Eibar – Athletic Bilbao

Eibar hosts Athletic Bilbao in a match from the second round of the Spanish La Liga. We will give you our football predictions for this clash.


Eibar managed to start the new season in La Liga in a really good way by beating Malaga with 1-0 away from home. Most people expected that Malaga will start the new campaign with a win, but they were surprised by the well-organized team of Eibar. It was a terrific start of the new campaign for them.


Athletic Bilbao on the other hand started the new season with a 0-0 draw against Getafe at home. Getafe played a lot of time with ten men on the pitch, but even this didn’t help Athletic to win the clash. It was a dissapointment for The Basques, who are now trying to regroup after the manager Ernesto Valverde decided to join Barcelona.


Eibar will enter this match without the injured Anaitz Arbilla and Yoel Rodriguez, while Pedro Leon, Nano and Fran Rico are doubtful for the game.


As for Athletic Bilbao, The Basques can’t rely on the injured Oscar De Marcos and Yeray Alvarez. The good news come from the recovery of Ander Iturraspe, who is ready to return to the starting eleven of Athletic.


On theory Athletic should be a favourite to win this game, but Eibar’s start of the new season was more impressive. This showed us that Eibar did a good job during the summer, so maybe they will continue to rise against The Basques as well. Meanwhile Athletic are facing difficulties without Ernesto Valverde, so maybe they will need some more time to find themselves once again.


These were our football predictions for the match between Eibar and Athletic Bilbao. Are you ready with your pick for this one in La Liga?