Our match prediction:
After eliminating Valencia in the Europa League knockout stages earlier in March, Athletic Bilbao suffered a 2-1 loss to Espanyol in Catalonia, but it is well known that the Lions produce much better performances at home. Ernesto Valverde’s men outclassed the likes of Deportivo La Coruna and Real Betis in previous two home games in the national championship and the Basques will be aiming to record their ninth home win at their San Mames when they take on Granada in the opening match of Sunday’s program. Los Granadinos have been in a fine form of late; they managed to escape the relegation zone, but they face an uphill task in Sunday’s football match against Athletic Bilbao. Granada defeated the Basque outfit in the reverse fixture, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge. The Lions failed to score in previous three meetings with los Granadinos, but we predict that Ernesto Valverde’s team will put an end to the negative trend.
Highlighted Team (Athletic Bilbao):
Athletic Club (mostly known as Athletic de Bilbao) is a Spanish football club from the Bask region which is playing currently in the Primera Division. The club from Bilbao is playing in the highest Spanish division since its founded in 1928 and is next to Real Madrid and FC Barcelona for a longest period of time in the Primera Division. Athletic de Bilbao used to play until 2012 in the San Mames stadium (also known as La Catedral). Since 2013 the club is playing in anew stadium. Athletic Bilbao is known for it’s rilvalry with Real Madrid. Atletico Madrid was founded by Bask students in Madrid. The old relationship between both teams is visible in the red blue jerseys of both teams.The second team Athletic de Bilbao is playing in the Segunda Division B in Spain. Athletic Bilbao won the Primera Division 8 times, the Copa del Rey 24 times, the Spanish super cup 2 times. Athletic de Bilbao didn’t won any prizes in Europe yet but managed to be the runner up in 1977 and 2012 in the UEFA cup.