final of the Copa del Rey, but lost to Barcelona. Before that, they’ve also lost the postponed 2020 Copa del Rey final to Real Sociedad. In the league, Athletic has done ok by finishing in the middle of the table, but they failed to get a spot in some European competition. The team will also miss a few players for the last game, including Berchiche, Capa, Munain, Nolaskoain, and Zarraga.

Elche vs Athletic Club – The best odds and stats

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Spain Primera Liga
Elche
VS
Athletic Bilbao
May 22, 2021
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Elche vs Athletic Bilbao

icon Head to Head

03/01/21
Liga
Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao
1 - 0
Elche
Elche
22/01/20
SCdR
Elche
Elche
5 - 6
Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao
17/05/15
Liga
Elche
Elche
2 - 3
Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao
11/01/15
Liga
Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao
1 - 2
Elche
Elche

Elche

Last 5

16/05/21
Liga
Cadiz
Cadiz
1 - 3
Elche
Elche
11/05/21
Liga
Elche
Elche
0 - 2
CD Alaves
CD Alaves
07/05/21
Liga
Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad
2 - 0
Elche
Elche
01/05/21
Liga
Elche
Elche
0 - 1
Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid
24/04/21
Liga
Elche
Elche
1 - 0
Levante
Levante

Athletic Bilbao

Last 5

16/05/21
Liga
Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao
0 - 1
Real Madrid
Real Madrid
12/05/21
Liga
Huesca
Huesca
1 - 0
Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao
08/05/21
Liga
Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao
2 - 2
Osasuna
Osasuna
03/05/21
Liga
Sevilla
Sevilla
0 - 1
Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao
28/04/21
Liga
Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao
2 - 2
Valladolid
Valladolid

Frequently asked questions for Elche vs Athletic Club

Elche vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction

  • Who will host the game? Elche will host the game at¬†Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero in Elche.
  • What time will the game start? The match will start at 5 pm BST on Saturday, May 22nd.
  • Which team is the favourite? Elche is the favourite at 11/10¬†odds.