Valencia CF - Athletic Bilbao
By Paulina on Friday, February 24 2017, 20:29 - Permalink
Although it is only recently that this year plaguing Valencia enjoyed two victories in a row in the last three rounds have not led again by the imagination. And he still can not make a decisive step to be moved above table further away from the relegation zone. Bilbao yet not have the best memories.
For the last five mutual duels with Bats celebrated only in one single case of profit points over this adversary, in other cases they fell. And notably its fall. Anyway Athletic Club outside is not as dangerous as in front of their own fans. So compose weapons prematurely would wards coach Rafts definitely not.
A longer time to recover from the last match, this is what will probably be the biggest advantage of Valencia, which after a goalless draw with Betis preparing for a duel current total of eight days. This was due to Bilbao European League considerably shorter time for preparation. Match with Cypriot Apoel was also certainly very debilitating.
Whole Basque finally managed the situation, in the first match play-off won 3: 2 in Nicosia will travel in good spirits. Actually only reaffirmed how important it is for him to play at San Mamés Barria. Indeed, in Bilbao at home LaLize managed to win twelve games just eight times out of ten rounds on the contrary, fully competed only twice.
Both teams basically worried about a larger affair. Just find a home during this week a lot of unpleasant news for a month will in fact sidelined striker Santi Mina. Chance and probably will receive more in the coming weeks Simone Zaza, to show that the Juventus is the club on loan, no accident.
Visiting helmsman Ernesto Valverde reaches about some changes in the line-up, especially apparently allowed to rest defender Mikel Balenziagu, which have recently plagued with muscular problems. Entirely from things it is also a variant without Iker Muniain who might replace Markel Susaeta. The opportunity to play from the beginning and may get Ander Iturraspe.