Match date: 06 Dec 2015
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Spanish Football
| Stake: 7/10
| Pick: 1 (-1 AH)
| Match result:
0-0 - Lost
Athletic Bilbao welcoming Malaga in 14th round of Spanish Primera. Bilbao currently occupies 8th position at the table, they have been struggling to find their form on start of this season but now are coming to this match after three consecutive victories, while in last 11 matches suffered only one defeat against Granada on the road. They are playing great at home and so far suffered only two defeats in front of their fans, against Real Madrid 1:2 and Barcelona 0:1. Bilbao ended previous season at 7th position at the table and they reached Europa league group stage by eliminating Slovakian Zilina in final round, and now after five rounds are at 1st position in group L with twelve points and already won their placement into knockout stage. Most recently in their last match, Bilbao managed to defeat Lover ranked Linense in first leg of 1/16 finals of the Cup on the road 0:2. Bilbao is in great shape and they will for sure give their best in this match and achieve another victory in front of their fans in this campaign. Defender Jonas Ramalho is injured and he will miss this match, also defender Aymeric Laporte is suspended after he got straight red card in last round of Primera, while appearances of attacking midfielders Muniain and Ibai Gomez are in doubt due to minor injuries.
Malaga on the other side is in very bad form, they have failed to win in last five matches, most recently they were defeated in first leg of 1/16 finals of the Cup by lower ranked Mirandes 2:1. They are currently at 18th position in relegation zone with 10 points from previous 13 rounds, they achieved only two victories, got four draws and suffered seven defeats. Malaga scored only seven goals, less in entire league while conceded 13, they had lacked of accuracy and must improve their goal scoring skills in order to keep their Primera status and get out of the relegation zone. Malaga has negative record against Athletic Bilbao, in last five duels they celebrated only once, suffered two defeats and got two draws. Malaga ended previous season at decent 9th position and they dropped their form in second part of previous season and still are struggling to find it. They seems totally out of the track and it will be very hard for them to stay undefeated against very strong and unpleasant hosts. Malaga must try to consolidate their squad and improve their performances, otherwise they won't be able to keep their Primera status, they have failed to score in last six matches away from home. Defender Flavio Ferreira and defensive midfielder Ignacio Camacho won't be able to help their squad in this match due to injuries while defensive midfielder Fernando Tissone is suspended.
Athletic Bilbao is favorite in this match, they improved their shape in comparison to a start of this campaign and also found consistency in their game, for sure will go for a victory here and continue with their great offensive football, while Malaga dropped their form in previous season and still are out of the track, they celebrated only two times in this campaign, bot h times at home and there are really small odds that they will earn some points here, I expect convincing victory of Bilbao.