Las Palmas vs Athletic Bilbao
Las Palmas hosts Athletic Bilbao in a game from the 4th round of the Spanish La Liga.Las Palmas started the new season in Spain with one win and two losses. They lost two consecutive times against Valencia and Atletico Madrid, but in the last game, they won the visit to Malaga. It was a sign for some revival, but we shall wait and see how they will perform in their next game, before talking about that.As for Athletic, they started the new campaign being unbeaten in the first three rounds. The Basques shared the points with Getafe in the first round, but after that Athletic won two consecutive times against Eibar and Girona.During the week Athletic traveled to Berlin to face Hertha BSC in the first game from Europa League. The match ended in a 0-0 draw, which is fairly a positive result for the Spanish team.It’s time for some team news.Las Palmas will be without Sergi Samper in this game. The talented youngster, who is loaned from Barcelona, is recovering from a calf injury. Meanwhile, Victor Vitolo and Alfredo Ortuno are doubtful for the match because of injuries.Athletic can’t use the injured Yeray Alvarez, while Iker Undabarrene and Oscar De Marcos didn’t recover in time from their injuries. Most probably we won’t see them in action against Las Palmas.It’s no secret that Athletic Bilbao is the better team from the two, but it’s usually hard to play at Las Palmas’ ground. The away team is motivated to qualify for the Champions League this season, so they need to win as many points as possible to achieve this goal. But how they are going to do without the manager Ernesto Valverde, who left for Barcelona? We still don’t know about that. Only time will tell.