Missing Players and team news:
Athletic lost right-back Ander Capa to a knee issue halfway through their game with Atletico, so Oscar de Marcos should earn a start against Valladolid, although Inigo Lekue is another option for Marcelino. The hosts continue to cope without a trio of regulars in Yuri Berchiche, Iker Muniain and Yeray Alvarez, so it would be a surprise to see Marcelino make many chances after an impressive showing against Atletico. However, Oihan Sancet and Asier Villalibre failed to produce the goods up top, so Inaki Williams and Raul Garcia could both be rotated into the team, while the suspended Unai Vencedor should see his spot filled by Unai Lopez. Meanwhile, Valladolid will be without Athletic loanee Kenan Kodro as he cannot face his parent club, but Shon Weissman and Sergi Guardiola were expected to start up front anyway. Javi Sanchez and Pablo Hervias are reported to have trained normally on Monday and therefore should be available for the trip to Athletic, but Raul Carnero remains absent with a knee injury. Jordi Masip lost his place in goal to Roberto for the draw with Cadiz and that could be the case again here, while Marcos Andre’s spot in attack is in jeopardy as Guardiola pushes for a recall.
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