Östersunds FK and Athletic Club join forces at Jämtkraft Arena in a game for this UEFA Europa League phase (Group Stage). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, since they have never faced before.
The home team reaches this 3rd day of Group J in 1st place, with 6 points conquered, after 2 wins. In his first game in this group stage he won away against Zorya Luhansk, by (0-2). In the second day, won at home against Hertha BSC by (1-0). The team arrives at this match after a victory at home with Örebro by (3-0). Östersunds FK won 4 of their last 4 home games for the UEFA Europa League.
In this competition, he won the last 4 games he played at home. His attack has marked regularly, since he scored at least one goal in each of the last 8 matches for this competition. The team does not usually have problems opening the scoring: it scored the first goal in 7 of the last 8 matches for the UEFA Europa League, of these 7 reached the break in lead in 1 and managed to maintain the lead until the end of the 90 ‘in 5. In the last 5 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period in the spotlight: he scored 4 of his 6 goals in the minutes (16’-30 ‘).
The home team is the first isolated group, with six points, then making their third game for the competition and before their fans will be of paramount importance to make the field command prevail and look for the three points in this confrontation. The team in the current season has presented excellent quality, because in the last ten matches they were defeated in only one opportunity, being that in the last party managed a victory against Orebro, by the marker of 3×0. The Ostrasunds have as a great weapon the offensive sector, since it has scored goals in most of its matches, then, if it maintains the efficiency should not have difficulties to leave of field with a positive result.
Ath Bilbao :
The visiting team reaches this third day of Group J in 3rd place, with 1 point conquered, after 1 tie and 1 defeat. In their first game in this group stage tied off against Hertha BSC by (0-0). In the second day, lost at home against Zorya Luhansk by (0-1). The team arrives at this match after a victory at home with Sevilla by (1-0). In the last 10 matches played as a visitor for all competitions, Athletic Club won 4, tied 3 and lost 3. In 12 games, only managed 1 comeback in all five matches in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period in the last 8 games as a visitor for all competitions: he scored 4 of his 10 goals in the minutes (61’-75 ‘).
Athletic Club dispute one of the main European national leagues, the Spanish championship, but this season has not presented a quality football, since it is in the fourth position of the group, with only one point conquered. Therefore, returning to act outside their domains, it will be essential to seek at least a tie in this showdown, as they will need to improve their performance to yearn for at least one place in the next phase of the competition. The visiting team had been making a great campaign in the first games, but their defense has left to be desired, since in the last seven matches conceded goals in five.
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