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Real Valladolid will arrive at Estadio San Mamés on Wednesday for the La Liga showdown with home side Athletic Bilbao.
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Athletic Bilbao are hoping to win again following the 2-1 La Liga success against Atlético Madrid.
In that game, Athletic Bilbao managed 38% possession and 11 shots at goal with 3 on target. For Athletic Bilbao, the goalscorers were Álex Berenguer (8') and Iñigo Martínez (86'). At the other end, Atlético de Madrid had 14 shots on goal with 3 on target. Stefan Savić (77') scored for Atlético Madrid.
Athletic Bilbao haven’t exactly had impressive attacking statistics of late. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 3 vs opponents during the course of their previous six fixtures. In those games, Los Leones have also seen the tally of goals against them come to 7. Such a trend won’t necessarily be continued into this next game, however.
Coming into this meeting, Athletic Bilbao have not been beaten in their last 7 league matches at home.
In their previous game, Real Valladolid drew 1-1 in the La Liga tie with Cádiz.
In that match, Real Valladolid managed 61% possession and 13 shots on goal with 6 on target. The only player to score for Real Valladolid was Óscar Plano (14'). Cádiz had 6 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Juan Cala (64') scored for Cádiz.
Looking at their form, and Real Valladolid have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 6 goals overall. At the back, Pucela certainly have room for improvement.
Their prior results show that Real Valladolid:
- have not won against Athletic Bilbao in games played away from home for the previous 7 league matches. Not the best of away records.
- remain undefeated by Athletic Bilbao in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are without a win away from home in their last 7 league games.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings going back to 20/01/2014, neither club has come out on top overall with Athletic Bilbao winning 2 of those games, Real Valladolid 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
A combined sum of 19 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 11 of them for Los Leones and 8 netted by Pucela. That’s an average goals per game of 3.17.
The previous league encounter between these clubs was La Liga match day 9 on 08/11/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Real Valladolid 2-1 Athletic Bilbao.
On that occasion, Real Valladolid had 30% possession and 7 shots on goal with 4 on target. The goalscorers were Fabián Orellana (19') and Maranhão (48').
For their opponents, Athletic Bilbao got 17 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Iñaki Williams (86') scored.
The match was refereed by César Soto Grado.
Team News: Athletic Bilbao
There aren’t many selection issues, with just the sole fitness concern for the Athletic Bilbao manager Marcelino García Toral to contend with from of an almost fully healthy group. Peru Nolaskoain (Ankle Injury) will miss out.
Team News: Real Valladolid
Thanks to a largely full-strength group of players, there is just the one fitness problem for the Real Valladolid boss Sergio González to contend with. Raúl Carnero (Knee Injury) won’t be in action.
We feel that in this game, Real Valladolid are likely to find the net against this Athletic Bilbao outfit, however it probably won’t quite be enough to avoid a loss.
We are anticipating a very close game with a 2-1 victory for Athletic Bilbao by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Looking forward to this.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio San Mamés (53,289)
Captain: Iker Muniain
Chairman: Aitor Elizegi
Manager: Marcelino García Toral
Competitions: La Liga position 10, Copa del Rey (Final), Supercopa (Final)
🔑 Key Man: Álex Berenguer
Typically deployed in the Left Wing position, Álex Berenguer was born in Pamplona, Spain. After making a first senior appearance for Osasuna in the 2014 - 2015 season, the gifted Forward has hit 7 league goals in the LaLiga 2020 - 2021 season to date in 28 appearances.