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ATHLETIC CLUB v LEVANTE UD

Saturday November 9th, 20.00h
San Mamés, Bilbao
Referee: Fernández Borbalán (Andalucía)

Must win if we want to stay close to the European spots.
 

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Liga BBVA Round 13: Athletic Club vs UD Levante

Let's see which Athletic we see after one of the most depressing performnaces in a long time...last weekend's in Calderón.

Valverde is trying the following lineup:

Iraizoz

Iraola - Gurpegi - Ekiza - De Marcos

Iturraspe - Beñat

Susaeta - Herrera - Muniain/Ibai

Aduriz

I hope we see some improvement, last weekend's game was very depressing...as the other game played in Madrid. It's depressing to see we're clueless against the top3.
 

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Good evening lads and Lucie.

The layers have us priced up at 8/15 to win this.

As Iribar alludes to this rather strange.Our home stats read well but by God we have ridden our luck somewhat.

Intersting that Levante are unbeaten away in their last 5 with 3 wins since and 2 draws on the road since their last defeat on the first day of the season.

They have only conceded 3 goals in those 5 games and will be bloody hard to break down.

Nothing JC would love more than to give us a bloody nose tmz.

I hate to sound like a heretic,but they can be backed at 5/1 and given our ineptitude in front of goal that could be value.

As always an early goal for us absolutely critical..some wild weather moving in for tmz.

I'm there if anyone fancy's a cruzcampo or two pre game?

Going to bed soon for early flight so give me details if you fancy meeting up...got to stay sober though tmz for Sunday christening!!..bed by 5am at the latest!
 

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cruzcampo is the worst beer ever made. Hate to say it but one of the few good things of living in madrid ( :tongue: ) is that you get mahou draft in almost every place.

Valverde confirmed that Aduriz is suffering from a pubes (i always have doubts of how to say this injury in english...) injury since the beginning of the season, and it's getting worse lately. That explains a lot of things. It seems like Guillermo might start tonight...and btw, Sola got injured again this week. :wallbang:

Players called by Ernesto Valverde:

Iraizoz, Iago.
Laporte, San José, Albizua, Iraola, Gurpegi, Ekiza.
Beñat, Iturraspe, De Marcos, Susaeta, Rico, Herrera.
Toquero, Ibai, Muniain, Aduriz, Guillermo.

Suspended: -
Injured: Sola, Balenziaga.
Out: Saborit, Morán, Etxeita.
Doubt: Laporte

19 players cause Laporte is doubt due to injury. Valverde says that if he's available he will play as starter, dont know if as CB or LB. Seems like Saborit will have to look for a team in the winter market. With such a clear lack of trust from the coach, keeping Enric and letting Aurtenetxe leave has turned to be a terrible decission. Today we will have to 'experiment' with Laporte, De Marcos or Albizua as LB.


Valverde tried this lineup in yesterday's training:

Gorka Iraizoz

Andoni Iraola - Carlos Gurpegi - Borja Ekiza - Unai Albizua

Ander Iturraspe - Beñat Etxebarria

Markel Susaeta - Iker Muniain - Ibai Gómez

Guillermo Fernández

If Guille plays (still think Toquero might have more chances) it will be a real test for a debut...playing against probably the most violent defense in the league.
 

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Starts in 10 mins:

Gorka Iraizoz

Andoni Iraola - Carlos Gurpegi - Aymeric Laporte - Óscar de Marcos

Ander Iturraspe - Beñat Etxebarria

Markel Susaeta - Iker Muniain - Ibai Gómez

Guillermo Fernández

Bench:
GK Iago Herrerin
DF Unai Albizua
DF Mikel San José
MF Mikel Rico
MF Ander Herrera
FW Gaizka Toquero
FW Aritz Aduriz

Out: Borja Ekiza
 

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