LionsBet Preview: Athletic Bilbao v Eibar: Expect few goals in the first-half

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Both sides have not been impressive lately in front of goal and is likely to continue in this Basque derby

Athletic Bilbao welcome Eibar to San Mames for their Spanish Primera Division outing on Friday night.

After three consecutive stalemates, Jose Angel Ziganda’s men will be expected to go all out against their visitors in their quest to secure the maximum points in the duel.

They boast of superior stats on head to head having won four of their previous meetings with Jose Luis Mendilibar’s charges.

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Though their home record has not been fantastic after winning just once in their last five outings, LionsBet has backed them at (1.85) to win the tie.

Both sides have met nine times and three ended in draw. The same betting firm is offering odds of (3.50) for the game to end in a deadlock.

Eibar were able to salvage a point in their last duel against Malaga which leaves them in eighth spot on the log.

However, the Gunsmiths last two outings outside Ipurua Municipal Stadium has not been splendid having failed to secure victory on both occasions.

Although they have met with Los Leones only nine times, they lost in most of the meetings. Therefore, the bookies have quoted them at (4.35) for them to defy the odds.

Athletic Bilbao v Eibar

Ziganda’s side are unbeaten in their last eight games and it is looking good for them to continue the laudable feat at the price of (1.18).

Athletic Bilbao defeated Eibar 1-0 in their last meeting and punters who want to make cool returns can back them to win either half of the duel at an offer of (1.50).

The first half of the two previous meetings between both sides only produced a single goal. As such, LionsBet is offering (1.35) for under 1.5 goals in this period.