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Athletic Bilbao vs. Valencia CF 12/12/2020 La Liga Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Athletic Bilbao encounters Valencia CF on 12/12/2020 at 8:00AM

Athletic Bilbao encounters Valencia CF in a regular season match. Athletic Bilbao with a record of 4-1-6 this season comes into this game with a 1-1-4 record on the road. Valencia CF is 3-4-5 this season and is 2-2-2 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Athletic Bilbao and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. The bitter taste of disappointment is in the mouths of Valencia CF after their previous game, which was a loss. However, there is an opportunity for redemption at home against Athletic Bilbao.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Valencia CF and it is an opportunity to get rolling. In their last match, Valencia CF played to a draw. While it is not a loss, Valencia CF is itching for an opportunity to take advantage of their home pitch and gain a victory over Athletic Bilbao.

The Athletic Bilbao Roster

The Players to Watch for the Athletic Bilbao

Ander Capa DF

As a shooter, Ander Capa had 6 shots fired this season. Ander Capa was ranked #76 in shots attempted this season in the La Liga. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Ander Capa had 4 shots on target this season. He was ranked #58 in shots on goal this season in the La Liga.

As a scorer, Ander Capa had 1 goals this season. Compared to other players in LaLiga, Ander Capa was ranked #103 in goals this season. Ander Capa has 1 assists this season. Ander Capa was ranked #78 in assists this season in the La Liga League.

Ander Capa has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Ander Capa has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 13 fouls this season. He has drawn 4 fouls this season in La Liga action.

Raúl García FW,MF

Raúl García has 19 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in La Liga, Raúl García was ranked #245 in shots attempted this season. Raúl García has 3 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in La Liga, Raúl García was ranked #89 in shots on goal this season.

As a scorer, Raúl García had 0 goals this season. Compared to other players in LaLiga, Raúl García was ranked #309 in goals this season. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Athletic Bilbao teammates, Raúl García had 0 assists this season. Stacking him up against other players in La Liga, Raúl García was ranked #294 in assists this season.

Raúl García has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Raúl García has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 19 fouls this season. He has drawn 22 fouls this season in La Liga action.

Jon Morcillo FW

Jon Morcillo has 10 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in La Liga, Jon Morcillo was ranked #296 in shots attempted this season. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Jon Morcillo had 2 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in La Liga, Jon Morcillo was ranked #135 in shots on goal this season.

Jon Morcillo has 0 goals scored this season. Compared to other players in LaLiga, Jon Morcillo was ranked #309 in goals this season. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Athletic Bilbao teammates, Jon Morcillo had 1 assists this season. Stacking him up against other players in La Liga, Jon Morcillo was ranked #78 in assists this season.

Jon Morcillo has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Jon Morcillo has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 8 fouls this season. He has drawn 8 fouls this season in La Liga action.

Iker Muniain MF,FW

As a shooter, Iker Muniain had 9 shots fired this season. Iker Muniain was ranked #11 in shots attempted this season in the La Liga. Iker Muniain has 4 shots on target this season. He was ranked #58 in shots on goal this season in the La Liga.

Iker Muniain has 2 goals scored this season. Compared to other players in LaLiga, Iker Muniain was ranked #44 in goals this season. Iker Muniain has 0 assists this season. Iker Muniain was ranked #294 in assists this season in the La Liga League.

Iker Muniain has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Iker Muniain has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 11 fouls this season. He has drawn 22 fouls this season in La Liga action.

Asier Villalibre FW

Asier Villalibre has 8 shots fired this season. Asier Villalibre was ranked #31 in shots attempted this season in the La Liga. Asier Villalibre has 4 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in La Liga, Asier Villalibre was ranked #58 in shots on goal this season.

Asier Villalibre has 1 goals scored this season. Asier Villalibre was ranked #103 in goals this season in the LaLiga. Asier Villalibre has 0 assists this season. Asier Villalibre was ranked #294 in assists this season in the La Liga League.

Asier Villalibre has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Asier Villalibre has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 8 fouls this season. He has drawn 11 fouls this season in La Liga action.

Iñaki Williams FW,MF

Iñaki Williams has 17 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in La Liga, Iñaki Williams was ranked #254 in shots attempted this season. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Iñaki Williams had 4 shots on target this season. He was ranked #58 in shots on goal this season in the La Liga.

Iñaki Williams has 2 goals scored this season. Iñaki Williams was ranked #44 in goals this season in the LaLiga. Iñaki Williams has 2 assists this season. Iñaki Williams was ranked #26 in assists this season in the La Liga League.

Iñaki Williams has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Iñaki Williams has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 7 fouls this season. He has drawn 8 fouls this season in La Liga action.

Iñigo Martínez DF

Iñigo Martínez has 7 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in La Liga, Iñigo Martínez was ranked #50 in shots attempted this season. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Iñigo Martínez had 2 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in La Liga, Iñigo Martínez was ranked #135 in shots on goal this season.

Iñigo Martínez has 0 goals scored this season. Iñigo Martínez was ranked #309 in goals this season in the LaLiga. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Athletic Bilbao teammates, Iñigo Martínez had 0 assists this season. Stacking him up against other players in La Liga, Iñigo Martínez was ranked #294 in assists this season.

