Match date: 20 Dec 2015
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Spanish Football
| Stake: 6/10
| Pick: 1 (-1.5 AH)
| Match result:
2-3 - Lost
Athletic Bilbao awaiting Levante in 16th round of Spanish Primera. Bilbao is currently at 9th position at the table with 21 point, they had a bad start of this campaign but later managed to fin their form. Now they are coming here after convincing victory over lower ranked Linense in 1/16 finals second leg of the Cup at home 6:0 and they progressed further into 1/8 finals. Before that Bilbao suffered defeat against Atletico Madrid in previous round of Primera. In Europa league they managed to reach knockout stage as 1st placed team in group L and now must go for a victory in order to reach higher positions in league. They had great team but it seem that they were struggling to find consistency in their game on start, now will for sure give their best to continue with great results and achieve another three points in front of their fans. Most of their defeats they suffered in matches on the road but they are now in great shape and in last 15 matches in all competitions they suffered only two defeats. Bilbao is favorite in this match and if they show performances like so far, for sure will achieve positive outcome. Defender Jonas Armalho, defensive midfielder Ibai Gomez and attacking midfielder Iturraspe won't be able to help their team in this match due to injuries, while defenders Elustondo, Inigo Lekue and Eneko Boveda will probably stay out of action due to a minor injuries.
Levante on the other side are in very bad shape, they are at last position at the table with only 11 points from previous 15 rounds. So far they achieved only two victories over Gijon and Villarreal, while most recently were eliminated from Cup by Espanyol. They are totally out of the track and it will be very hard for them to keep their Primera status for the next season. Levante has negative record in duels against Bilbao, in last four matches suffered four defeats and judging by their for it seems almost impossible for them to set up different outcome here. Previous season Levante ended at 14th position at the table and they would be more than satisfied to repeat that result but how the things stands at this moment they won't be able to get out of the relegation zone. They must try to consolidate their squad and improve their performances, they are now participating only in league and must try to end their series of bad results. Levante is now facing against very unpleasant opponent and they would be satisfied to at least stay undefeated here. As for absent players, defenders Angel Trujillo and Nikos Karabelas and forward Casadesus will miss this match due to injuries.
Bilbao is favorite here, they are in great shape and for sure will give their best to achieve positive outcome in order to reach higher positions at the table, while Levante seems almost desperate, they are at bottom of the table and it will be very hard to avoid defeat against very strong and confident Bilbao, I believe that hosts will achieve convincing victory here in front of their fans.