Athletic Bilbao vs Eibar Prediction, 3/20/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Athletic Bilbao vs Eibar
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2021
Location: San Mamés Stadium in Bilbao, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Athletic Bilbao (+105) Eibar (+262)
San Mamés Stadium is the venue where Iker Muniain and Athletic Bilbao (9-7-11, 11th in La Liga) will play Eibar (4-10-13, 19th in La Liga) on Saturday. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Unai Simon for Athletic Bilbao and Marko Dmitrovic for Eibar. Athletic Bilbao are priced +105 while the Gunsmiths are at +262. The total has been set at 2.25.
Athletic Bilbao played Celta Vigo in their last matchup and finished with a draw with a score of 0-0. Athletic Bilbao attempted 15 dribbles in this contest and converted 12 of those attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. In regard to passing, they earned a 70.8% received passes rate by converting 254 out of their 359 pass attempts in their last outing. Concerning shot accuracy, Athletic Bilbao wrapped this game up at a 16.7% rate by putting 1 shot on target of 6 shots. Athletic Bilbao sports an average of 1.26 goals per 90 min (34 total goals) and are sitting with 24 assists in all matches this year.
Iker Muniain is a guy who should impact this matchup for Athletic Bilbao. He has accounted for 24 assists while accumulating 55 yellow cards in his career. Muniain has had a starting assignment in 270 matches so far in his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.19 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Spain has accumulated 50 goals in 23,711 minutes played. Someone else who should impact this match is Inaki Williams, the forward born in Spain. Williams has been on the pitch for 16,445 mins in 192 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 18 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 24 times during his soccer career while scoring 44 goals. He averages 0.24 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Athletic Bilbao will be Unai Simon. Simon has seen the field for 6,051 minutes and is sitting with 148 stops in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.1 (73 total goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 70.8%. The goalie from Spain has had 209 shots attempted against him in 68 career starts. Simon (23-20-25 mark during his soccer career) has tallied 18 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 26.5% clean sheet percentage.
When they last played, Eibar walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 1-0 against Cadiz. Eibar finished the match with a 37.5% successful dribble percentage by converting 3 out of the 8 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 420 out of their 500 passes they tried for a percentage of 84.0%. Eibar converted 0 shots attempted out of 14 shots attempted giving them a 0.0% rate in their last match. Having accumulated 21 goals and 14 assists in all their matches, Eibar averages 0.78 goals and 0.52 assists per 90 minutes.
Kike will need to be on top of his game for Eibar. He has an average of 0.35 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 218 outings during his pro soccer career. The forward from Spain has earned 19,213 mins while scoring 75 goals. He has totaled 32 yellow card warnings during his career and has helped on a goal 21 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Esteban Burgos, the defender representing Argentina. Burgos has been given a total of 42 yellow card warnings in 10,169 mins played (112 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.11. He has scored 12 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 2 different times.
Marko Dmitrovic is expected to look after the net for Eibar. During his career, Dmitrovic has conceded 265 goals while earning 495 saves in 216 starting assignments. He has given up 1.23 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 68-54-93. He holds a save % of 66.8 and his shutout rate is currently at 29.6%. Dmitrovic has totaled 64 shutouts while defending 743 shots against him in 19,420 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Eibar (+262)
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