Athletic Bilbao vs Rayo Vallecano
Athletic Bilbao vs Rayo Vallecano is a meeting where motivation is present in both teams. At the League we are also proposing an interesting competition this season, many of which are not going to be established until the last stage. The match is scheduled for Sunday, April 14, 2019, from 15:00, on San Mames Barria in Bilbao, in the Basque Country.
Athletic Bilbao: aims to score in the top 8 places
Athletic Bilbao has forgotten the problems of the first part of the season and now wants a presence in the Europa League. For this, it is necessary to rank among the top 8 teams in La Liga, after Barcelona and Valencia qualified in the final of Copei del Rey. From 4th to 13th everything is possible and there may be major changes in these last 7 stages. After a series of 4 games without defeat, Bilbao succumbed to the last-round meeting with Getafe (0-1). The match was fairly balanced on occasions on both sides. Bilbao may claim not to score a penalty from 11 meters to 0-0, but eventually had to admit the defeat after a defeat of the defense. Inaki Williams has scored 10 goals and has managed to make himself as the main teammate. He spent a lot of time head-to-head with midfielder Iker Muniain, now with 7 goals scored. Ibai Gomez is injured in the game with Getafe and is unavailable.
- The probable team (4-2-3-1): Herrerin – De Marcos, Yeray Alvarez, Inigo Martinez, Yuri Berchiche – Dani Garcia, Benat – Cordoba, Raul Garcia, Muniain – Williams
- Coach: Gaizka Garitano
- Injuries: Capa, Ibai Gomez
- Suspended: San Jose
Rayo Vallecano: Try to avoid relegation with a new coach
After the victory at Alaves at the end of January, Rayo followed 9 games in which he managed to get only one point. He went down the penultimate place in the standings and talked more and more about a team already demoted. The club’s management is trying to save what is possible and has replaced Michel and Paco Jemez. It was a positive shock that brought a new victory in a very difficult meeting with Valencia (2-0). Now the coach is optimistic and states, “If we could beat Valencia we can win with other teams.” But he has to admit, luck was on his team side. Valencia missed clear opportunities, including a 11 meter kick. Raul De Tomas is by far the best player of the team. Rayo’s Peak opened the way to victory marking his 13th goal this season. The team’s problems remain in the defensive, too poetic in many phases of the match.
- The probable team (4-1-4-1): Alberto – Advincula, Velazquez, Ba, Tito – Mario Suarez – Bebe, Embarba, Pozo, Alex Moreno – Raul De Tomas
- Coach: Paco Jemez
- Injured: Gorka Elustondo
- Suspended: Galvez
Athletic Bilbao vs Rayo Vallecano Picks
Both teams need points to achieve their goals. Rayo Vallecano comes with a great desire to save himself from relegation when the players were resurrected after being named a new boss on the technical bench. I looked at the tradition of direct matches and I noticed that Bilbao, when he won San Mames, was just a gap. Once, in 2000, we noticed a two-goal difference. In the idea of a surprise here I will choose a handicap in favor of the guests, which also covers the trend of Athletic’s usual victories.
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