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Barakaldo vs Ath Bilbao Prediction & Betting tips
The Berizzo team starts as a favorite to win the match due to the great difference in level between one team and another. For this reason and even when both tables are immersed in the preseason, we believe that the “Lions” have the category and the necessary hierarchy to handle the ball more, specify a pair of goals and win the game by one or two goals of difference As minimum. Remember that your rival is being totally renewed, being able to affect the exit of all his figures and the reconstruction process that he is currently experiencing.
It is no secret to anyone that staying in Segunda B is complicated for any squad. Therefore, it should not surprise us that the processes begin, end and renew in a short time. Barakaldo is living this experience in his own flesh and must start from scratch for the 2018-2019 season. After leaving all his figures, the goal of the leadership and coach Aitor Larrazabal is to sign several players to serve to maintain the category one more season (Marcos Morales, Oscar Prats, Jon Agirrezabala, Carlos Marc Martinez, David de Paula, Raúl Hernández , Álvaro Barbosa, Fran García). At the moment the absences that will be most missed will be those of Ander Vitoria and Sergio Buenacasa, elements that scored 31 of the 50 goals converted by the team throughout last season. Other players who have also started are Cerrajería (captain), Son, Jurgi, Oteo and Olaortua. They stayed in the institution Sergio García, José Picón, David Cuerva and Xabi Galán, as well as Viorel Boian and Rubén González.
Continuing with the analysis you should know that Barakaldo fulfilled an acceptable campaign in the previous tournament of the Second Division B, after placing in the sixth position with 63 points in total (16 wins, 15 matches and only 7 falls). That yes, it was not enough for him to sneak into playoff positions, to be 10 of Athletic Bilbao B (4th place). As a local in Lasesarre, the team did not lose a single game in the last season, becoming the only undefeated of all the participants in this condition (12 wins and 7 draws, scoring 36 goals and conceding 8 on their fence). The goal for the 2018-2019 championship is to maintain this defensive strength at home, which will be tested against a high quality team (first division). The next friendlies of the squad will be against Racing Santander, Bilbao Athletic, Amurrio, Real Sociedad B and Portugalete.
Athletic Bilbao :
The “Lions” are immersed in a tough preseason that aims to allow them to fight for great things in the 2018-2019 season. To achieve this goal, the management hired Argentinian Berizzo due to his experience in Spanish football (Celta de Vigo and Sevilla). The goal of the new coach is to recover the mystique of the team after a bad campaign under Ziganda (16th place with 43 points). According to estimates by the coach, the bielsista philosophy will be present, one that already triumphed in the institution a few years ago when Marcelo Bielsa was the coach of the club. The work has been demanding, because under this football model pressure is essential.
Another goal of the Argentine coach is to raise, emotionally and footballingly, several elements of the squad that played last season. The team in general was not there and several players were below their usual level. The medium-term goal of the Basques is to return to European positions and qualify for the Europa League. They come to play against Amorebieta his first friendly official, this being the second to play (triumph 0-3 after winning 0-1 the initial stage). Later it will clash against Duisburg in Germany, against Real Sociedad in the classic, against Hannover and against Augsburg. In all these comparisons, Berizzo technician aims to implement its vertical and direct proposal, trying that the new signings adapt very well to the backbone that remained of last season.
Both teams already met less than a year ago under the framework of a friendly (October 2017). On that occasion, they equalized two goals per side, after winning Athletic Bilbao 0-2 partially in the first half. The discount arrived in the first minutes of the complementary stage and the final parity in discount time.
Barakaldo vs Ath Bilbao head to head matches
11.10.17 CF Barakaldo Ath Bilbao 2 : 2