Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol Match Info
Match date: 8thMarch 2019
Kick-Off: 8.00pm GMT
Stadium: San Mames Barria, Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol Head to Head Record
Last 3 meetings:
5 Nov 2018 Espanyol 1 – 0 Athletic Bilbao
20 May 2018 Athletic Bilbao 0 – 1 Espanyol
14 Jan 2018 Espanyol 1 – 1 Athletic Bilbao
Matches played: 53
Athletic Bilbao wins: 14
Espanyol wins: 22
Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol Stats
- Athletic Bilbao joined the top 6 chase mainly for consistency at this ground
- Espanyol haven’t suffered a loss since late January and the Copa del Rey exit to Real Betis (3-1 in extra time)
- Periquitos bagged a narrow 1-0 win over Bilbao in front of the home crowd this term
Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol Match Preview
Athletic Bilbao host Espanyol for their Matchday 27 clash looking for a return to the winning ways after a comfortable 2-0 loss at Valencia, where only a late goal from Kevin Gameiro made it so. They have been more challenging at home ground and will now hope to show off such a character once again.
Los Leones have bagged three wins and a draw in their last four home outings and kept clean sheets on all of those occasions, as they shut down Sevilla (2-0), Real Betis (1-0), Eibar (1-0), and Barcelona (0-0) and climbed the league table to just four points behind the top 6.
Espanyol come into the match on the back of a great 3-1 win over Real Valladolid and extended a five-match unbeaten streak, where they also beat Rayo Vallecano (2-1) and held off Villarreal (2-2), Valencia (0-0), and Huesca (1-1) along the way.
Periquitos have had more troubles turning clashes their way on the road and haven’t done so since October, with four draws and seven losses on the records. This will feel more worrying for the travelling fans and seeing their men concede 13 goals in six trips adds to a belief Bilbao will have a lot to work with on the day.
We will thus back Athletic Bilbao to turn this one their way narrowly and we’ll go for a Home win at 10/11 with bet365, as Gaizka Garitano’s men take revenge for a 1-0 loss suffered at RCDE Stadium earlier this term.
However, we expect another very narrow occasion between the sides and it would be nothing strange for either side, as we go for Under 2.5 Goals FT as a banker bet at 8/13 with bet365. We’ve seen two or fewer goals in all of the last five head-to-head clashes and this looks like further evidence for such a bet.
MORE: Get all of our La Liga tips and in-depth previews right here. Alternatively, you can move on to our Under 2.5 tips and find more of the low-scoring contests looming!