Villarreal vs Athletic Club Bilbao – La Liga – Preview

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Villarreal vs Athletic Club Bilbao

Villarreal vs Athletic Club Bilbao – Villarreal hosts Athletic Club Bilbao at Estadio de la Ceramica on 7th April, Friday in a crucial La Liga fixture.

Villarreal are fifth in the La Liga standings with fifty one points while the visitors are sixth with fifty points next to their name. Both these clubs are competing for European qualification for next season. While the third-placed Atletico Madrid and the fourth-placed Sevilla have opened up a significant points gap with just eight matches to go, both these clubs are in contention to qualify for the UEFA Europa League.

Villarreal won 1-0 against Real Betis in their last game after two consecutive losses against Las Palmas and Eibar. Athletic Club Bilbao defeated Espanyol 2-0. Both clubs are in a similar vein of form with four wins and two losses in their last six league matches.

Team News

Sergio Asenjo and Denis Cheryshev are injured for the hosts but Athletic Club Bilbao do not have any injury or suspension concerns.

Villarreal Possible Starting Lineup: Andres Fernandez, Mario, Victor Ruiz, Mateo Musacchio, Jaume Costa, Samu Castillejo, Manu Trigueros, Bruno Soriano, Roberto Soriano, Roberto Soldado, Cedric Bakambu.

Athletic Club Bilbao Possible Starting Lineup: Kepa, De Marcos, Aymeric Laporte, Yeray Alvarez, Balenziaga, Benat Etxebarria, Mikel San Jose, Inaki Williams, Raul Garcia, Inigo Lekue, Aduriz.

Contributor’s Pick

According to Villarreal vs Athletic Club Bilbao H2H Stats, the last five matches between these two clubs have resulted in three wins for Athletic Club Bilbao, one win for Villarreal and one draw.

Although Villarreal have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 home matches in the La Liga, Athletic Club Bilbao have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 matches against Villarreal in all competitions.

It should be a closely contested affair and both clubs need a win with Real Sociedad and Eibar close on their heels. A 2-1 win for Villarreal is the most likely result.


NIGERIA Donaldetom Spanish Primera Division Round 31 is going to be opened on Friday night with a very strong fixture.
Villarreal will host Athletic Bilbao at Estadio De La Ceramica and we should see one hell of a match. Both sides are currently fighting for 5 and 6 position in order to participate in Europa League next season as well. Their campaigns in this competition ended badly in March.
NIGERIA Donaldetom Athletic Bilbao have won four out of their past five Primera Division duels, so they will be the ones entering this match with higher team spirits. However, the bookies have still marked them as big underdogs to win the match at 23/10 odds, while chances for the Yellow Submarine to win is backed with 13/10.
Even though the stats are not suggesting it, we will be in for a low scoring game. None side will want to lose this match now when they have a decent advantage over Real Sociedad . The odds are 7/10. It is interesting to add that the last three H2H duels between these two sides ended with less than two goals.
The last one was played in November 2016.
Athletic Club have won that clash 1 – 0

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