Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao Match Info
Date: Sunday March 3 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm GMT
Venue: Mestalla Stadium
Referee: David Medie Jimenez
Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
October 27 2018: Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Valencia
February 28 2018: Athletic Bilbao 1-1 Valencia
October 1 2017: Valencia 3-2 Athletic Bilbao
Total head-to-head league matches played since 1993-94: 51
Valencia wins: 22
Athletic Bilbao wins: 14
Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao Stats
- Athletic Bilbao have won only one of their last 11 away matches against Valencia
- Valencia are unbeaten in their last 14 home games
- They have kept a clean sheet in the latest four of those
Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao Match Preview
Two teams with terrific recent defensive records go head-to-head at the Mestalla and a low-scoring contest could enable Athletic Bilbao to return north with a point.
Valencia have been rock-solid at the back during their last six games, the only goal they have conceded in that sequence being a late equaliser for Leganes last weekend.
At home, Los Che have been especially secure and on Thursday a goal from Rodrigo sent them into the Copa del Rey final against Barcelona at the expense of Real Betis.
Still competing on three fronts, Marcelino Garcia Toral’s side also have a Europa League round-of-16 tie against FK Krasnodar coming up four days after this game having previously knocked out Celtic with a 3-0 aggregate victory.
But Athletic Bilbao should not have too much to fear based on their latest results. They have kept six clean sheets in eight matches, including against Barcelona, while winning five of those games to nil which has lifted them into mid-table on the same points total as Valencia.
The way both clubs are progressing this term, either of them could yet storm into the top four in what is a wide-open race for the last Champions League spot.
However, the likelihood here is that, based upon how strong they are at the back just now, they will cancel each other out and contest either a 0-0 or 1-1 draw.
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