Athletic Bilbao vs. Las Palmas Preview – Prediction, Team news, Lineups

In-form Athletic Bilbao aims to continue their unbeaten streak of 10 competitive matches as they host Las Palmas on Wednesday.

The visitors, displaying resilience, have managed to avoid defeats in their last four games across all competitions.

Match Preview

Athletic Bilbao comes into the game with immense momentum, having won six and drawn three of their last nine matches across competitions.

Their recent 2-0 win against Atletico Madrid elevated them to fifth place, a mere three points away from the top four.

Athletic Bilbao’s home form has been impressive, having remained unbeaten in their last eight league matches at San Mames, scoring a total of 24 home league goals – the highest in La Liga this season.

Las Palmas, currently performing above expectations, sits comfortably in the top half of the table.

Despite being winless against Athletic Bilbao in their last four encounters, Las Palmas has collected 25 points this season, defying relegation predictions.

Las Palmas’ recent 1-1 draw against Cadiz extended their unbeaten streak to four matches. Although they have the second-best defensive record in the league, their last away victory against Athletic Bilbao dates back to October 2000.

Team News

Athletic Bilbao will likely miss Oscar de Marcos due to an ankle injury, alongside Yeray Alvarez, Dani Garcia, and Inigo Ruiz de Galarreta. However, Iker Muniain might return to the squad after recovering from illness.

Las Palmas will be without Alberto Moleiro due to a shoulder issue and Kirian Rodriguez, suspended following his fifth yellow card.

Fabio Gonzalez remains sidelined with an ankle problem, while Julian Araujo is doubtful due to a knock.

Predicted Lineups

Athletic Bilbao: (4-2-3-1)

Simon;

Lekue, Vivian, Paredes, Berchiche;

Prados, Herrera;

I. Williams, Sancet, N. Williams;

Guruzeta

Las Palmas: (4-3-3)

Valles;

Suarez, Coco, Marmol, S. Cardona;

Munoz, Perrone, Loiodice;

Park, Pejino, Munir

Prediction: Athletic Bilbao 2-1 Las Palmas

Athletic Bilbao, showcasing a strong home record, is likely to secure a victory against Las Palmas, who face a challenging away fixture.

Despite Las Palmas’ recent form, Athletic Bilbao’s home advantage might prove decisive, securing them a win to conclude the calendar year.

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