Espanyol vs Athletic Bilbao Free Betting Tips
The match that closes the eleventh round of La Liga, Espanyol vs Athletic Bilbao, announces an interesting one for several reasons. There are two teams with very good home and away games this season. In addition, there’s been over twenty years since the visiting team failed to win in Barcelona in the championship. The match will be played on Monday at 22:00.
Espanyol: current form, latest results, statistics
Espanyol ranks 5th in the standings with 18 points. He has not been in such a situation in La Liga. In recent years it has been commonplace in the middle area, sometimes even below.
After 10 rounds of play, it is the only team in the first league to win all matches played at home. He has not lost even one point. Barcelona came to Valencia, Eibar, Villareal and Levante. It is worth noting that he has only received one goal in the four games.
Recent results have been somewhat normal:
28.09.18 Vallecano vs Espanyol 2-2
07.10.18 Espanyol vs Villareal 3-1
21.10.18 Huesca vs Espanyol 0-2
26.10.18 Valladolid vs Espanyol 1-1
01.11.18 Cadiz vs Espanyol 2-1 (Copa del Rey)
He has 5 consecutive non-defeat matches in La Liga, series interrupted by that defeat in the cup. But in Cadiz was used a team that lacked the usual holders. It is known that in Spain the cup meetings are round-trip, so no chance to move forward is lost.
Borja Iglesias (video) remains the most formidable player of the hosts with 5 goals scored and 2 decisive passes. It is worth mentioning that 4 of the 5 goals were scored in the last 4 stages.
Athletic Bilbao: current form, latest results, statistics
Athletic Bilbao remains one of the most dangerous teams in La Liga. Already there is a great deal of pressure for success after not winning the debut at La Liga.
After 10 matches he is ranked 16th in the standings, with only 10 points. It is in a difficult situation, which has come from many results of equality. He has 7 draws and only Valencia manages to overcome it with one more. As they are paid less, hence the situation in the ranking.
It is worth mentioning that he has not lost any of the 4 matches played away. He played in Barcelona, Eibar, Betis and Vallecano. In all he managed to enroll at least once. In Barcelona and Sevilla was the team that opened the score and led in the game with 1-0, respectively 2-0.
Let’s see the last 5 meetings:
29.09.18 Barcelona vs Bilbao 1-1
05.10.18 Bilbao vs Real Sociedad 1-3
21.10.18 Eibar vs Bilbao 1-1
24.10.18 Vallecano vs Bilbao 1-1
27.10.18 Bilbao vs Valencia 0-0
Athletic did not play in the cup at mid-week, and had more time to prepare for this meeting.
It is not a 0-0 team. Has 11 goals scored and 15 received. Open up the game and enter it from the beginning, without barricading in defense.
Iker Muniain, 4 goals scored, is the best teammate. It is worth mentioning Inaki Williams with 2 goals scored and 2 decisive passes, and Raul Garcia with a goal scored and 3 passes decisive.
Espanyol vs Athletic Bilbao: probable teams and unavailable players
Espanyol (Probable Line up)
Diego Lopez, Javi Lopez, David Lopez, Mario Hermoso, Didac Vila, Sergi Darder, Marc Roca, Esteban Granero, Pablo Piatti, Borja Iglesias, Sergio Garcia
Coach: “Rubi” Joan Francesc Ferrer Sicilia
Injured: Herman Perez
Athletic Bilbao (Probable Line up)
Iago Herrerin, Oscar De Marcos, Yerai Alvarez, Inigo Martinez, Yuri Berchiche, Dani Garcia, Raul Garcia, Iker Muniain, Markel Susaeta, Aritz Aduriz, Inaki Williams
Coach: Eduardo Berizzo
Injury: Inigo Lekue
Espanyol vs Athletic Bilbao: Direct Matches
There are 166 direct meetings between the two, with a winning score of 70-64. But Bilbao has not won in Barcelona since January 1998. Since then, 20 games have been disputed, with 13 hosts’ successes and 7 outcomes.
Espanyol vs Athletic Bilbao: Football Betting Tips
Statistically, would it be the time for Bilbao to stop this series of 20 unbeaten matches in Barcelona. As he could show in the cup, where he always won on the opponent’s field, the last time in March 2015. I do not think Bilbao will be able to win even now, because Espanyol plays excellent at home. Anyway, the game is announced to be a strong one.
Betting Tips: Double chance 1x and over 1.5 goals