Espanyol VS Ath Bilbao ( BETTING TIPS, Match Preview & Expert Analysis )
PREVIEW & TIPS FOR Espanyol vs Ath Bilbao
Espanyol and Athletic Club are facing at RCDE Stadium, in a match for the 19th day of the First Division. At this stage, the history of direct confrontation is favorable to the home team, which has 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 5 games. However, the last time they met at this stadium was on 06-11-2016, in a match for Primera División, which ended in a draw for (0-0).
Espanyol Team News
After 6 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses, the home team is in 14th place, having won 23 points. In the last game, he beat Malaga by 0-1, after having won 1-0 at home in a game against Atletico Madrid. The team arrives at this meeting after a win away with Levante by (0-2). For the championship, Espanyol won 16 points out of 27, after 5 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses in their last 9 games at their home stadium. In the matches played in their championship stadium, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-0, which occurred in 5 of their 9 matches. His attack has scored regularly, as he has managed to achieve in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In his home games for this competition there is a tendency towards few goals, since in 7 of the last 9 that disputed there were less than 3 goals. In 18 games in this event, he suffered the first goal 8 times and never managed to return to the result.
Espanyol vs Ath Bilbao Stats
Espanyol start for this motivated game after having made progress in the King’s Cup, winning the Levante away from home by 0-2. We should point out that Espanyol are having a good time in the league, having recorded two consecutive victories, one against the second Atletico Madrid. In this game against Athletic Bilbao, coach Quique Flores should align the team in 4-4-2, benefiting the possession of balls and the attacks supported: Granero and Jurado are responsible for creating and organizing the offensive process. Gerard Moreno is Espanyol’s top scorer so far with 7 goals scored. For this game the coach can not count on Mata, Morilla and Adrián Lopez, all injured.
Ath Bilbao Team News
After 6 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses, the visiting team is in 8th place, having won 24 points. In the last game, he beat Deportivo Alavés at home (2-0), after winning the previous game in a game against Real Betis (0-2). For the championship, Athletic Club won 11 points in 27 chances, after 3 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in the last 9 games they played as a visitor. In 18 games in this event, he suffered the first goal 7 times and never managed to return to the result.
Athletic Bilbao come to this game with a 2-0 win over Alavés at home, adding to their second win in the league. The moment of the Basque team is very positive and currently only adds one defeat in the last ten games played. In this away game, coach Cuco Ziganda is expected to play in 4-2-3-1 favoring fast attacks, especially through runners: Susaeta and Williams are very fast and competent in the defense-attack transition. On the other hand, the Spanish veteran Aritz Aduriz is the great highlight of Athletic Bilbao with 7 goals scored. For this game the coach can not count on Muniain, Kepa and Balenziaga, all by injury.