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VIL vs ATH Dream11: A key battle in the race for top six spots in the La Liga table will take place at El Madrigal on Saturday, as Villarreal host Athletic Bilbao.

The seventh-placed hosts currently sit one place and one point better off than their visitors while they come into the game on the back of a victory over Bayern Munich in their Champions League quarter-final tie.

Athletic Bilbao make the trip aiming to leapfrog their opponents after an important victory in their push for the top six.

While Marcelino‘s men have impressed at various points throughout the season, they have often struggled for consistency and went into a recent meeting with Elche having lost two and won one of their previous four league outings.

 

VIL vs ATH La Liga Match Details

Date: 9th April, Saturday
Kick-Off Time: 10:00 PM (IST)
Venue: El Madrigal

 

La Liga Table

Villarreal – 7th Position

Athletic Bilbao– 8th Position

 

Watch La Liga Live

You can catch the action live on Jio TV and on Voot.

 

Recent Form

Villarreal: L-L-W-L-W

Athletic Bilbao: W-D-L-W-L

 

Head to Head (last 5 meetings)

Athletic Bilbao have come out on top on 4 occasions in the last 5 with one game ending in a draw.

 

VIL vs ATH Dream 11 Prediction Details

Villarreal Team News

Injury Report, Unavailability, Expected Changes and Strategy 

  • Villarreal will remain without Alberto Moreno due to an injury, while Boulaye Dia was also ruled out of the Bayern Munich clash, although exciting winger Samu Chukwueze was fit to feature off the bench after a scare of his own.
  • Arnaut Danjuma added to his impressive season with the only goal in that match, and he will continue to lead the line, now boasting 14 goals and four assists in 29 appearances across La Liga and Champions League action this term.
  • He will likely be joined by Spanish international Gerard Moreno, while the likes of Dani Parejo, Francis Coquelin, Etienne Capoue and Tottenham Hotspur loanee Giovani Lo Celso will battle for spots in midfield

 

Villarreal Starting XI (Likely)

Geronimo Rulli

Juan Foyth

Raul Albiol

Pau Torres

Pervis Estupinan

Yeremi Pino

Dani Parejo

Gio Lo Celso

Samuel Chukwueze

Gerard Moreno

Arnaut Danjuma

 

Athletic BilbaoTeam News

Injury Report, Unavailability, Expected Changes and Strategy 

  • Key Athletic Bilbao defender Inigo Martinez will remain sidelined through injury, while Dani Garcia may also continue to miss out alongside Inigo Lekue.
  • However, they will welcome Yeray Alvarez back from a suspension, easing Marcelino’s defensive issues slightly.
  • Alex Berenguer will continue to operate on the wing after his goal last time out, with talismanic captain Iker Muniain likely playing on the opposite flank and Inaki Williams leading the line.

 

Athletic Bilbao Starting XI (Likely)

Unai Simon

Oscar De Marcos

Daniel Vivian

Yeray Alvarez

Yuri Berchiche

Alex Berenguer

Unai Vencedor

Mikel Vesga

Iker Muniain

Oihan Sancet

Inaki Williams

 

Villarreal vs Athletic BilbaoDream11 Team

GK

Geronimo Rulli

After a brilliant performance against Bayern, Rulli will be more confident than ever going into this game.

Clean Sheets Saves Goals conceded
12 56 23

 

DEF

Raul Albiol

A wall in defence, Albiol has now found the form that made him one of the best defenders in La Liga last season.

Tackles Won Passes completed % Interceptions
14 88.1 31

 

Daniel Vivian

Vivian has shown that he is capable playing at the highest level and helped his team fight for a spot in the top half of the table.

Tackles Won Goals Interceptions
17 2 28

 

MID

Arnaut Danjuma

Growing in reputation with every game, Danjuma has established himself in La Liga and with his goal against Bayern last Tuesday, even in the Champion’s League.

Goals Assists xG
8 3 10.6

 

Alex Berenguer

Berengeur scored his second goal of the season in the last game and looks pumped to control the game in the middle against an inspired Villarreal.

Goals Assists Passes completed
2 6 69.7

 

ST

Gerard Moreno

Moreno hasn’t been able to feature as much as he would like this season but has still managed to score 8 goals in 15 appearances for the yellow submarines.

Shots per game Assists Shots on target
8 2 12

 

Inaki Williams

Williams though had a great start to the season now finds it difficult to get on the scoresheet regularly. He will try to take any chances that come his way.

Goals Assist Shots per game
7 3 2.8

 

 

Goalkeeper: G. Rulli

Defenders:  J. Foyth, R. Albiol, D. Vivian, Y. Berchiche

Midfielders: A. Danjuma, Y. Pino, A. Berenguer, O. Sancet

Attackers: I. Williams, G. Moreno

 

Who will win today’s football match?

  • Villarreal come into this game off 2 consecutive defeats to teams in the lower half of the table.
  • But a surprising win in the Champion’s League gives them hope for the rest of the season.
  • Bilbao on the other hand have finally turned their season around and moved up the table after a poor start to their campaign.
  • This can end in a stalemate with either teams winning by a margin of 1 goal, if we have a winner.

 

Odds to Win

Odds in favour of Villarreal Win 7/5

Odds in favour of Athletic Bilbao Win 9/4

Odds in favour of a Draw 12/5

 

 

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