Spartak Moscow VS Ath Bilbao ( BETTING TIPS, Match Preview & Expert Analysis )
Spartak Moscow VS Ath Bilbao ( BETTING TIPS, Match Preview & Expert Analysis )

Spartak Moscow VS Ath Bilbao ( BETTING TIPS, Match Preview & Expert Analysis )

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Spartak Moscow

February 15, 2018 18:00 -
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Ath Bilbao

PREVIEW & TIPS FOR Spartak Moscow vs Ath Bilbao

Spartak Moscow and Athletic Bilbao play at the Otkrytiye Arena in a Europa League match (round of 32). These two teams have never played before, so this will be their first direct confrontation.

Spartak Moscow Team News

The home team plays their first match in this edition of the Europa League with the intention of taking advantage of the home factor to achieve a positive result. The team arrives at this meeting after a win away with Sparta Prague by (1-2). Spartak Moscow won 6, drew 2 and lost 2 of their last 10 home games for all competitions. The team allowed their opponents to score in 7 of the last 10 games, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly as they have managed to make it 7 out of the last 10 games.

Spartak Moscow vs Ath Bilbao Stats

Spartak Moscow are on the pitch for their first official match in 2018, as all four games they played so far were friendly, losing two, winning one and drawing one. The Russian club arrives in the Europa League after failing to qualify for the UEFA Champions League, finishing third in Group E, with Liverpool and Sevilla qualifying. Already in the Russian Championship, which returns in early March, the team continues to make a good campaign, occupying the third position, with the same number of points as the vice leader. The 4-2-3-1 and 4-4-2 have been the main tactical schemes used by coach Carrera, who will probably feature Promes as a reference in the offensive sector.

Ath Bilbao Team News

The visiting team arrives in this phase of the Europa League (round of 32) after having finished the group stage in the 1st place of Group J, with 11 points won. In the last game he played for the Primera Division, he tied with Las Palmas at home for (0-0). His last away game was for the Primera Division and ended with a 2-0 loss to Girona. In the last 5 games as a visitor to the Europa League Athletic Bilbao has won 2 wins and 3 draws.

For this competition, do not lose as a visitor makes 5 games. His attack has marked regularly, since he managed to achieve in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition.

Athletic Bilbao will play their eighth match in that year, which marks the first of 2018 for the Europa League, needing a lot to improve their performance to try to surprise the Russians and thus build an advantage for the return game. The team is not in a good phase, considering that, considering all the competitions it contests, it has not won six games since its last victory took place in the first week of January, by the Spanish Championship, where now it occupies the thirteenth position. However, the team managed to qualify as Group J leader in the Europa League, although tied for number of points with Östersunds FK. The 4-2-3-1 has been the standard formation used by coach Ziganda, who should keep Aduriz as a reference in the attack.

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