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Zilina vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction and Preview

Zilina vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction and Preview

Great match to watch on Thursday in Europa League play-offs. After great success in Spanish Super Cup Athletic Bilbao takes on Zilina on away match and we expect really quality football. Athletic Bilbao scored 5 goals in two matches against Barcelona and looks like they are favorite to comfortable win on this match against Zilina. But home players don't think so, and they are eager to play very aggressive and reach positive score in front of their fans. We expect really strong football match for sure.

Having finished runners-up to Trencin in last season of Fortuna Liga, Zilina entered the Europa League in the first qualifying round. They have very quality players and lost only one game from last ten. They have five wins from last six competition games but now they will have very hard job. On the other side Athletic Bilbao are in top form. They play very attractive football and very strong football in defense line. They played 180 minutes with Barcelona and conceded only one goal. They play very strong football in defense line and usually play under 2.5 goals scored. Enjoy in aggressive playing from both sides and expect very tough football match.

Missing players

Zilina have only one missing player for this home match against Athletic Bilbao. Nikolas Spalek is suspended and he can not help his team on this very important game. All other players are fully fit and ready for this match.

On the other side Athletic Bilbao also don't have many missing players for this match. They will play without Iker Muniain who are injured. Mikel San Jose is doubtful for this match and he probably will not play from the start. All other players are fully fit and ready for this game and all of them are eager to win.

Possible starting lineups

Zilina: Volesak; Skriniar, Letic, Vavro; Pecovsky, Paur, Kacer, Benes, Skvarka; Jelic, Mihalik

Athletic Bilbao: Iraizoz; Boveda, Etxeita, Laporte, Balenziaga; De Marcos, Gurpegi, Benat, Eraso, Susaeta; Aduriz

Zilina vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction

We expect great football on match Zilina vs Athletic Bilbao on Thursday evening. Athletic Bilbao have much better players but they will have very hard job on this match. Home players will play very aggressive football and all of them are highly motivated to make positive score in 1st leg. main objective for Athletic Bilbao on this match will be playing strong football in defending and maybe we will watch 1st half time without goals. However our prediction and betting tips for match Zilina vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction: Athletic Club will win. They have much better players and for sure they will find way to score. They will win this match with nill and maybe correct score will be 0:2. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips. You can check our predictions for all Europa League matches and try to earn more money with our betting tips.

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Zilina vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction and Preview

About Bernard Budzynski

Bernard Budzynski
Bernard Budzynski is sports writer and analyst, focusing in football betting analysis. Benny is an experienced writer for all kind of news that include football leagues across Europe. His career started in December 2012 as news and betting writer for Premier League and La Liga fixtures.