Athletic Bilbao will be looking to pair their European win midweek with a first Liga victory in four against fellow strugglers Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.

Depor boss Cristobal Parralo on his main focus: “What we have to be aware of is that we play like we know how.

“That’s the biggest concern I have. From there, our opponents had a tough game on Thursday.

“I imagine there are players who didn’t play and may play on Sunday, but my primary concern is my team.”

Athletic boss Jose Angel Ziganda on his side needing a ‘rounded’ performance: “We know that it’s an important match for the table.

“We want to put in a rounded performance. We’ve done well in fits and spurts, but we still haven’t put in that type of performance.

“We’re think about having a good game and giving a better account of ourselves, like we have been away from home.”

Deportivo La Coruna (confirmed): Ruben; Juanfran, Schar, Albentosa, Navarro; Borges, Mosquera, Valverde; Cartabia, Lucas, Adrian

Injuries/suspensions: Sidnei, Bakkali (I) Guilherme, Luisinho (S)

Athletic Bilbao (confirmed): Kepa; Boveda, Nunez, Laporte, Balenziaga; Iturraspe, Mikel Rico; Williams, De Marcos, Susaeta; Aduriz

Injuries/suspensions: Benat, Yeray, Muniain (I)

Referee: Gonzalez Gonzalez

Form guide: Depor – 17th (L L W L D) Athletic – 16th (D L L L W)

Previous meeting: Athletic 2-1 Depor

Venue: Riazor

Kick-off time: 11:00 GMT/12:00 CET

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