LaLiga – Elche at home to Athletic Bilbao

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Next Sunday at 5:15pm GMT, on matchday 5 of the LaLiga, we will see Elche play Athletic Bilbao at Estadio Martínez Valero.

As it stands, Athletic Bilbao will go to Estadio Martínez Valero in sixth place, Elche are currently in eighteenth.

Elche require a positive result, as Athletic Bilbao go to Estadio Martínez Valero

Elche will be buoyant, following a 4-0 away win against Villarreal in their last fixture.

Also, Elche will be hopeful of shaking off the poor form that has seen them lose two matches this LaLiga season. With one point (0W, 3L and 1D), they are established in eighteenth position in the League having drawn one game and lost three games.

Elche have drawn one game and lost one game of their two League matches at home this season.

Elche will have 4 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Francisco will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of two of his Elche players.

This season’s LaLiga campaign, has so far seen Athletic Bilbao achieve seven points

A loss to Espanyol home, and then Cádiz at away is not good enough to retain a credible run of form in the LaLiga. Athletic Bilbao will see this as an opportunity to get their season back on track.

Also, Athletic Bilbao keep finding ways to win, having secured two victories in their last three meetings is astonishing this season. They currently stand sixth in the League, with seven points for a total of 2 wins, 1 losses and 1 draws having won two meetings, drawn one game, and lost one game.

Athletic Bilbao have won one game of their one League matches playing away this season.

A win in this fixture, would take Athletic Bilbao’s points from 7 to 10, so far this season.

Athletic Bilbao’s squad has depth, but even so, Ernesto Valverde is likely to be missing three of they key players when they start Sunday’s game.

Elche v Athletic Bilbao – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the two clubs have previously faced each other nine times with the tally being three wins and four draws for Elche. Also, the two sides have drawn the last two games they have had. The last time they played each other in this competition ilicitano delivered a 2-1 home win.

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