In Spain, the current tour lasts until Monday. At its conclusion, Athletic will travel to Madrid again. But now, their task will be much easier. The Basque side face Getafe, one of the season’s underdogs. On the other hand, the visitors are now expected to win – will they finally manage to take it? We have made our own forecast for the match on December 6, 2021. Odds for all sporting events can be found at promo code for 1xbet registration.
Jeteffe not helped much by the change of coach so far
“The Blues got a new coach in the summer as Pep Bordalas left for promotion to Valencia. His successor, Michel, was short-lived and was sacked in early October. He was replaced by Kike Sanchez Flores, for whom this is his 3rd tenure. The effect is still there: if the club started with 7 defeats in a row, with the new-old coach took 9 points for the same number of games, even won twice (against Espanyol and Cadiz in the last home games), against Espanyol and Cadiz. Still, the sub-Madrid team remains in the relegation zone for now, so it is highly desirable not to lose momentum.
Athletic become the most boring team in the division
The Basques have always been good at defending. Under Marcelino, they have been able to do so in an organized and intelligent way. Let’s not forget that Bilbao have the unqualified “number one” of the national team, Unai Lopez. Not surprisingly, they have conceded just 11 goals in 15 games played. The only problem is that the attack, despite featuring the likes of Iñaki Williams, Iker Munyanin and Raul Garcia, is currently under-performing, averaging less than a goal per game. This is what keeps them from climbing above the peloton, the middle of the standings. And the start was quite good: 4 wins and just 1 defeat in the first 9 meetings. But in November, there is frankly little to show for it. Athletic lost not only to Real Madrid, but also to Cadiz at home, and with a modest Levante and Granada only draws were recorded.
Of the last 8 meetings, most of them, 5, have produced draws. What’s more, Getafe were beaten twice more, and only in their last encounter, in January this year, did they beat Athletic at home. But with an immediate 5-1 win!
The case when you can go from backwards again: Getafe seems to be underestimated. Athletic are out of form, so it’s worth thinking about betting that the hosts won’t lose (odds are 1.64).