Only 12th in Primera, Valencia seek salvation in Europa League season. To reach the “quarters”, “bats” must overturn at home in the first leg in Bilbao handicap, 0-1 (Raul Garcia 20). They fail, however, a period too good. They lost the last 3 games, two without score and got only one win in their previous five matches in all competitions. They shared and previous two home games, both with three goals received. Moreover, Gary Neville and his students have not checked only two successes 8 dispute here, only one defensive them not being defeated. However, in the previous stage of the competition, they managed the most emphatic triumph SAESONAL, 6-0 against Rapid Vienna. Come the League, raised on its own arena two defeats and three victories in the current campaign mainland.
Athletic Bilbao presents “Mestalla” undefeated six meetings, with one draw, then 5 wins, all given a goal 3 without having taken. From last 5 trips won four, all with defensive remaining unbeaten, the previous three in a row. The Basques have scored in 12 of the 13 matches played in the current edition of EL, the other 6 matches being not empty. Both setbacks were suffered on foreign land.
Outside of the tour dispute, the two Spanish teams were also faced twice in the championship, with double winner Bilbao, 3-1 home, 3-0 “apart”. The Basques are, indeed, unsurpassed in previous direct duels 8, 4 and 4 draws successes, regardless of race. Valencia’s last triumph was in “Mestalla”, 3-2 October 2012. All-time, gathered 175 previous balance 68-41-66.
Three absences hosts, Joao Cancelo, Cherishev and Bakka, all injured. Enzo Perez uncertain and Andre Gomes. Guests do not have it available on Inaki Williams.