Preview: Athletic-Leganes

Everything is to play for at Los Leones as Athletic Bilbao can take another big step towards European qualification and Leganes can secure their La Liga status.

Athletic boss Ernesto Valverde on departing goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz being given a send-off: ”Gorka’s always available. If he doesn’t have any injuries and, if nothing else happens, he can play and I’ll be able to use him.

“I won’t say if I’m going to play him or not, but we’re playing for a lot and I intend to play the one that I think is better for this game.

“It’s a decisive game and I’ll try to play the team that I think is best for this match.”

Leganes boss Asier Garitano on avoiding relegation: “We’ve achieved absolutely nothing so far.

“We need a point to achieve something, and those things must be celebrated when they are achieved, not before.

“We haven’t done anything, we can only pick up points to have a chance of staying up and we’ll go for it.”

Athletic Bilbao (probable): Kepa; De Marcos, Yeray, Boveda, Lekue; San Jose, Benat; Williams, Raul Garcia, Muniain; Aduriz

Injuries/suspensions: Laporte (S) Saborit (I)

Leganes (probable): Champagne; Tito, Mantovani, Siovas, Diego Rico; Timor, Ruben Perez; El Zhar, Gabriel, Szymanowski; Guerrero

Injuries/suspensions: Omar, Robert, Serantes (I)

Referee: Fernandez Borbalan

Form guide: Athletic (L W W W W) Leganes (W L W L L)

Previous meeting: Leganes 0-0 Athletic

Kick-off time: 19:00 BST/20:00 local time

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