Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol Match Info
Match date: 30th October 2019
Kick-Off: 7:00 pm
Stadium: San Mames Barria, Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol Head to Head Record
Last 3 meetings:
8 Mar 2019 Athletic Bilbao 1 – 1 Espanyol
5 Nov 2018 Espanyol 1 – 0 Athletic Bilbao
20 May 2018 Athletic Bilbao 0 – 1 Espanyol
Matches played: 54
Athletic Bilbao wins: 14
Espanyol wins: 22
Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol Stats
- Athletic Bilbao earned just two points in their last five outings
- Espanyol come into the match after beating Ludogorets (0-1) and Levante (0-1) in two away games last week
- Los Leones haven’t beaten Espanyol since April 2017, with two losses and two draws seen in the last four clashes
Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol Match Preview
Athletic Bilbao host Espanyol for their Matchday 11 clash on Wednesday looking to finally put an end to an eight-match winless streak where they bagged just two points, now desperate to bounce and keep up with La Liga’s top 6 – already five behind 6th placed Real Madrid who have a game in hand.
Los Leones saw very narrow yet very disappointing losses to Valencia (0-1), Celta Vigo (1-0), Atletico Madrid (2-0) and only shared the spoils with rock-bottomed Leganes (1-1) and Valladolid (1-1) along the way. They’ve been tough defensively but this just wasn’t enough, which will have Gaizka Garitano looking for a fix.
Espanyol will, on the other hand, look to capitalize on such woes on the rivals’ end and they have ground to build on after beating Ludogorets (0-1 in Europa League) and Levante (0-1) in two outings last week. They’ve seen their fair share of narrow clashes but still struggled for points early in the campaign and building on the streak will be crucial.
Still, RCDE have been far from convincing in the final third and it’s questionable whether they will have what it takes to break down Bilbao’s tough defensive line (which especially came obvious at this ground). We do expect a very narrow occasion in the making but we still don’t see the visitors coming away with any points.
We will thus go for Athletic Bilbao to turn such a contest their way and we’ll stick with a Home win, which comes at 9/10 with William Hill. We’ve seen them rock-solid at this ground early in the campaign and we now hope to see them show off once again.
However, it will have to come very narrowly we feel and we hope to see them base such a success on another tough defensive display before anything else. With that in mind, we’re also backing a low-scoring clash with Under 2.5 Goals FT at 9/20 with Paddy Power, which feels like buying money for old rope.
Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol Betting Tips
Athletic Bilbao to win @ 9/10 with William Hill
Under 2.5 Goals FT @ 9/20 with Paddy Power
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