Pick Under 2.5 Goals
Athletic Bilbao will be reasonably satisfied with their start to the season, although a 1-0 defeat against Espanyol in their last home game was a definite set-back.
Even so, Ernesto Valverde’s side have won three of their last four fixtures, while they are on a run of just one defeat in six at home, none of which have contained three or more goals.
Indeed, Bilbao have kept five clean sheets during that run, while they have the third best defence in La Liga at the moment, conceding just twice in their opening five matches.Rayo Vallecano looked like they had fixed their away day problems when they won at Espanyol and Barcelona towards the end of last season, but they have started this campaign with a victory, draw and defeat on the road.
That loss came at Osasuna earlier this month (2-1), and is one of only two league games this season that has contained three or more goals.
Andoni Iraola’s side in fact have plenty of problems scoring on the road, failing to net in seven of their last 14 La Liga fixtures on their travels.
I predict that Athletic Bilbao will win this game with fewer than three goals in the match, selecting 2-0 to the hosts as a correct score prediction.