It has been a miserable restart to the La Liga season for Athletic Bilbao, as they have suffered three straight defeats. However, they will be bidding to get back on track on Friday evening when they come up against relegation-threatened Cadiz.
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Athletic Bilbao has given themselves a mountain to climb if they are to finish in a Champions League spot this term since the restart. The Spanish side has lost their previous three, and has failed to win in five top-flight fixtures. That has seen the gap between themselves and the top four increase to eight points in recent weeks. However, a return to winning ways could lift them to within two points of the top six in Spain.
Bilbao will need to perform much better than they did in their previous game, as they were narrowly beaten 1-0 on the road by Celta Vigo. The hosts stole the points with 20 minutes remaining, but Bilbao offered little to get themselves back into the game, as they failed to register a single shot on target.
This will also be a huge match for Cadiz in La Liga, as they remain in the bottom three places in the standings. However, they have lost just once over their previous five, and have picked up two victories in four. Another win on Friday will see them move out of the bottom three.
Cadiz was in fine form last weekend, as they landed a 2-0 home win against Mallorca. Theo Bongonda netted the opener after ten minutes, before Alex Fernandez sealed the points from the penalty spot before the half time break. They have looked incredibly more consistent since the restart.
Athletic Bilbao vs Cadiz Head to Head
Bilbao has won the previous two fixtures between the sides, which includes the 4-0 win that they achieved earlier this season. However, interestingly, all five previous La Liga meetings between the sides have been won by the team playing away from home. That includes wins for Cadiz in each of their previous two visits to Bilbao.
Athletic Bilbao vs Cadiz Prediction
The away trend in this fixture is extremely interesting from a betting perspective. Cadiz has been in better form than their rivals in recent weeks, and we would be prepared to side with them to claim a 1-0 win on the road.
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