Meanwhile, the referee indicates that we will not play any stoppage time at the end of the half. HALF-TIME: Osasuna 0-0 Athletic Bilbao Well, not the best half of football by any stretch of the imagination, but there has been decent moments for both sides. Osasuna certainly have looked the more likely to open the scoring, but you get the feeling that they may live to regret not scoring while on top.
Want to 'Cash in your Bet'. See how with William Hill. Sola is receiving some rough treatment from the away side at the moment, with San Jose the latest to chop the striker to the ground. However, the referee fails to award the free kick, much to the frustration of the home supporters. Bilbao break down the other end with Ibai, but his cross is headed clear by Lolo. Half-chance for the home side once more as De las Cuevas strikes an effort from outside the box, but it was always moving high and wide of the crossbar.
Herrera is the guilty party once more as he fells Lolo outside the penalty area. The resulting free kick from Armenteros causes problems in the Bilbao box, but Aduriz is back defend his own penalty area. Another corner is whipped into the box, but Sola can only fire wide of the post. Lively stuff with 14 minutes on the clock. A poor clearance from Laporte almost puts his side in trouble as he presents the ball straight to Sola, but San Jose is back to clear at the vital moment. It is hard enough for Bilbao at the moment without presenting chances to the opposition. Not too much to get excited about for the away side at the moment. Nervous about the result.
Llorente's first touch... is a handball. De Marcos is involved moments later for the away side as he whips a dangerous cross into the box, but Fernandez is out to collect under pressure from Gomez. The tempo has just dropped in the last five or so minutes, with both sides wary of conceding at this stage of the match. GOAL! Osasuna 0-1 Bilbao (Susaeta) Wow! The away side take the lead against the run of play as Ibai Gomez finds Susaeta in the penalty area, the Spanish winger wastes no time in thumping his effort into the back of the net.
Half-chance for the away side as De Marcos fires a low cross into the box, but Damia is on hand to make the clearance. Aduriz is again involved in a penalty shout as he hits the deck once more, but there was not a great deal in it, before Sola is denied by Iraizoz down the other end. End-to-end football at the moment. Osasuna again threaten as Armenteros drives into the penalty area before striking a low effort on goal, but the referee had just blown for a foul on Herrera moments earlier. It is almost as if someone has just flicked a switch in this match, with both sides prepared to commit numbers to each attack.
They do not deserve it, but ask their supporters if they mind. How will Osasuna respond? It would be a major blow if they were to lose this match following a positive run of results. They attempt to level the scores as Sola fires a low cross into the box, but the danger is cleared. Meanwhile, the home side make a change as Masoud replaces De las Cuevas. Masoud scored an absolute stunner against Levante last week.
You just have to take those chances. Little over 30 minutes to play and the score remains 0-0. Bilbao create a couple of half-chances with a series of high balls into the Osasuna penalty area, but once more the danger is cleared. Meanwhile, Iturraspe is the first player to be booked for a late challenge on Armenteros. In fairness, it has not been that type of match this evening. You just get the feeling that there is a goal in this match. Bilbao make their first change of the match as Aduriz is replaced by Llorente. Not a wonderful reception for Llorente from the away supporters, but those boos will turn to cheers if he can find a goal in this match. A corner causes concern in the Osasuna box, but San Jose can only head over the crossbar.
Athletic Bilbao - Osasuna » Odds, Picks & Predictions + Stats Athletic Bilbao plays against Osasuna in a Primera Division game, and Soccer fans are looking forward to it. The event takes place on 09/01/2023 at 20:00