Real Zaragoza-Athletic Bilbao Betting Preview: Back goals at both ends at La Romareda

With both sides in decent scoring form yet not boasting the the most solid of defences, our Spanish expert Phil Kitromilides believes neither will keep a clean sheet
With the sides above starting to put some distance between themselves and the relegation zone, Zaragoza know that a win against Athletic is an absolute must if they wish to remain outside the bottom three.

Manolo Jimenez's side produced a Lazarus-like resurrection at the end of last season to avoid the drop on the final day and BetVictor price a win for Zaragoza - which would give them a great chance of safety - at 9/10 (1.90).

Athletic for their part have had a disappointing campaign, but last week's triumph over Mallorca ensured their unbroken stay in the top flight will continue, and they can be backed at 33/10 (4.30) to record successive victories for the first time in over two months.
Yet there is one bet that stands out clearly here and that is backing both teams to score at 31/40 (1.78).

In Helder Postiga and Aritz Aduritz respectively the sides have two of the most prolific strikers in the division.

Powerful, good in the air and with an expert eye for goal, these two forwards are among the top scorers in the division, whilst playing for two sides who have endured difficult campaigns.

Zaragoza have scored in three of their last four games and seemed to have rediscovered their scoring touch, while Athletic have netted in nine of the last 11 matches.
This should had prove to be a winning selection, but those looking for some higher odds could try backing Zaragoza to score in both halves at 2/1 (3.00), with this having paid out in two of their last three games.

Both teams to score at 31/40 (1.78) with Bet Victor
Zaragoza to score in both halves at 2/1 (3.00) with Bet Victor

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV presenter in Madrid