Rayo Vallecano will travel to San Mames Stadium to face Athletic Bilbao as they hope for a win to keep them further away from the drop zone, they are 16th in the League with 31 points, 3 points above the drop zone teams.
On the other hand, Athletic Bilbao hopes for a win to keep their fighting spirit on as they hope to finish in one of the European spots. Bilbao are 7th position in the league with 48 points, a point Celta Vigo and same points with Sevilla in the 6th position.
- Athletic club are in a good form, they are unbeaten in 11 of their last 12 La Liga home matches.
- Vallecano have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 9 away La Liga games.
- Rayo have drawn 5 of their last 6 away games in La Liga, while they won in one of them.
Athletic Bilbao: Team News
Inaki Williams ius back from injury and available for selection,but Sabin Merino will miss the action as he is injured. Markel Susaeta will play on the left.
Athletic Bilbao: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Iraizoz – Marcos, Etxeita, Gurpegi, Balenziaga – Iturraspe, Rico – Susaeta, Garcia, Williams – Aduriz.
Rayo Vallecano: Team News
Tito and Yoel will both be serving their suspension as Yoel is missing his first game for his 2 match ban.
Ze Castro and Adri Embarba are back from their match ban and arevready to featureb in the game.
Rayo Vallecano: predicted Line-up (4-4-2)
Carlos – Nacho, Llorente, Castro, Quini – Hernandez, Trashorras, Baena, Bebe – Guerra, Miku.
Athletic Bilbao vs Rayo Vallecano: Head-to-Head
Athletic have won 4 of their last 6 meetings lost 1 and drew 1 and scored at least 2 goals in 5 of them
Athletic Bilbao vs Rayo Vallecano: Prediction
The game would be a tough won as the two teams involved have a battle in hand, Athletic club are keen on a European spot and Rayo Vallecano wants are fighting to avoid relegation.
Being that Athletic club have a good home form, I think a double chance on them would be safer. Athletic Bilbao win or draw.