Valencia will be hosting Athletic Bilbao in an exciting La Liga clash at The Estadio de Mestalla on Saturday.
Valencia will be aiming for a better outcome in this match after their 1-3 loss in the Copa del Rey against Celta Vigo. Valencia dominated the game with 63% possession and made 20 attempts on goal, out of which 5 were on target. The sole scorer for Valencia was Pepelu, who found the back of the net in the 29th minute. On the other hand, Celta Vigo had 15 attempts at goal, with 6 of them being on target. Luca de la Torre scored in the 13th minute, while Tasos Douvikas netted twice in the 18th and 80th minutes (respectively) for Celta Vigo.
Los Ches have conceded goals in 5 out of their last 6 matches, allowing a total of 6 goals during that period.
Athletic Bilbao will enter this encounter after securing a 2-0 victory over Alaves in their latest Copa del Rey match. Athletic Bilbao dominated the game with 64% possession and made a total of 13 attempts on goal, out of which 6 were on target. The goalscorer for Athletic Bilbao was Villalibre, who scored in the 28th and 60th minutes. On the other hand, Alaves had 8 attempts at goal, with 3 of them being on target.
The Lions have netted a total of 12 goals in their previous 6 matches. Remarkably, they have found the back of the net in each and every one of those games. Throughout this period, they have only conceded 1 goal.
Valencia will have to perform exceptionally well in order to break through the solid defense of Athletic Bilbao. We anticipate that Athletic Bilbao will manage to score at least 1 goal on the counter, making it a challenging match for Valencia overall. In conclusion, we predict a close battle in favor of Athletic Bilbao.
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Valencia CF vs Athletic Bilbao Game Information
- Date: 01/20/2024
- Time: 12:30 PM ET
- Location: Mestalla, Valencia, Spain.
- How to Watch Valencia vs Athletic: ESPN+
- Live Stream: fubo.tv