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ATH vs VIL Dream11 Team Prediction Tips for Athletic Bilbao vs Villarreal Laliga Live Score October 24

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ATH vs VIL Dream11: Athletic Club is coming off a 1-0 win against Alaves in a Basque rivalry just before the international break. They’ve just lost once all season and have a game in hand on the teams ahead of them as they sit in the top half of the standings heading into this weekend’s round of games. Villarreal lost their first Liga encounter of the season last week, losing late to Osasuna thanks to a Chimy Avila goal, while Unai Emery made a few changes ahead of their key UEFA Champions League group stage meeting against Young Boys. Only two teams have drew more times this season than Athletic, and one of them is Villarreal. The visiting side are just drawing too many games, like they were last season, and this is preventing them from mounting a credible top-four campaign, let alone title dreams. They drew 1-1 in both games last season, so another tie appears to be a foregone conclusion.

Date: October 24, Sunday
Kick-Off: 12:30 AM (IST)
Venue: San Mames Barria, Bilbao

Laliga Table:

In the current season of the Laliga, Athletic Bilbao are at 9th spot in the points table, while, Villarreal sit in the 13th place.

Watch Laliga Live:

The viewers can see the live streaming of Laliga matches in India on Voot and Jio TV.

Recent Form

Athletic Bilbao – W-D-L-D-W
Villarreal – L-W-D-W-D

Head to Head (Last five meetings)

Athletic Bilbao Wins – 01
Draws – 04
Villarreal – 00

Athletic Bilbao News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • Peru Nolaskoain and Yuri Berchiche are currently injured and will be unable to participate in this match.
  • Unai Nunez has also been injured in training and may not be able to play in this encounter.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Asier Villalibre will be looking to be back in this Saturday night clash as a substitute after recovering from an injury.

Athletic Bilbao Starting XI (Likely)

Unai Simon
Mikel Balenziaga
Inigo Martinez
Dani Vivian
Inigo Lekue
Unai Vencedor
Dani Garcia
Iker Muniain
Alex Berenguer
Raul Garcia
Inaki Williams

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Villarreal News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • Boulaye Dia and Raul Albiol have made significant improvement with their ailments, but they will not be pushed in this match.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Star striker Gerard Moreno has fully healed from his serious injury and is expected to play in this clash.

Villarreal Starting XI (Likely)

Geronimo Rulli
Alfonso Pedraza
Pau Torres
Aissa Mandi
Juan Foyth
Etienne Capoue
Manu Trigueros
Dani Parejo
Arnaut Danjuma
Yeremi Pino
Gerard Moreno

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ATH vs VIL Dream11 Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Inaki Williams is well-known for his ability to score goals in adverse situations for his side. The striker has scored two goals in La Liga this season, with a conversion rate of 32.41 percent.

Goals last season 6
Goals this season 2
Assists 0

Gerard Moreno has a high aptitude for scoring goals, with 2 goals so far this season. He could be a good choice in this match with a conversion percentage of 34.07 percent. He’ll be hoping to score goals for his squad in this match.

Goals last season 23
Goals this season 2
Assists 0

Differential Pick

For Villarreal, Arnaut Danjuma might be a big shot. He has 4 goals and an 37.42 percent pass accuracy. His conversion rate to goal is 31.98 %. He has the capacity to control the midfield for his side.

Goals last season 17
Goals this season 4
Assists 1

ATH vs VIL Dream11 Teams

GK: Unai Simon
DEF: Mikel Balenziaga, Inigo Martinez, Aissa Mandi, Juan Foyth
MID: Iker Muniain, Manuel Trigueros, Yeremi Pino
FOR: Inaki Williams, Arnaut Danjuma, Gerard Moreno

Likely Winner:

  • This is Bilbao’s first contest after the international period, so they will be refreshed, yet Villarreal will be a tough opponent.
  • Athletic Club has only conceded four goals in their eight games, but has only managed to score seven times.
  • Villarreal have struggled to convert their chances, although they did beat Young Boys 4-1 away from home in midweek. The effort did not match the result, as they gave up several decent chances to Young Boys, but it was a win that they urgently needed.
  • Both teams are struggling coming into this match, and a tie appears to be the most likely result.

Match Odds:

The odds in favour of a 1-1 draw win in this clash is 3.24.

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Jeet Ghosh

Jeet Ghosh is a Football Journalist, living and working in Kolkata with years of experience. He is a Post Graduate in Journalism and Mass Communication from Jadavpur University. Jeet is a sports lover but has a special liking for football. He has worked as a football writer with The Citizen, Sportsflashes, Sportskeeda. He follows the football leagues around the world and is somewhat partial towards Real Madrid.

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