Thanks to shend for this preview!
Bilbao are quite pumped up for this one, and they had a lot more time to prepare, the fatigue is in our disadvantage for this one. Anyway, here is the list of the called players for tomorrow’s ’4th place derby’:
Beto, Javi Varas; Coke, Diogo, Fernando Navarro, Alberto Moreno, Fazio, Pareja, Carriço, Iborra, M’Bia, Trochowski, Rakitic, Vitolo, Marin, Reyes, Jairo, Gameiro y Bacca.
I would go with this formation, considering the return leg against Valencia in Mestalla:
Coke – Fazio – Pareja – Moreno
Iborra – Carriço/M’bia
Reyes/Jairo – Rakitic – Marin
We really need our captain for this one, as much as I want him rested and fresh for the Italian Job against Valencia next Thursday…. while for Bacca maybe we could allow some slack.