Athletic Bilbao and Alavés face off on the thirtieth day of the Santander League. The people of Bilbao are playing their third consecutive derby, after taking on the Real society both in the end of 2019/2020 King’s Cup postponed, as well as their match last Wednesday in the league postponed due to the final. Now, they receive a Alavés colista who has changed coach.
The team of Marcelino Garcia Toral has no time to lick his wounds after his duels before the Real society. The final of the Copa del Rey last season which was played last Saturday (0-1 for the Donostiarras), left the spirit of the Bilbao team touched, despite the fact that in just one week they have the final of this year’s Cup, where they will be measured at FC Barcelona.
In what is the reality of LaLiga Santander, the Athletic is in the middle of the table, so it does not have urgencies or in the sense of achieving the classification to play the Europa League via league (yes he will succeed if he defeats the Barcelona in the final of the Copa del Rey), nor to look towards the descent positions.
The Alaves, for its part, is experiencing an absolutely extreme situation in the season of its centenary. The babazorro set is currently bottom with only 23 points in 29 days, same loot that he has Eibar, penultimate. The Álava team fired their second coach of the season, the Pitu Abelardo, that after 10 days at the head of the team had not straightened the course of the ship.
The arrival of Javi calleja to the bench of Alaves until the end of the season it seems very important due to his experience, especially recent, with the Villarreal, where he left the Castellón team in the fifth season. After the previous coach’s problems with Lucas Perez, due to internal indiscipline problems, it will be necessary to see if the new coach has the forward, who together Joselu They are the two stilettos of the team.
In the first round, both teams met in Mendizorroza. The Alaves, at that time trained by Pablo Machín, won 1-0 thanks to a goal from Rodrigo Ely in the second half, a player who suffered a long-term injury and will be out for the remainder of the season. Interestingly, also the Athletic Bilbao at that time he was trained by another technician, Gaizka Garitano, which was replaced in January by Marcelino.
When is Athletic Bilbao – Alavés played?
The game is played today, Saturday April 10, at 16.15 hours
Where to watch Athletic Bilbao – Alavés?
The encounter can be seen by Movistar LaLiga (46) and Movistar LaLiga 1 (47), platform dials Movistar Plus. You can follow all the information about the match live on the Mundo Deportivo website.