Athletic Club vs Las Palmas: Bilbao aim to bounce back from Girona disappointment

Athletic Club vs Las Palmas: Bilbao aim to bounce back from Girona disappointment

February 9, 2018 Off By Campbell Finlayson

Athletic Club de Bilbao host Las Palmas on Friday night looking to put last week’s defeat at Girona behind them against a Las Palmas side full of confidence after Monday’s win against Malaga.

The home side begin the weekend in 13th but could move into the top half with a win at San Mames before the rest of the sides play later this weekend. Las Palmas are now four clear of bottom of the table Malaga following their win last week and are now just three points from safety albeit with the worst goal difference in the league of -33.

The meeting between the two sides earlier in the season saw Las Palmas win their first home game of the season and just their second of the campaign thanks to a Loic Remy goal three minutes from time.

The hosts will be without Mikel Balenziaga and Iker Muniain through injury with Mikel Vesga, Xabier Etxeita, Kike Sola and Sabin Merino not in the squad.

Las Palmas have no injury worries but Momo, Javi Castellano, David Garcia, Vicente Gomez, David Simon and new signing Emmanuel Emenike are all out of the squad for the game.

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Predicted Line-Ups:

Athletic Bilbao (4-2-3-1): Kepa; Lekue, Nunez, Inigo, Saborit; Rico, Iturraspe; De Marcos, Garcia, Williams; Aduriz

Las Palmas (4-2-3-1): Chichizola; Michel, Galvez, Bigas, Aguirregaray; Etebo, Penalba; Toledo, Viera, Tana; Calleri