In the next fixture of La Liga, Athletic Bilbao is locking horns with Las Palmas on their home turf at 1:30 AM (IST) on February 9th. This is by all means would be a nail biting contest since both the teams know the importance of winning this fixture of the game. For the home team, it would be a difficult task since they failed to register a win in their last four games and for the away team it is a matter of saving their head from being relegated.
When: February 9, 2:00 AM IST
Where: San Mames Stadium, Spain
Head to Head Encounters: (6 matches)
Athletic Bilbao Won – 2
Las Palmas Won – 2
Not decided – 2
Kepa (GK), Alvarez, Martinez, Nunez, Lekue, Iturraspe, Rico, Garcia, Marcos, Williams, Aduriz
Chichizola (GK), Macedo, Navarro, Galvez, Aguirregaray, Viera, Penalba, Etebo, Toledo, Calleri, Gil
Athletic's long unbeaten run came to an end last weekend against Girona, with Ziganda's tactics coming under question once again in a very disappointing performance. Los Leones, however, last lost at home in La Liga back in October to Barcelona. Since then, they have gone five matches without defeat and have kept three clean sheets. Las Palmas have won two of their last three games in the Spanish top flight, but both victories came at home. They have won one of their last 29 La Liga away fixtures.