Match Today: Athletic Bilbao vs Valencia 21-08-2022 in the Spanish League

Valencia make the trip to face Athletic Bilbao on Sunday afternoon looking to build on the perfect start to their new La Liga campaign. Meanwhile, the hosts play a second game in a row after a goalless draw with Real Mallorca. With Ernesto Valverde back in training, all Associated with Athletic Bilbao have high hopes for another strong season in La Liga. However, Valverde was frustrated in the opening match as Mallorca drew 0-0 with San Mamés.

Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao

Although the positives will be taken from getting a point on the board, Athletic was expected to benefit from the home ground and there is now a bit of pressure before welcoming Valencia. Mallorca operated a 5-4-1 system. Valencia, on the other hand, went 4-3-3 Gennaro Gattuso against Girona, even if he ultimately counted on a penalty kick after the break. Whereas Gattuso would have been a little frustrated by Victory is just by this method, however getting the most points on the board was more important as he looks to keep his new club in the top half of the table.

Athletic Bilbao and Valencia

Despite the sale of superstar Goncalo Guedes to Wolverhampton Wanderers, Gattuso may have few complaints about the club's business in the transfer market. Securing the services of Barcelona midfielder Nico Gonzalez on a one-season loan deal is a major coup for the club, and it is expected Ultimately the young player will become a mainstay in the starting line-up. Although that may not happen over the weekend, Valencia are well on their way to replacing the quality lost to last season's team, and another victory on Sunday could encourage other talents to move to Mestalla. Before the end of the summer transfer period. It is expected that Athletic will again miss defender Ingo Martinez, who is currently suffering from knee problems.