Athletic Bilbao welcome Girona to San Mames on Monday in La Liga. Girona look to reel Real Madrid back in and regain the top spot in La Liga whereas Athletic look to leapfrog Atletico Madrid into the Champions League spots.
- Girona to win @ 5/2 on William Hill
- Both teams to score @ 4/7 on Paddy Power
- Over 1.5 goals @ ¼ on William Hill
These odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.
A loss last weekend for Girona made the gap at the top a big mountain to climb, but a win could not only reel Real Madrid in but also keep the likes of Barcelona at bay. Athletic Bilbao also need the win, with a chance to play in the Champions League up for grabs.
Athletic currently sit fifth in La Liga after 23 games. Bilbao have 13 wins, six draws and four losses, leaving them on 45 points, just three points behind Atletico Madrid in the final Champions League spot.
Bilbao have been impressive in front of goal so far this season, scoring 42 goals in 23 games, giving them an average of 1.83 goals a game. At the other end of the pitch Athletic are even better, conceding just 21 goals and keeping 11 clean sheets, the second most in the league.
Girona, on the other hand, currently sit second in La Liga. In 24 games, Girona have 17 wins, five draws and two losses which leaves them on 56 points, five points behind Real Madrid but five points ahead of Barcelona.
In 24 games, however, Girona have scored 52 goals, the joint best scoring record in the league with Real Madrid, giving them an average of 2.17 goals a game. Girona have struggled at the other end of the pitch. In 24 games they have conceded 29 goals and have kept eight clean sheets, which ranks their defence the seventh-best in La Liga.
Athletic Bilbao and Girona have met just seven times since Girona were promoted in 2017. Nothing can separate the two sides, with both teams picking up three wins, with the other game ending in a draw.
This fixture is not the highest-scoring affair with only 18 goals in seven games, and three of the games having only one side on the scoresheet. However, this fixture is also a breeding ground for yellow cards, 24 cards shown in seven games.