La Liga Match Preview: Rayo Vallecano vs. Athletic Bilbao

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Updated: April 28, 2014
Athletic Bilbao

Match Date: 02 May 2014 (local time)

Venue: Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas

 

Athletic Bilbao, which is currently on the verge of securing its Champions League berth faces a determined Rayo Vallecano in an attempt to make a strong finish this season.

 

Fully aware of Sevilla’s strength, the Los Leones did not allow its opponents to capitalize on any scoring opportunity. Their match ended with Athletic Bilbao scoring 3 goals and limiting Sevilla to a single goal.

 

Sevilla was Athletic Bilbao’s closest contender for the Champions League spot. Their recent victory extended their lead to 6 points and temporarily ensured their safety against Sevilla’s threat. The club’s head honcho, Ernesto Valverde is keen on securing another win to make their Champions League entry official.

 

On the other hand, Rayo Vallecano is likewise enjoying their triumphant claim for fame. Just recently, they stole the spotlight from Granada, which propelled catapulted their rank to the 9th spot of the table.

 

The Vallecanos clinched a commanding win that witnessed Granada suffered from a clean sheet while Paco Jemez’s men scored 3 goals. Awed and satisfied, the squad’s top brass described his side as “lacking in budget, but filled with football effort.” With the said victory, Rayo Vallecano have already scored an average of 2 goals in their last 4 matches.

 

Prediction: Athletic Bilbao

 

While it is true that both clubs sport an impressive team form, Athletic Bilbao is hailed as the match’s online betting favorite. The squad shall not let go of the opportunity to exploits its massive improvement this season.

 

Athletic Bilbao is pegged to win at a profitable value of 1.75 in 12BET.

 

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