Date and Time: 3rd April 2022 @5:30 PM IST
Venue: San Mamés Barria
Athletic Club vs Elche Where to Watch?
Athletic Club vs Elche Team News:
In the absence of centre-back Yeray Alvarez, who will serve a ban after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season before the break, Athletic Bilbao will take on Real Sociedad. Following an injury setback, Inigo Martinez, a Spanish international, may be able to return to the backline with Dani Vivian, according to reports. Inaki Williams has continued to be a prominent player in the attack this season, scoring seven goals and assisting on three others in La Liga.
Elche will have to deal with several bans with the dismissal of Johan Mojica against Valencia, as well as the suspension of right-back Antonio Barragan, who received his fifth yellow card of the season. In other news, veteran midfielder Javier Pastore will continue to be out, with Omar Mascarell and Gerard Gumbau expected to partner up in the engine room in his place. Lucas Boye has had an immediate impact since joining the club from Torino in the summer, scoring seven goals in 22 La Liga outings, and the Argentine will continue to be the driving force behind the attack.
Athletic Club vs Elche Probable Playing XI:
Athletic Bilbao possible starting lineup:
Simon; De Marcos, Vivian, Martinez, Berchiche; Berenguer, Vencedor, Mesga, Muniain; Williams, Garcia
Elche possible starting lineup:
Badia; Palacios, Roco, Gonzalez, Olaza; Milla, Mascarell, Gumbau, Fidel; Ponce, Boye
Athletic Club vs Elche Betting Predictions:
Match Betting: Athletic Club win (1.44)
Elche win (8.00)
The One-Liner Explainer:
Even if these two teams have been heading in opposite ways lately, the recent break should have served as a reset for Athletic Bilbao, who will be anxious to start the season with a win. In our opinion, Marcelino’s side can turn their fortunes around and defeat Elche on their ground.