Both teams have failed so far, but each in their own way and Athletic is in the bottom of the table, although they were expected to fight for European positions, while Las Palmas in the relegation zone with ten points less than their host, so it is clear that they will have a tough struggle for survival. Las Palmas has much better results lately, which in the previous four rounds made two wins and defeats, and Athletic has no triumphs at the same time, but they have three draws and defeat in the last round. In their first mutual match, it was 1-0 for Las Palmas.
Athletic cannot seem to get to a good series of results that would bring them back to the top of the table. They have a series of ten championship matches without defeat, but they only triumphed three times in that series and played seven draws which has not brought them any progress. Defeat in the previous round has practically brought them back where they were and they lost against Girona in the championship without any goals scored.
It was 2-0 and they received the first goal at the opening of the match, which clearly determined the course of the match. Coach Ziguan has surprised us all with team he sent to the field in which there was no classic striker, as Aduriz entered in the second half. Susaeta and Etxeit were on the bench, while I.Martinez had his debut, who is the most expensive reinforcement in the history of this club. Now they should have to be more offensive with Aduriz in the team, and Etxeit in the last line.
Las Palmas is having a lot of problems this season and they spent some time even at the last place on the table, but they are at least stable when it comes to their domestic matches. The previous two were resolved in their favour with minimal wins, however, the points are crucial and they are no longer last, but they are in the relegation zone. They still have only one triumph as guests and only four points scored, which must also be improved if they want to avoid moving to a lower rank.
They did not score any goals for a long time, and have recently lost to Girona with 6-0. They have celebrated against Atletico two rounds ago with 3-0, but they have mastered Valencia in their field and Malaga in the last round. Reservist Halilovic has scored in the last minute for 1-0. Coach Jemez has changed a lot of things in the team since his defeat in Madrid, and now Halilovic might have been among the starters instead of Toledo, and Tana instead of Eteba.
Las Palmas is a big disappointment when playing away and it is hard to expect that they can fix that impression in Bilbao. It is more It is more realistic to expect that Athletic will finally play a very good match in front of his fans and celebrate a safe win.
Bet Type: Total Goals
Selection: Over 2.5
Best Odds: 1.70 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 09-Feb-2018 21:00 CET
Event Result: 0:0(0:0)
Profit: -40.00 Units