2019-20 Spanish Primera – Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When does Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao kick off? Wednesday 1st July, 2020 – 18:30 (UK)

Where is Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao being played? Estadio de Mestalla

Where can I get tickets for Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao? No tickets are available as these matches are being played behind closed doors

What TV channel is Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao on in the UK? This match will be televised live on LaLigaTV (Sky channel 435, Virgin channel 554) for those with a Premier Sport subscription

Where can I stream Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao in the UK? Premier Sport subscribers in the UK can stream the match live via a Premier Player subscription

bet365 customers may be able to stream this match live via their website and you can check their schedule here

THE TEAM NEWS

VALENCIA

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Cillessen; Wass, Gabriel, Mangala, Jaume Costa; Ferran Torres, Kondogbia, Coquelin, Goncalo Guedes; Gomez, Gameiro

Unavailable: Piccini (Injured), Garay (Injured), Gaya (Injured)

Doubtful: Diakhaby (Injured)

ATHLETIC BILBAO

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Unai Simon; Ander Capa, Yeray Alvarez, Inigo Martinez, Yuri; Mikel Vesga, Unai Lopez; Inaki Williams, Raul Garcia, Ibai Gomez; Asier Villalibre

Unavailable:

Doubtful: Benat (Injured)

KEY STATS

  • Valencia are unbeaten in their last 17 home league matches
  • Valencia are unbeaten in their last 6 La Liga matches against Athletic Bilbao
  • Valencia have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 La Liga matches against Athletic Bilbao
  • Valencia have not failed to score in their last 17 home league matches
  • There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Valencia’s last 6 league matches
  • Athletic Bilbao have lost only 1 of their last 7 league matches
  • Athletic Bilbao have won only 2 of their last 18 away league matches
  • Athletic Bilbao have only failed to score in 1 of their last 8 league matches
  • Athletic Bilbao have scored the first goal in 7 of their last 8 league matches
  • Athletic Bilbao have scored during the first half in 5 of their last 6 league matches

THE PREDICTION

Valencia are in complete disarray right now after they lost once again on Sunday and that led to the sacking of head coach Albert Celades and director of football Cesar Sanchez handed in his resignation. They are slipping out of contention for the European places after three defeats in their last four but all of those losses have come away from home. They are actually riding a 17-match unbeaten run in the league at the Mestalla and they will likely raise their performance levels now the unpopular Celades has departed. Expect a reaction and favour them draw no bet against Athletic here.

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