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Spartak Moscow vs Ath Bilbao Prediction & Betting tips
Intense and vertical duel will be held by Russians and Spaniards for the 16th finals of the Europa League. For this reason and knowing that there will be spaces to attack, we believe that at least 2 goals will be scored throughout the game. Remember that Spartak can take advantage of the defensive mistakes of his rival and “put” the Spaniards thanks to the encouragement of his people. If we refer to Athletic Bilbao, they can pose a good start due to their dynamic midfield style forward.
Spartak Moscow :
The Russians have played 5 friendlies in this 2018 to catch soccer rhythm, since their domestic tournament is paralyzed by the winter season. In this competition they are placed in the third position with 37 units and 7 of the leader Lokomotiv Moscow. The results of the preparatory matches have been the following: defeat 1-0 against Shanghai SIPG, fall 2-3 with Astana, draw 0-0 with CSKA Sofia, defeat 1-2 against Hebei and win 2-1 against Sparta Prague.
Spartak Moscow came to this instance of the Europa League after being eliminated from the Champions League (3rd place in their group). Acting before his people, he achieved mixed results after equalizing 1-1 with Liverpool, thrashing 5-1 against Sevilla and drawing 1-1 against Slovenian Maribor. In its domestic tournament it has registered 7 victories, 2 equalities and 1 defeat, being the best local of the competition (21 goals in favor and 8 against). On December 10 thrashed 3-0 to CSKA Moscow, this being his last duel at home.
The Spaniards come to equal 0-0 against Las Palmas at home, adding their fourth draw in their last 5 presentations. With 28 points in the general table, it is 10 of the descent. You are expected to face this key with the best you have or with some slight variations, trying not to extend your bad results.
In the Europa League, the Basques carried out a positive campaign in the group stage after adding 11 points and leading theirs with the Swedish Ostersunds. Acting away from the new San Mamés, they managed to equalize 0-0 against Hertha Berlin in Germany, draw 2-2 against the Ostersunds in Sweden and defeat Zorya 0-2 in Ukraine. For the Liga Santander obtained 3 wins, 4 parities and 5 defeats as visitors (16 goals scored and 19 received in their goal). It comes from losing 2-0 against Girona.