Iñigo Martínez has 5 Yellow Cards this season. Iñigo Martínez has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 12 fouls this season. He has drawn 12 fouls this season in La Liga action.

Yuri Berchiche DF

Yuri Berchiche has 5 shots fired this season. Yuri Berchiche was ranked #104 in shots attempted this season in the La Liga. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Yuri Berchiche had 1 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in La Liga, Yuri Berchiche was ranked #220 in shots on goal this season.

Yuri Berchiche has 0 goals scored this season. Yuri Berchiche was ranked #309 in goals this season in the LaLiga. Yuri Berchiche has 1 assists this season. Yuri Berchiche was ranked #78 in assists this season in the La Liga League.

Yuri Berchiche has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Yuri Berchiche has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 8 fouls this season. He has drawn 15 fouls this season in La Liga action.

The Valencia CF Roster

The Players to Watch for the Valencia CF

Daniel Wass DF,MF

As a shooter, Daniel Wass had 13 shots fired this season. Daniel Wass was ranked #273 in shots attempted this season in the La Liga. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Daniel Wass had 5 shots on target this season. He was ranked #37 in shots on goal this season in the La Liga.

Daniel Wass has 1 goals scored this season. Compared to other players in LaLiga, Daniel Wass was ranked #103 in goals this season. Daniel Wass has 1 assists this season. Stacking him up against other players in La Liga, Daniel Wass was ranked #78 in assists this season.

Daniel Wass has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Daniel Wass has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 9 fouls this season. He has drawn 10 fouls this season in La Liga action.

Yunus Musah MF

Yunus Musah has 3 shots fired this season. Yunus Musah was ranked #177 in shots attempted this season in the La Liga. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Yunus Musah had 1 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in La Liga, Yunus Musah was ranked #220 in shots on goal this season.

Yunus Musah has 1 goals scored this season. Compared to other players in LaLiga, Yunus Musah was ranked #103 in goals this season. Yunus Musah has 0 assists this season. Yunus Musah was ranked #294 in assists this season in the La Liga League.

Yunus Musah has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Yunus Musah has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 12 fouls this season. He has drawn 15 fouls this season in La Liga action.

Maxi Gómez FW

As a shooter, Maxi Gómez had 14 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in La Liga, Maxi Gómez was ranked #265 in shots attempted this season. Maxi Gómez has 8 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in La Liga, Maxi Gómez was ranked #7 in shots on goal this season.

As a scorer, Maxi Gómez had 3 goals this season. Compared to other players in LaLiga, Maxi Gómez was ranked #22 in goals this season. Maxi Gómez has 0 assists this season. Maxi Gómez was ranked #294 in assists this season in the La Liga League.

Maxi Gómez has 3 Yellow Cards this season. Maxi Gómez has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 21 fouls this season. He has drawn 26 fouls this season in La Liga action.

Jason MF

As a shooter, Jason had 3 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in La Liga, Jason was ranked #177 in shots attempted this season. Jason has 0 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in La Liga, Jason was ranked #371 in shots on goal this season.

Jason has 0 goals scored this season. Jason was ranked #309 in goals this season in the LaLiga. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Valencia CF teammates, Jason had 0 assists this season. Jason was ranked #294 in assists this season in the La Liga League.

Jason has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jason has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 2 fouls this season. He has drawn 10 fouls this season in La Liga action.

José Luis Gayà DF

As a shooter, José Luis Gayà had 3 shots fired this season. José Luis Gayà was ranked #177 in shots attempted this season in the La Liga. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but José Luis Gayà had 1 shots on target this season. He was ranked #220 in shots on goal this season in the La Liga.

José Luis Gayà has 0 goals scored this season. José Luis Gayà was ranked #309 in goals this season in the LaLiga. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Valencia CF teammates, José Luis Gayà had 1 assists this season. José Luis Gayà was ranked #78 in assists this season in the La Liga League.

José Luis Gayà has 1 Yellow Cards this season. José Luis Gayà has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 11 fouls this season. He has drawn 11 fouls this season in La Liga action.

Manu Vallejo FW

Manu Vallejo has 6 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in La Liga, Manu Vallejo was ranked #76 in shots attempted this season. Manu Vallejo has 5 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in La Liga, Manu Vallejo was ranked #37 in shots on goal this season.

As a scorer, Manu Vallejo had 3 goals this season. Manu Vallejo was ranked #22 in goals this season in the LaLiga. Manu Vallejo has 0 assists this season. Stacking him up against other players in La Liga, Manu Vallejo was ranked #294 in assists this season.

Manu Vallejo has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Manu Vallejo has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 5 fouls this season. He has drawn 8 fouls this season in La Liga action.

Kévin Gameiro FW

As a shooter, Kévin Gameiro had 4 shots fired this season. Kévin Gameiro was ranked #138 in shots attempted this season in the La Liga. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Kévin Gameiro had 2 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in La Liga, Kévin Gameiro was ranked #135 in shots on goal this season.

