Athletic Bilbao vs Spartak Moscow: In one of the several matches taking place this Thursday
of the 2nd leg of this Europa League’s round of 32
The local side Athletic Bilbao and the visiting side Spartak Moscow face off at the San Mamés Stadium, in the city of Bilbao, on a match between two teams that will meet again on this 2nd leg after the Spaniards’ 3-1 victory on the 1st match in Moscow.
The home side is making a campaign well below what was expected and what were the suggested objectives, and there are already some rumours about the dismissal of their current manager (and how much they miss Valverde, after his magnificent job in recent years).
The team is on the bottom half of the league table and they shouldn’t be able to achieve qualification for next season’s European competitions.
In terms of results, they are coming off a negative streak, only getting 1 win on the last 7 matches played.
As for the visiting side, they are making a campaign well below the one they’ve made last season, being close to elimination on this Europa League after having been eliminated from the Champions League as well, while also being far from conquering the title in the Russian league.
The team, after the winter break, is coming off a loss, after a 2-month break in terms of official matches.
Athletic Bilbao vs Spartak Moscow – Betting Tip and Prediction:
After a match that was expected not to have a lot of goals that ended up having plenty and on a knockout tie that seems practically decided, due to the Russians’ disadvantage, allowed at home.
I see a slower match here, with the Basques managing their advantage, while Spartak tries to swim against the tide, but without much success.
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