Nico Serrano returns to Bilbao Athletic
Bilbao Athletic is measured today (12 hours) at Talavera de la Reina in Lezama. Imanol de la Sota, once his Covid positive has been overcome, will find his place on the rojiblanco bench after being replaced the day before by Carlos Gurpegi, his second, in the duel against Racing at El Sardinero. Coach rojiblanco will once again have the services of Nico Serrano.
The young Navarre striker, who came to play last Friday for a few minutes with Athletic against Levante after recovering from his concentration with the Spanish Under-19 team, usually shares the axis of the Bilbao branch striker with Artola since the change of system carried out on the rojiblanco side. We’ll have to wait and see what De la Sota’s intentions are in this clash in which Bilbao Athletic must score all three points to get out of the relegation zone and start to take some air in the qualifying table.
Nico Serrano was absent in the last league game due to his international commitments. Gurpegi chose Santander to play at the top with Jon Cabo and Artola. We will have to wait and see what De la Sota’s intentions are today in this regard.
Talavera arrives at Lezama in fifteenth position in the table with a sack of 12 points in as many league games played. Those coached by Víctor Cea have a road record of two wins and four losses.
Bilbao Athletic are struggling to keep their commitments at home. The Bears, in fact, have only added one home win so far. In the remaining five games, they have drawn three times and lost two.
Winning over Talavera, regardless, would see them top the table and start putting ground in the middle with the relegation zone. Engagement brings them to you. Cubs generally compete well when acting like locals, but both on offense and defense they make mistakes that end up wreaking havoc.