Matchday 5: Athletic face Cadiz

Athletic Club face Cádiz CF at San Mamés in a 13:00 kick off on Saturday the 17th of September for matchday five of the 2023-24 La Liga season.

The two clubs are currently locked together on seven points in the La Liga table, in fifth and sixth places respectively, having experienced similar starts to the season.

Athletic recorded an emphatic double over Cádiz during the 2022-23 campaign, winning 4-1 at home and 4-0 away, so they will be favourites to repeat that success this weekend.

The injured trio of Yeray Álvarez, Peru Nolaskoain and Óscar de Marcos are once again expected to be sidelined for the Basques.

Goalkeeper Unai Simón returns from international duty, having played the full ninety minutes in Spain’s easy wins over Georgia and Cyprus. Nico Williams also featured in those two matches, scoring once and providing three assists, although he was forced off with a slight knock during the second encounter.

Iñaki Williams was away representing Ghana during the break and played the first sixty-nine minutes of their 2-1 win against the Central African Republic in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying. He didn’t feature in their subsequent friendly win in Liberia.