Athletic Bilbao hosts Eibar at the San Mames Barria in a match from the 17th round of La Liga

Athletic Bilbao hosts Eibar at the San Mames Barria in a match from the 17th round of La Liga. In our free La Liga predictions we will have a look at this game in the Basque capital.


Athletic Bilbao are having a solid season so far. Right now they are 6th in the league with 26 points, just one point behind their biggest rival Real Sociedad and the Top 4. With this way of performance Athletic could even dream for a Champions League qualification. They are pretty good so far.


The Basques enjoyed a run of three consecutive wins in La Liga before their 2-3 visit to Real Betis in the previous round. Inaki Williams from a penalty kick and Yuri scored for the visitors, but before this the hosts managed to score three times in Unai Simon’s net.


Athletic can’t use some of their players for this match. Iker Muniain, Aritz Aduriz, Oscar De Marcos and Cristian Ganea are all missing this game because of injuries.


Eibar could use some points right now. At the moment they are 16th in the league with 15 points, just two points above the 18th Celta and the danger zone. But in terms of current form, they are not doing very well – four losses in their last four games.


Last week Eibar hosted Getafe and suffered a 0-1 defeat at the Ipurua. Angel scored the only goal in the game in the middle of the second half. Eibar’s manager Mendilibar tried to change something, but his substitutions didn’t lead to anything.


In their next game Eibar can’t use the Chilean veteran Fabian Orellana who got sent off against Getafe. Meanwhile Sergio Alvarez is injured.


That’s our free La Liga predictions for the match between Athletic Bilbao and Eibar on Saturday. The Basques are entering this game as huge favourites. Are we going to see any surprises here?