Spartak Moscow vs Athletic Bilbao: In one of the several matches taking place this Thursday, counting towards the Europa League’s round of 32
The local side Spartak Moscow and the visiting side Athletic Bilbao face off in the city of Moscow, at the Otkrytiye Arena, on a match between two teams that will meet for the first time officially.
The home side comes into this match after a poor performance in terms of the Champions League’s group stage.
Where they ended up being one of the teams with more goals conceded on the competition and only having 1 win on the 6 matches they have played, even having a fragile Maribor on their group E.
The team is in fact having a season to forget (or was, so to speak), already not having great chances to reconquer the Russian title, although they have managed to improve their domestic results recently, with 5 consecutive victories.
Still, and given the winter break of their league, the team might resent itself upon a Bilbao that didn’t get any time to rest.
As for the visitors, they are making a campaign well below the expectations so far, with the possibility of the Basque manager being sacked still on the table, such is the team’s poor performance globally, especially in the league.
In terms of the Europa League, the team managed to do well in general, but having on that loss with Zarya, at home, the big stain of their European path. The team is on a bad moment of form, without winning for 5 consecutive matches.
Spartak Moscow vs Athletic Bilbao – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Given the Basques’ poor moment of form, the Russians’ winter break and the weather forecast.
I think this will be a close match with little to no goals.
|Under 2.5 Goals||