Our prediction for this Europa League match:
The current number 1 in group L of the Europa League Athletic de Bilbao will visit AZ Alkmaar in the AFAS Stadium for the second game of the group stage. Athletic was able to beat the German FC Augsburg while AZ was unable to beat Partizan Belgrado and lost unfortunately with 2-3. Athletic de Bilbao is favorite for a victory against AZ Alkmaar because the team simply has a better team and a bigger budget. The only way AZ Alkmaar will be able to stunt is to focus on the counter attack. The AZ Alkmaar fans would love to see their team win their first game in this Europa League edition.
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 its rivalry 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.