The 2022-23 edition of La Liga is back in action with another round of matches this week as Osasuna lock horns with Ernesto Valverde’s Athletic Bilbao side at the San Mames on Monday. Athletic Bilbao are currently in sixth place in the La Liga standings and have been fairly impressive so far this season. The Basque giants eased past Eldense by a 6-1 margin in their previous game and will look to achieve a similar result this week.
Osasuna, on the other hand, are in ninth place in the league table at the moment and have been inconsistent over the past year. The Pamplona-based outfit slumped to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Real Sociedad last week and will need to bounce back in this fixture.
Athletic Bilbao have a strong squad at their disposal and will be intent on securing a European spot this season. The likes of Inaki Williams and Iker Muniain have stepped up to the plate so far and will need to make their mark this week.
Osasuna can pack a punch on their day but do not have a particularly impressive record at the San Mames. Athletic Bilbao are the better team on paper and should be able to win this game.
Prediction: Athletic Bilbao 2-1 Osasuna
This match will start from 1:30 am
This match will take place on 10 january 2023
Athletic could be without both Inigo Martinez and Ander Capa on Monday night, as the pair are doubts due to muscular problems, with late fitness tests needed to determine their availability.
Ander Herrera is available, though, as he was back on the bench in the Copa del Rey against Eldense.
Head coach Valverde will make changes from the side that took to the field in the cup, with Gorka Guruzeta set to return to lead the line, while Dani Garcia, Inaki Williams, Oscar de Marcos and Unai Simon should also be among those to be back in the XI for this match.
As for Osasuna, Unai Garcia will be missing through suspension due to the yellow card that he picked up against Real Sociedad last time out in the league.
Simon; De Marcos, Vivian, Yeray, Yuri; D Garcia, Vesga; I Williams, Sancet, N Williams; Guruzeta
Fernandez; Pena, Aridane, D Garcia, Cruz, Sanchez; Moncayola, Torro, Gomez; Avila, Oroz
Tip 1: Result – Athletic Bilbao
Tip 2: Game to have over 2.5 goals – Yes
Tip 3: Athletic Bilbao to score first – Yes
Tip 4: Inaki Williams to score – Yes
Our analysis of all available data, including recent performances and player stats, suggests the most likely outcome of this match is a Athletic Bilbao win with a probability of 53.29%. A draw has a probability of 25.5% and a win for Osasuna has a probability of 21.17%.
The most likely scoreline for an Athletic Bilbao win is 1-0 with a probability of 13.69%. The next most likely scorelines for that outcome are 2-0 (10.64%) and 2-1 (9.31%). The likeliest drawn scoreline is 1-1 (11.98%), while for a Osasuna win it is 0-1 (7.71%).
Athletic Club vs Osasuna a great match to watch, athletic Club will win.