Athletic Bilbao – Rayo Vallecano
Athletic Bilbao hosts Rayo Vallecano in a game from the 32th round of the Spanish La Liga. Let’s take a look at this fixture at the San Mames Barria on Sunday afternoon.
Athletic started the season a litte bit shaky, but with time they managed to improve. The Basques are currently 8th in the league with 43 points and a record of 10 wins, 13 draws and 8 defeats. In its last five games the club from Bilbao won three games, made one draw and suffered one defeat.
This defeat came in the previous round against Getafe at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez. The home side scored the only goal in the game in the 78th minute, when Angel put the ball in the net after an assist from Portillo.
At this moment Athletic are just 3 points behind the 6th Valencia, so the Basques have a very realistic chance to qualify for the next edition of Europa League. But they need a strong performance until the end of the season in order to achieve this goal.
Meanwhile Rayo Vallecano are in a very dangerous position at the moment. They are 19th in the standings with 27 points and a record of 7 wins, 6 draws and 18 defeats. Paco Jemez’ team is fighting for survival, but right now Rayo are on 3 points behind the 17th Real Valladolid and the safe zone. Still, this gap is giving them chances to reach their goal and keep their place in La Liga.
In their last game Rayo Vallecano finally enjoyed another win, beating Valencia with 2-0 at home. Raul de Tomas opened the score against Los Che, while Mario Suarez made it 2-0 at the end of the game.
That’s what we had to say about the La Liga clash between Athletic Bilbao and Rayo Vallecano at the San Mames Barria.