After reaching the Copa del Rey semi-finals in mid-week, can Athletic Club Bilbao start to address their waining league form?
On Thursday night, goals from Iker Muniain, Nico Williams and Mikel Vesga saw Athletic beat Valencia 3-1 at Mestalla in the Copa.
The Lions reached back-to-back Copa finals in 2020 and 2021, beaten in both, and are now one two-legged tie away from another trip to Estadio de La Cartuja.
In contrast to this, Ernesto Valverde’s team are winless in four league games, losing each of the last two, beaten by Real Sociedad and then Real Madrid.
On the road, Athletic are winless in La Liga since 11 September, so will they change that here?
Celta de Vigo meantime start the weekend in the relegation zone, also in desperate need of points.
O Celtiña were beaten 1-0 by Mallorca last Friday night, so have won just one of their last 11, this coming against bottom of the table Elche.
So, can Carlos Carvalhal’s team claim a much-needed win at Balaídos?