Kévin Gameiro has 0 goals scored this season. Kévin Gameiro was ranked #309 in goals this season in the LaLiga. Kévin Gameiro has 1 assists this season. Stacking him up against other players in La Liga, Kévin Gameiro was ranked #78 in assists this season.

Kévin Gameiro has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Kévin Gameiro has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 7 fouls this season. He has drawn 4 fouls this season in La Liga action.

Gonçalo Guedes MF,FW

As a shooter, Gonçalo Guedes had 10 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in La Liga, Gonçalo Guedes was ranked #296 in shots attempted this season. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Gonçalo Guedes had 5 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in La Liga, Gonçalo Guedes was ranked #37 in shots on goal this season.

Gonçalo Guedes has 1 goals scored this season. Compared to other players in LaLiga, Gonçalo Guedes was ranked #103 in goals this season. Gonçalo Guedes has 0 assists this season. Gonçalo Guedes was ranked #294 in assists this season in the La Liga League.

Gonçalo Guedes has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Gonçalo Guedes has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 6 fouls this season. He has drawn 19 fouls this season in La Liga action.

Athletic Bilbao Team Stats

The Athletic Bilbao Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Athletic Bilbao was able to score 0.91 goals. This puts Athletic Bilbao in a ranking of #12 in the league in non-penalty goals scored per 90 minutes. Athletic Bilbao scored those goals off assists 80.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.73 assists. This puts Athletic Bilbao in a league ranking of #10 in the league in non-penalty goals scored off assists per 90 minutes.

Athletic Bilbao converted on 0.26 of attempted shots on goal. Is Athletic Bilbao a sharpshooter team this season? They are presently ranked #12 in La Liga in shooting percentage.

Athletic Bilbao attempted 3.55 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. Have they shown that they are able to aggressively attack the net? They are ranked #9 in La Liga in shots on target. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Athletic Bilbao attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 30.2 of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. Have they shown that they are able to aggressively attack the net? They are ranked #9 in La Liga in shots on target.

Athletic Bilbao Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Athletic Bilbao was able to hold opponents to 0.82 goals. Athletic Bilbao is #6 in goals yielded per 90 minutes in the league. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 2.09 shots were saved by Athletic Bilbao goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Athletic Bilbao is ranked #2 in shots saved per 90 minutes.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 56.5% of shots on target were saved by Athletic Bilbao goalkeepers. This puts Athletic Bilbao ranks #20 in the league in saves rate. Athletic Bilbao goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 18.2% of the time. This puts Athletic Bilbao at #16 in the league for holding opponents to nil.

Athletic Bilbao Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Athletic Bilbao had 2.45 crosses of the ball on the pitch. This puts Athletic Bilbao in the top 38 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Athletic Bilbao had 17.36 interceptions. This puts Athletic Bilbao in the top 5 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Athletic Bilbao commits 0.0 fouls. Athletic Bilbao is in the top 22 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Athletic Bilbao drew 13.82 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Athletic Bilbao in the top 45 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Athletic Bilbao had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 14.45 times per 90 minutes of action. Athletic Bilbao is in the top 75 percentile in offside calls against them.

Valencia CF Team Stats

The Valencia CF Offensive Stats and Metrics

Valencia CF scored 1.00 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. Valencia CF is ranked #9 in goals scored per 90 minutes excluding penalty kicks. Valencia CF scored those goals off assists 83.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.83 assists. This puts Valencia CF in a league ranking of #8 in the league in non-penalty goals scored off assists per 90 minutes.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Valencia CF was able to score at a 0.29 rate on their shots on target. Is Valencia CF a sharpshooter team this season? They are presently ranked #8 in La Liga in shooting percentage.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Valencia CF attempts 3.5 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. Have they shown that they are able to aggressively attack the net? They are ranked #10 in La Liga in shots on target. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Valencia CF is able to get 41.2 of their shots to be on goal(target). Have they shown that they are able to aggressively attack the net? They are ranked #10 in La Liga in shots on target.

Valencia CF Defensive Stats and Metrics

Valencia CF gave up 1.17 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. Valencia CF is #14 in goals yielded per 90 minutes in the league. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 4.83 shots were saved by Valencia CF goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. This puts Valencia CF in a ranking of #20 in the league in shots saved per 90 minutes.

Valencia CF goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 74.1% of the time. This puts Valencia CF ranks #8 in the league in saves rate. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 16.7% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Valencia CF. This puts Valencia CF at #18 in the league for holding opponents to nil.

Valencia CF Utility Stats

Valencia CF tried 2.83 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Valencia CF is in the top 22 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Valencia CF has successfully intercepted 9.08 passes per 90 minutes of action. This puts Valencia CF in the top 90 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Valencia CF commits 0.08 fouls. This puts Valencia CF in the top 52 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Valencia CF drew 12.42 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Valencia CF in the top 85 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Valencia CF committed an offside 15.0 times. This puts Valencia CF in the top 95 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Athletic Bilbao vs. Valencia CF Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Athletic Bilbao 1 Valencia CF 1

Moneyline Pick: Draw +226 matchbook