Thursday 3 Aug

Ath Bilbao vs Din. Bucuresti Match Preview

02 Aug 2017 Keith M. INTERNATIONAL CLUBS: UEFA Europa League, Qualification
INTERNATIONAL CLUBS: UEFA Europa League, Qualification

Athletic Bilbao

  • W
  • D
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  • L
  • D

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Kick-off
18:45 GMT
03 August 2017

Dinamo Bucuresti

  • L
  • W
  • L
  • D
  • W

Kick-off
18:45 GMT 03 August 2017

The Athletic Bilbao vs. Dinamo Bucuresti match will be played on Thursday, August 3, at the San Mames Barria Stadium, Bilbao. This is the second leg of UEFA Europa League third qualifying round. The first match played in Romania ended in a 1:1 draw.

STATS

  • Athletic Bilbao is currently in a series of three matches without a defeat. They won two friendly games in the last couple of days, but we must say that they played against Spanish lower tier clubs.
  • Dinamo Bucuresti defeated Viitorul by 1:0 on the road in the third Romanian Liga I round. They are currently fourth on the table with six points.

HEAD TO HEAD

Apart from the game last week, these teams haven't played against each other so far.

Head to head matches: Athletic Bilbao - Dinamo Bucuresti

27.07.2017 UEFA Dinamo Bucuresti Athletic Bilbao 1:1

ATHLETIC BILBAO

Athletic Bilbao was defensive minded in Romania, and they recorded an excellent result. The Spanish team had to be careful since they haven't played a competitive game in the past several months - Primera Division starts much later than the Romanian first league. However, with the strike from Laporte in the first half, they got what they wanted from the first game and now every victory in the second game will lead them to the next qualifying phase.

Latest matches: Athletic Bilbao

27.07.2017 UEFA Dinamo Bucuresti Athletic Bilbao 1:1 D
22.07.2017 Club Athletic Bilbao Real Valladolid 1:2 L
21.07.2017 Club Club Brugge Athletic Bilbao 0:2 W
17.07.2017 Club Athletic Bilbao Fenerbahce 0:0 D
15.07.2017 Club FC Sion Athletic Bilbao 0:2 W

DINAMO BUCURESTI

Dinamo's primary goal is to fight for the title in the domestic league, and if they qualify for the Europa League, that can be a nice bonus for them. Rivaldinho, the son of former Barcelona star Rivaldo, scored the only goal for them in the first match. They still hope they can eliminate famous Spanish club, but it is easier said than done - Athletic has an excellent result after the first game.

Latest matches: Dinamo Bucuresti

30.07.2017 Liga FC Viitorul Constanta Dinamo Bucuresti 0:1 W
27.07.2017 UEFA Dinamo Bucuresti Athletic Bilbao 1:1 D
23.07.2017 Liga Dinamo Bucuresti FC Botosani 0:1 L
15.07.2017 Liga Juventus Colentina Bucuresti Dinamo Bucuresti 0:3 W
05.07.2017 Club Dinamo Bucuresti FC Anzhi Makhachkala 0:1 L

SUMMING UP!

Dinamo will have to attack since if they fail to score a goal, Athletic Bilbao will certainly go through. They have several talented players, but it is hard to believe they could eliminate Athletic.

About the author - Keith M.

Dedicated tipster with five years of experience. Devoted Arsenal fan and sports writer.

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