Athletic Bilbao vs Deportivo La Coruna
Spain – La Liga
Date: Saturday, 14 April 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: San Mames Barria (Bilbao).
Deportivo La Coruna somehow managed to earn a massive three-pointer against the rock-bottomed Malaga last weekend. However, the safe zone is still as many as eight points away and Clarence Seedorf will need a miracle to save his new team in the elite class of the Spanish football in the remaining seven games of the season. Midfielder Adrian was the hero of the clash against the Anchovies. He bagged a brace, including the late match-winner with only five minutes on the clock.
The win over Malaga at Riazor was a good way for starting a winning thread. Can Depor maintain it and make it two on the bounce on Saturday evening when they travel to San Mames to take on Athletic Bilbao? You have to agree it will be much tou8gher and more challenging task than the one from the last weekend.
The good news for Seedorf is Bilbao’s lack of motivation ahead of the tie. The bad is their form, as the Lions will come into this with an improved confidence after shocking Villarreal 1-3 away at Estadio de la Ceramica last time out. Inaki Williams offered a decent display in the role of a “false striker” in the absence of Aritz Aduriz who skipped the trip to Villarreal due to suspension. La Liga veteran should make the return here and he will no doubts be the main threat to Deportivo’s goal on Saturday.
Athletic Bilbao vs Deportivo La Coruna: Head-to-head
Both teams scored in five of last six head to head games between these two outings.
Athletic Bilbao were on a run of three consecutive wins before this term’s clash saw a 2-2 draw at Riazor.
The Lions won each of last two head to head meetings at San Mames nettings ix along the way.
Athletic Bilbao vs Deportivo La Coruna: Prediction
La Coruna own a horrific record on travels having lost six on the bounce away from Riazor in La Liga.
Since Bilbao bagged three against the likes of Villarreal last weekend, we have reasons to expect the home win and another prolific display in the final third by the team led by Jose Angel Ziganda.
Athletic Bilbao vs Deportivo La Coruna: Bet Tips
Athletic Bilbao to win @ 1.66
Athletic Bilbao Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.85