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Granada will arrive at Estadio San Mamés on Friday for the La Liga meeting with hosts Athletic Bilbao.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Athletic Bilbao v Granada are shown on this page (plus the best game odds).
Athletic Bilbao go into this match after a 0-0 La Liga draw versus Levante.
In that game, Athletic Bilbao managed 51% possession and 7 shots on goal with 2 on target. At the other end, Levante UD had 15 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
Fewer than three goals per match were seen in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Athletic Bilbao have been involved. Breaking down the goal split in this period, opposing sides scored a total of 4 while Athletic Bilbao managed the sum of 5.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Real Madrid in La Liga action, Granada and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Granada managed 31% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Granada was Luis Suárez (34'). Real Madrid CF had 21 shots at goal with 10 of them on target. Marco Asensio (19'), Nacho (25'), Vinicius Júnior (56') and Ferland Mendy (76') scored for Real Madrid.
During their six latest matches, Robert Moreno's Granada have found the back of the net a total of 7 times - giving them the goals per game average of 1.17.
Coming into this fixture, Granada haven't beaten Athletic Bilbao in away games against them for the last 4 matches in the league. They really have not been travelling well at all.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings going back to 01/12/2019, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Athletic Bilbao winning 3 of those games, Granada 3 and 0 being drawn in regulation time.
An aggregate of 15 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 6 of them from Los Leones and 9 being from Nazaríes. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.5.
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was La Liga match day 26 on 07/03/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Athletic Bilbao 2-1 Granada.
That day, Athletic Bilbao managed 48% possession and 7 shots on goal with 5 on target. The scorers were Villalibre (3') and Álex Berenguer (91').
Granada had 13 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Jorge Molina (78') was the scorer.
The referee was Juan Martínez Munuera.
Team News: Athletic Bilbao
The Athletic Bilbao manager Marcelino García Toral will be thankful to have no fitness worries to speak of coming into this game owing to a completely injury-free group to choose from.
Team News: Granada
With a completely injury-free group to choose from, the Granada manager Robert Moreno has no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match.
We feel that Granada have it in them to break down this Athletic Bilbao outfit, however it realistically won’t prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We reckon that it will be a very close game with a 2-1 victory for Athletic Bilbao at full-time. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio San Mamés (53,289)
Captain: Iker Muniain
Chairman: Aitor Elizegi
Manager: Marcelino García Toral
Competitions: La Liga position 8
⭐ Key Player: Iñaki Williams
Mostly played in the Right Wing position, Iñaki Williams was born in Bilbao, Spain. After making a first senior appearance for Athletic Bilbao in the 2014 - 2015 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored a sum of 3 league goals in the LaLiga 2021 - 2022 season so far in 13 appearances.