Bielsa without five for Betis test

Athletic Bilbao boss Marcelo Bielsa will be without five key players for Sunday’s clash with Real Betis at San Mames.

Both Fernando Llorente and Javi Martinez have been left out of the Argentine’s squad with doubts surrounding their futures at the club, while Iker Muniain, Fernando Amorebieta and Jon Aurtenetxe are all out injured.

Bielsa did not want to reveal his line-up for the game, although he did let slip in training on Saturday that ‘the workouts indicate my formation’.

This would mean no change in goal with Gorka Iraizoz between the sticks, while the defence would consist of Andoni Iraola, Carlos Gurpegui, Mikel San Jose and Inigo Perez.

Ander Iturraspe, Ander Herrera and Oscar de Marcos will occupy the midfield engine room with Isma Lopez and Markel Susaeta out wide, leaving Aritz Aduriz as the lone striker.

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