Atl Madrid – Ath Bilbao 09.05.2012
Europa League 2011/2012 final match in Bucharest, pretend to be the match of the season for myself.
I expect great spanish game with good, fast football and lot of goals.
Both teams played great for some time and have great individuals which can make a difference if this is gonna be their night. Atletico still hopes participation in the Champions League after they beat Malaga at home 1-0 and thus reduce the advantage of only 2 points. However, now is the time to devote to the Europa League final against Athletic Bilbao, who gather sympathies from football funs all over the Europe, with their games this season. Simeone did a great job with this team and he have full squad for tonight. With Falcao and Adrian upfron, I don’t have any doubt that we can expect goals from “The Mattress Makers”. Juanfran, Diego and Turan will also make a lot of problems to Bilbao’s deffense line. Atletico Bilbao was greatest surprise of the season for me. They played excellent football and I realy enjoyed watching them.
Match: Atl Madrid – Ath Bilbao 20.45h
League: Europa League
Our prediction: over 2 goals Odds: 1.50
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Marcelo Bielsa has rested several players for the top priority match. Goalkeeper Iraizoz, Oscar de Marcos and Fernando Llorente weren’t in the team. Javi Martinez was also absent through suspension, while Fernando Amoribenta and Iker Muniain were slightly injured. Athletic won only three times in Primera since they eliminated Manchester United in the Champions of Europe. “The Lions” will play in this competition next year, as they are qualified for the Cup final, but They are living their dream and will do their best to take european crown. Llorente will probably leave club at the end of season and I belive that he would like to take some greater honour before leaving. I said that I expect great football, fast with lot of moving and probably, ball will often change sides. Both teams have excellent attackers, but not so great deffensive lines, so we could see big field fight and few goals.