Panathinaikos - Athletic Bilbao predictions, betting tips and preview 17 Aug 2017 – The hosts will be able to score
UEFA Europa League 17 Aug 2017 at Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium, Athens
Panathinaikos - Athletic Bilbao predictions for Thursday’s UEFA Europa League 2017/18 Promotin Play-Offs match at Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium, Athens. It will be an even both-to-score game. Read on for live streaming info and our free predictions. Do you want to watch live streaming of Panathinaikos - Athletic Bilbaobet live? Go to bet365 Live Streaming and place winning bets!
Panathinaikos - Athletic Bilbao betting preview and advices
The Red-Whites are the clear favourite in the betting line today, but it seems that the Spanish club overestimated by the bookmakers. In recent years, Athletic performed on the road is not the best way. In the last 21 away games in Europa League they managed to win only four times! Moreover, the Basques managed to lose even to real weak clubs, for example, they could not beat such teams as Slaven Koprivnica, HJK, Inter Bakı, Zilina, AZ, Genk, Rapid Wien and others. In the previous leg, the Lions had serious difficulties with Dynamo in Bucharest when they drawn 1-1. Particular attention should be drawn to the Spaniards defence records in Europa League, because they are really awful! The Lions managed to keep clean sheet in only 7 of their 39 outings!
Panathinaikos – 5 Last matches
Athletic Bilbao – 5 Last matches
11/07/17 Kortrijk 1 – 2 Panathinaikos
14/07/17 Panathinaikos 1 – 0 Genclerbirligi
20/07/17 Panathinaikos 2 – 1 AZ
27/07/17 Panathinaikos 1 – 0 Qabala
03/08/17 Qabala 1 – 2 Panathinaikos
29/07/17 Athletic Club 3 – 0 Reus Deportiu
31/07/17 Portugalete 0 – 2 Athletic Club
03/08/17 Athletic Club 3 – 0 Dinamo Bucuresti
05/08/17 Liverpool 3 – 1 Athletic Club
12/08/17 Athletic Club 2 – 2 Deportivo Alaves
The Shamrock seem are in great form now and completely ready for upcoming season, the last time they lost in May. Like any other Greek club, the Greens always strongly perform at their home stadium and today it is worth waiting high-quality football from them. Panathinaikos, of course, as usual will play defence first, but still, their main task is to score a home goal. They have scored in 22 of their last 24 home games in Europa League and, given away records of the Spaniards, the guests will probably concede again today.