Our match prediction:
Valencia have been producing thrilling performances of late. Thanks to a 4-0 win over Rapid Wien, los Che extended their winning run to four matches in all competitions and, as a result, coach Garry Neville is likely to keep his job. Valencia have been scoring goals for fun of late and they will be looking to move a little closer to the European places with a victory over Athletic Bilbao. The Basques did well to make it to the Europa League last 16 on Thursday evening, but they do not seem to be at the top of their game at the moment. The Lions suffered a heart-breaking 1-0 loss to Real Sociedad in the local derby at the weekend and, taking everything into account, we predict that the visitors will return home empty-handed. When the two sides met at San Mames earlier this season Athletic Bilbao recorded a 3-1 win over Valencia, meaning that los Che are hungry for revenge.
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.