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Athletic Bilbao v Cadiz Match Preview with Fantasy Predictions
Athletic Bilbao and Cadiz players in action during their La Liga match.

In this article, we will give you the best fantasy combinations, probable lineups, team news, key stats and grand league tips for the La Liga match between Athletic Bilbao v Cadiz

Match details

Athletic Bilbao v Cadiz

LaLiga

San Mames, Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain

4th February, 01:30 a.m.

Preview

Athletic Bilbao will host Cadiz at the San Mames Stadium tonight in La Liga action.

The Basque-based side was seen as one of the favourites to finish in the top four this season in LaLiga and qualify for a possible European berth the following season, but the form and winning momentum of Ernesto Valverde’s side have fallen drastically since the World Cup, and the side that was on a firm hold at the fourth spot now finds itself in ninth place, only 7 points clear of the relegation battle.

With Inaki Williams still out, the attacking responsibility would fall on his brother Nico and youngster Guruzeta, who would be looking for all three points against a relegation-battling Cadiz side if they want to keep their hopes of a possible European spot qualification for next season alive.

Cadiz, on the other hand, are coming off a 2-0 home win against Mallorca and have lost just one of their past five matches post-World Cup. They would be looking to continue the same, and a win tonight in tough away conditions against Athletic Bilbao would not only make them move out of the relegation zone but also move to the 14th spot in the La Liga points table, with only three points clear of Bilbao.

Match Prediction: Athletic Bilbao 2-0 Cadiz

Unavailable: Inaki Willias, Inigo Martinez, Ruben Alcaraz, Victor Chust, Jose Mari, Joseba Zaldua, Juan Cala, David Gil, San Emeterio, Alvaro Negredo

Key Stats

Goals:

Athletic Bilbao: Inaki Williams, Gorka Guruzeta (5), Oihan Sancet (4), Nico Williams, Alex Berenguer (3)

Cadiz: Alex Fernandez, Lucas Perez (3), Theo Bongonda (2), Rube Sobrino, Brian Ocampo, Ruben Alcaraz, Victor Chust, Alvaro Negredo (1)

Assists:

Athletic Bilbao: Nico Williams, Oscar de Marcos (3), Mikel Vesga (2), Inaki Williams, Alex Berenguer, Raul Garcia, Yeray Alvarez, Iker Muniain, Inigo Lekue, Dani Garcia, Yuri Berchiche (1)

Cadiz: Alfonso Espino (3), Alvaro Negredo (2), Ruben Sobrino, Ivan Alejo, Joseba Zaldua, Carlos Garcia (1)

Tackles & Interceptions:

Athletic Bilbao: Yeray Alvarez (46), Mikel Vesga (37), Daniel Vivian (32)

Cadiz: Alfonso Espino (46), Isaac Carcelen (34), Ruben Alcaraz (27)

Chances Created:

Athletic Bilbao: Alex Berenguer (28), Iker Muniain (27), Nico Williams, Oscar de Marcos (23)

Cadiz: Alfonso Espino (13), Ivan Alejo, Brian Ocampo (11), Alex Fernandez, Ruben Sobrino (10)

Probable XI:

Athletic Bilbao: Unai Simon; De Marcos, Vivian, Yeray, Berchiche; Vesga, Sancet; Nico Williams, Muniain, Berenguer; Guruzeta

Cadiz: Ledesma; Carcelen, Luis Hernandez, Mbaye, Espino; Bongonda, Escalante, Alex Fernandez, Ocampo; Sobrino/Lozano, Roger Marti

Captaincy Picks:

1. Nico Williams

2. Alex Berenguer

3. Oscar de Marcos

Grand League Picks:

1. Oihan Sancet

2. Theo Bongonda

3. Roger Marti

Best Fantasy Combination 1 (Head to Head):

GK: J Ledesma

Def: O de Marcos (vc), Y Alvarez, D Vivian, A Espino, I Carcelen

Mid: M Vesga, A Berenguer, A Fernandez

Fwd: G Guruzeta, N Williams (c)

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