Lthe european options of the Athletic got very complicated with the defeat on the visit to Grenade. The lions depend more than ever on the results of Villarreal Y Real society to reach Europe in a season with ups and downs. So much so that not to defeat Osasuna This Sunday, they will finish the current league championship without having won the two games against any of the other 19 teams in the tournament.
Another worrying aspect is the points achieved compared to the last 10 in the table. They have only taken 33 out of 60 possiblebeing unable to beat five of them in San Mams (Cádiz, Grenade, Lightning, Getafe Y Valencia). To this we must add the fact that they have gone two and a half years without chaining three wins in a row, five years without winning four in a row and seven without adding five in a row. A fact that speaks of the difficulty that the team has had to link several consecutive wins and that explains the fact that they have not been able to finish among the top seven in these years.
But not everything is negative. If they win the two remaining days, Athletic will sign the best points record in recent years. More specifically, since Ernest Valverde he left the club in the 16/17 campaign (63). They will add a total of 58, improving courses 17/18 (43), 18/19 (53), 19/20 (51) and 20/21 (46). All this in a year in which they disputed the final of the Super Cup and they were one step away from playing their third final of Cup consecutive.
In addition, he would do it by being one of the best in the competition in several sections. Currently, they are the one with the lowest average XG (expected goals) per shot received (0.1), the fourth with the best XG against (38.42), the fifth that finishes the most (10.66 every 90 minutes ) and the fifth in XG in favor (52.27). Those, its efficiency data is the lowest, along with that of the Royal Society.