Athletic Bilbao will be back in La Liga action this weekend, as they look to continue their unbeaten streak and put pressure on the sides in the top four spots. Rayo Vallecano will be their opponents this weekend, as the visitors look for a first win in four.
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Interesting action takes place in La Liga this weekend, as Athletic Bilbao look to put pressure on the sides in the top four places. Bilbao come into the weekend sitting fifth in the standings, but they are six points adrift of Barcelona, who currently sit fourth. But, the hosts will take confidence from their recent form in the competition.
Bilbao have gone four matches without defeat in the Spanish competition, winning twice over that period. However, draws have been a slight hindrance to their progression, as they have been held on two occasions over the same period. But, positives would have been taken from their recent draw, as they held on to a point against the high-flying Girona. Bilbao’s goal in that tie was netted by Inaki Williams with 20 minutes remaining.
There will be pressure on the visitors this weekend, as Rayo Vallecano look to bounce back to winning ways after failing to claim a victory in their previous four matches. However, over that period, they have picked up three draws, meaning that they have now played out a La Liga-high of seven ties in the competition this term.
A return to winning ways on Sunday could see them end the weekend as high as eighth in the standings. Last weekend, Vallecano were excellent value for a point against the reigning champions, with Unai Lopez finding the net in a 1-1 draw with Barcelona.
Athletic Club vs Rayo Vallecano Head to Head
Bilbao are unbeaten in their previous three matches with Vallecano, landing two wins over that period. The latest match between the sides ended in a 0-0 draw in March. However, Vallecano has landed just one win in the previous nine meetings between the sides in La Liga.
Athletic Club vs Rayo Vallecano Prediction
Bilbao has an excellent record in this fixture, and they have shown some excellent performances across their recent outings in La Liga. Therefore, we will be siding with the home side picking up maximum points on Sunday.
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