ATH vs GEF Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Athletic Bilbao vs Getafe Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
When: November 25, 04:30 PM, IST
Where: San Mamés Stadium
ATH vs GEF Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Athletic Bilbao will be aiming to move out of the relegation zone when they play host to Getafe in a La Liga match at San Mamés Stadium, in Bilbao, tomorrow on Sunday evening (IST).
As of now, Athletic Bilbao remain one of the candidates to get relegated from La Liga, and it’s quite baffling to even think about their current apathy. It was not long when the Basque were rubbing shoulders with the very best in Europe, competing in both Champions League as well as in Europa.
However, things have taken a downward trajectory in the last few campaigns and there could be many reasons for that; the sale of key players and the reluctance to spend the money on talented players.
At this moment, Athletic are 18th in the league table but could move out of the bottom three if they manage a win against Getafe, something they should aim and be confident about as they have not lost a home game against their visitors in this match since 2012.
This season, Bilbao have won just once, and are winless in their last 11 league games coming into this match; pathetic return and bad enough to make them play La Liga B next season.
Getafe, on the other hand, are near about on the level which fetched them an outstanding finish last season. The club from Madrid finished at 8th in League, with 55 points and this was their 2nd best finish to a top-flight campaign in their football history and best also since 2009-10 when they shocked everybody with a 6th placed finish.
No doubt, this is a tiny club and will always be living in the big shadows of two powerhouses clubs in Madrid; Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid; for the time immemorial, and avoiding relegation remains a priority target for manager José Bordalás. But the club knows how to survive, having spent life in top division from 2004 to 2016 when they were relegated after finishing 19th in the league.
At this moment, the visitors are 9th in the table and sit just 6 points away from top-4, having played a game less than Alaves.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Athletic Bilbao – L D D D L L
Getafe – L W W W D L
ATH vs GEF Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Athletic Bilbao vs Getafe Team News:
Injured – Yeray Alvarez and Mikel Rico remain sidelined for the hosts.
Suspended – Twenty-eight-year-old Spanish left-back Yuri Berchiche is suspended for the hosts after he was sent off against Atletico Madrid.
Questionable – No player has been listed as questionable.
Note: Atheltic’s struggle, to some degree, could be blamed to the uncertainty of some players in the squad. Iker Muniain’s future was always a big issue but the 25-year-old Spanish has signed a new contract without a buy-out clause and that’s a big and a good news for Bilbao in many weeks. He is expected to start from the off.
Aritz Aduriz could find himself on the bench with manager showing faith in Inaki Williams.
Also, Mikel Balenziaga is expected to play at the left-back as Yuri is suspended.
Key Players – Williams, Muniain
Injured – Markel Bergara is the most notable absentee from Getafe’s matchday squad for this match.
Suspended – Bruno Gonzalez was sent off in the 0-1 home loss against Valencia and will be unavailable for selection.
Questionable – Noen at this moment.
Note: Djene missed last game through suspension and will be available for selection in this game, he will replace Gonzalez at the back.
Key Players – Maksimovic, Molina
ATH vs GEF Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Athletic Bilbao– Herrerin (GK), Balenziaga, Martinez, Nunez, Marcos, Jose, Etxebarria, Muniain, Susaeta, Garcia, Williams
Getafe– Soria (GK), Suarez, Cabrera, Dakonam, Antunes, Ndiaye, Arambarri, Maksimovic, Portillo, Rodriguez, Molina
ATH vs GEF Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Athletic Bilbao may have been enduring their worst ever since the turn of this century but there is optimism exuding out of Sam Mames at this moment after the loss against Atletico Madrid. That was the result where they should fight, more than just the survival instincts. Also, Iker Muniain has signed a new long-term contract, giving the club a tad bit stability.
A home win is our call.
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