Athletic Club vs Valencia 04/09/2015 La Liga Preview, Odds and Prediction
Valencia vs Athletic Club
Thursday 9th April 2015
The Line: Athletic Club 8/5 Draw 9/4 Valencia 9/5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sky Sports 5, Bein Sports
Game of the midweek fixtures in La Liga will see Valencia travel to take on Athletic Club in Bilbao. Atheltic Club are one of the form teams in La Liga winning five of their last six and losing to Sevilla last time out in a tough game in Seville. Up to 8th in the league the club has risen steadily since the winter break and will finish in the top half. Not an easy place to go to the Bilbao fans are passionate and create a terrific atmosphere. Aduritz and Muniain are the key men up front for Athletic Club and they will come to test themselves here against one of the best defences in La Liga in Valencia, who have had four clean sheets in their last five games.
Valencia have a tenuous hold on fourth spot in the league as they are seperated from the surging Sevilla by goal difference. Valencia know the importance of finishing this season strong and getting Champions League football. Rather than be the star man Negredo has been more of a utility man, he has only managed four goals and the team as a whole are getting contributions from all over the field as no striker has taken the mantle as lead goal scorer. Parejo, Piatti and Alcacer have been big contributers this season and with this squad Valencia look like they are back to compete for titles in the coming years.
This one should be a fiesty affair, Athletic Club always put in a performance at home and Valencia will know this is one of the toughest fixtures on their schedule for the year. But with away games against Barcelona and Real Madrid also left Valencia may feel like this is one they need to win in order to give themselves a good chance at finishing in the top four. Really tough one to call and one I cant seperate on paper. I'm taking a draw.