Athletic Bilbao vs Cadiz Match Analysis & Prediction
03/02/2022 12:00 am
Cadiz will be looking to make it two wins in a row when they travel to San Mames on Friday evening to take on Athletic Bilbao.
The visitors will enter the contest off the back of a 2-0 win over Mallorca, while Athletic suffered a 1-0 defeat to Celta Vigo on Sunday and have now lost three straight La Liga games.
Athletic Bilbao secured their place in the Copa del Rey semi-finals after beating Valencia on January 26. Still, there is no getting away from the fact that Ernesto Valverde’s side is currently struggling in La Liga.
Since October, they have only won once in Spain’s top flight and picked up just two points from their last five league fixtures.
Athletic drew against Real Betis and Osasuna on December 29 and January 9, respectively, before suffering three straight league defeats to Real Sociedad, Real Madrid and Celta.
Cadiz boosted their survival hopes with a 2-0 victory over Mallorca on Saturday, moving them onto 19 points.
The result left them in 18th position, just one point behind 17th-placed Real Valladolid in the same number of matches (19).
Incredibly only three points are separating Cadiz from Almeria in 11th, with only Elche at the bottom currently cut adrift from the rest of the league regarding the relegation fight.
Athletic Bilbao vs. Cadiz Head to head
Both sides have five games against each with hosts taking three wins while visitors with two wins.
Athletic Bilbao Team News
Inaki Williams’s run of 251 successive La Liga matches ended last weekend, as the forward missed Athletic’s clash with Celta due to a hamstring problem. The Ghana international is, therefore, a significant doubt for this contest and could also miss out on Saturday’s clash with Espanyol as he continues to struggle with that injury.
Athletic Bilbao's Last 5 Matches
26/01/2023Valencia1Athletic3Copa del Rey
22/01/2023Athletic0Real Madrid2La Liga
14/01/2023Real Sociedad3Athletic1La Liga
Cadiz Team News
Meanwhile, Cadiz will be boosted by Ivan Alejo’s and Ruben Sobrino’s returns following suspensions. However, Jose Mari, David Gil, Cala, Victor Chust, Jon Ander Garrido and Joseba Zaldua will again miss out through injury for the relegation-threatened visitors.
Cadiz's Last 5 Matches
Athletic Bilbao vs. Cadiz: Odds and Predictions
3 Way: Away
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