Villarreal - Athletic Bilbao Betting Preview: Why there should be goals at both ends

Our man in Spain Phil Kitromilides hit two La Liga winners over the weekend, and is backing neither side to keep a clean sheet this evening
Athletic Bilbao head to El Madrigal this evening for a potentially crucial game in the battle to secure the final Champions League spot. The Basques have held fourth for the majority of the season, and three points tonight against a direct rival would take them even closer to a return to the European elite.

Villarreal meanwhile, will be looking to halt something of a slide in form which has seen them win just one of their last five matches and are offered at 13/10 (2.30) by bet365 for the win tonight.

Athletic for their part can be backed at 21/10 (3.10) with the draw offered at 23/10 (3.30).

On the road it is fair to say that the side from Bilbao have been much weaker than at home, yet they are unbeaten in their last four away games and have been managing to score.

Indeed, they have netted in five of their last seven away fixtures in La Liga, and generally are good value to get on the scoresheet.

Similarly Villarreal are a side that like to attack, and while their form of late has not been the best they have had no problems scoring at home this season.

But while the Yellow Submarine are good going forward, they are liable to concede goals and just two clean sheets at home all season underlines their defensive weakness.

All this therefore make both teams to score the logical selection and the price of 8/11 (1.72) is just about big enough for us to consider for investment. This bet has paid out in seven of the last 10 meetings between the sides and should comfortably do so again tonight.

Both teams to score at 8/11 (1.72) for 3.0pts with bet365

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