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| On Apr 28, 2021 2:58 PM IST

ATH vs VLD Dream11 Tips for Athletic Club vs Real Valladolid La Liga Fixtures 28 April


ATH vs VLD Dream11: Real Valladolid travels to Basque county to take on Athletic Bilbao in La Liga. Bilbao lodged a massive dent in Atletico Madrid’s title hopes as they ended their 8-game winless streak with a 2-1 win. They will continue pushing for a top-half finish in the league with a result against Valladolid. The away side haven’t won a game since the first week of March. They find themselves in the relegation zone, just 1 point from safety. Although they do have a game in hand. They go into this game on the back of a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Cadiz.

Date: 28th April, Wednesday
Kick-Off: 10:30 pm (IST)
Venue: San Mames, Bilbao

La Liga Table: Athletic Club is 10th in the league with Real Valladolid in 18th.

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Recent Form
Athletic Club: DDLDW
Real Valladolid: DLLDD

Head-to-Head (last 5 meetings):
Athletic Club – 2
Draw – 1
Real Valladolid – 2

ATH vs VLD Today Match Prediction Details

Athletic Bilbao News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

• Defenders, Ander Capa, Peru Nolaskoain and Yuri Berchiche, are all sidelined with injuries.
• Midfielders, Oier Zarraga and Iker Muniain, will be unavailable through a meniscus injury and hamstring injury respectively.
• Unai Vencedor picked up his 5th yellow card against Atletico Madrid and will be suspended for this game.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

• The injured Capa will be replaced by Oscar de Marcos in defence as Unai Lopez starts over the suspended Unai Vencedor.
• Inaki Williams and Raul Garcia will return to the lineup to spearhead the attack.

Athletic Bilbao Starting XI (likely)

Unai Simon (GK)
Oscar de Marcos
Yeray Alvarez
Inigo Martinez
Mikel Balenziaga
Alex Berenguer
Dani Garcia
Unai Lopez
Jon Morcillo
Inaki Williams
Raul Garcia

Real Valladolid News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

• Raul Carnero continues to be the only absentee for this game with a knee injury.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

• Saidy Janko will return to the lineup as Luis Perez makes way at right-back.
• Roque Mesa will be back in contention as he will replace Michel Herrero in the centre of the park.
• Shon Weissman partners Sergi Guardiola in attack.

Real Valladolid Starting XI (likely)

Roberto (GK)
Saidy Janko
Joaquin Fernandez
Jawad El Yamiq
Lucas Olaza
Oscar Plano
Roque Mesa
Ruben Alcaraz
Fabian Orellana
Shon Weissman
Sergi Guardiola

Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Alex Berenguer – Berenguer has picked up 8 goals and 3 assists this season and kicked off the scoring in the 8th minute against Atletico Madrid. He has created 35 chances, succeeded in 26 dribbles and dispatched 14 shots on target. The Spanish international has also whipped in 22 accurate crosses.

Inaki Williams – The 26-year-old has picked up 10 goal contributions (5 goals and 5 assists) this season. He has created 33 chances and 16 shots on target. Williams is a very fast player and is a great dribbler, having completed 32 successful dribbles at a 56% completion rate. The Spaniard will be a huge threat to Valladolid throughout the game.

Differential Pick

Oscar Plano – 8 goal contributions (4 goals and 4 assists) in the season so far and bagged the opening goal against Cadiz in their last game. He has created 24 chances and completed 60% of his attempted dribbles. Playing on the right flank, Plano has a shot conversion rate of 50%, scoring 4 of his 8 shots on target. He was also excellent in their game against Cadiz and put in a man of the match performance.

ATH vs VLD Dream 11 Teams

Goalkeeper – Simon
Defenders – de Marcos, Balenziaga, Janko, Olaza
Midfielders – Orellana, Berenguer (C), Plano
Forwards – Garcia, Williams (VC), Weissman

Likely Winner:

The ATH vs VLD Today Match Prediction will be a crucial one for Real Valladolid as they seek to leave the relegation zone. It will be a tough game as Athletic Bilbao are coming off the back of a great victory. Bilbao, on the other hand, will be rather unaffected by the game in terms of league standings. But it comes down to a matter of pride and the players will not want to lose this one. Sergio Gonzalez’s men will be looking for his 6th win of the season but even a draw will be enough to move them to safety.

Suraj Shivshankar @Srj1511

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