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Athletic Bilbao receives a visit from Rayo Vallecano on Sunday afternoon in its own San Mames. Both teams are heading towards a blistering final phase of the competition and need the points hard.
Athletic Bilbao lost 1-0 last week to Champions League-candidate Getafe and thus failed to seize sixth place. The last seven rounds therefore promise to be incredibly exciting for the Basques, who, with their current eighth place, still have to rise at least two places in order to win European football.
That Athletic Bilbao may even dream of the Europa League again is actually a small miracle, because in the first half of the season the red and white dangled consistently in the tail of the standings and the fans even feared relegation. However, since trainer Gaizka Garitano is in charge in San Mames, things have improved a lot. Los Leones are doing particularly well for their own audience, because the last home defeat in La Liga dates from October last year, when the Argentinian Eduardo Berizzo was on the couch. Under Garitano, the Basques are still undefeated in their own home.
Rayo Vallecano recorded a massive win last week, as the English say so beautifully. Thanks to goals from Raul de Tomas and Mario Suarez, Valencia defeated 2-0 and saw a series of seventeen games without defeat. Thanks to this much needed victory, Rayo Vallecano can hope to retain his body again. The Madrilenians are still in penultimate place, but the safe seventeenth place with three points behind is suddenly within reach again.
The self-confidence is back in the Vallecas after a bad series of seven defeats in a row that cost the then coach Michel. “I am pleased,” said new coach Paco Jemez, who managed to score four points in his three duels with Rayo Vallecano. ‘Not only with the win over Valencia, but also with the game of my team. I am convinced that we will play safe. ” Much will depend on deep striker Raul de Tomas, the absolute best player of this team.
Ath Bilbao vs Rayo Vallecano head to head matches
24.10.18 LL Rayo Vallecano Ath Bilbao 1 : 1
10.04.16 LL Ath Bilbao Rayo Vallecano 1 : 0
29.11.15 LL Rayo Vallecano Ath Bilbao 0 : 3
22.02.15 LL Ath Bilbao Rayo Vallecano 1 : 0
24.09.14 LL Rayo Vallecano Ath Bilbao 2 : 1