Sunday afternoon, the San Mames fills the Basque regional derby between Athletic Bilbao and Eibar.
Athletic Bilbao: Los Leones have to make do without their superstars
Athletic Bilbao had a bad week in all respects. Not only the Basques were last Monday to visit Las Palmas to see all corners of the field, the red-whites should also like to confirm the Sunday without the seasonings Aduriz and Raul Garcia. The duo was presented in the Canary Islands respectively red and the fifth yellow card of the season and is thus a suspension. Aduriz is a great striker, but also has a dark side. With nine red cards he is the at-a-days most of the field-based striker in the history of the Primera Division. Only Hugo Sanchez has ten field sites even dubieuzere reputation.
Coach Ernesto Valverde is forced to change his team. Probably winger Muniain centrally positioned at the Raul Garcia position and Sabin will have the opportunity to act as a striker. It is questionable whether they will be worthy replacements because Aduriz and Raul Garcia, normally the star players on the edge of Los Leones. It is Sunday afternoon a lot at stake, because with only two victories in the last seven rounds of play Athletic Bilbao in danger of losing touch with the Spanish second tier.
Probable lineup Athletic Bilbao
Kepa; Balenziaga, Laporte, Yeray, Boveda; Benat, San Jose; Lekue, Muniain, Williams; Sabin
Eibar: Los Armeros doing great so far
Eibar can differ reputation not match Athletic Bilbao, but with three wins in the last four rounds of play a lot better shape. Last weekend, explained the Basque Real Betis 3-1 on the rack, though we were out of that game not much wiser. namely, the visitors had been playing after fifteen minutes with ten men after a questionable red card for defender Piccini. Eibar played the numbers down situation in any case well and ran into trouble.
Eibar has 21 points from thirteen rounds of play and a provisional seventh place a great competition starts. That was the previous two seasons already the case, but in both cases dropped when the team in the second half of the season like a house of cards. It is now up to coach Mendilibar to avoid such a setback this time. In terms of football life ingenuity Los Armeros which currently beyond their means, but they know much to offset the basis of commitment and militancy. Eibar addition, it is still substantially free of injuries, that also makes with a narrow selection such as that of the red-blue a world of difference.
Probable lineup Eibar
Riesgo; Luna, Lejeune, Ramis, Arbilla; Dani Garcia, Fran Rico; Inui, Adrian, Pedro Leon; Enrich