La Liga Preview: Athletic Bilbao vs. Granada CF

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Updated: September 18, 2014
Athletic Bilbao- Murillo

Match Date: 19 September 2014 (local time)

Venue: San Mames

 

Athletic Bilbao earned plaudits after its impressive performance against Shakthar Donetsk in the Champions League. The match may have ended in an even steven finish, but considering their opponent’s team form and depth, the result was rather acceptable.

 

But in as much as Athletic is making waves in the international stage, its domestic performance struggles. The club is trying to thrive in the 12th spot, whilst its upcoming opponent, Granada, features in the top 6.

 

The contenders

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao may have been the match’s online betting favorite, but its wining chances are currently under fire. On a closer look, it can be observed that the club has only won once in its last 3 matches.

 

It had a poor start when Malaga outshone them. Yet, Athletic was able to bounce back when it thrashed Levante. Unfortunately, the meeting against Barcelona did not go their way and added to their list of lost matches.

 

Granada CF

Granada is doing good in Spain’s top-flight league. It maintains an undefeated run characterized by a win and 2 draws. Due to this, the club can be seen lingering in the 6th spot of the table.
In its recent match, Villarreal put up a good fight against them and certainly, their reaction, proved to be an impressive one.

 

Possible head turners

Defender Jeison Murillo did a fantastic job of keeping the ball to Granada’s side in their last match. Many are hopeful that he will do the same in the match against Athletic Bilbao.

 

Prediction

Athletic Bilbao 2-1 Granada CF

 

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