Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol Prediction & Match Preview

Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Wednesday, 30 October 2019
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Estadio San Mamés (Bilbao).

Both teams are struggling at the moment. While Bilbao had begun their campaign on a high note, Espanyol doesn’t even have that to boast of and is rightfully placed at the bottom of the table. With either squad suffering at the moment, the home advantage definitely will play a role in determining the outcome of the tie.

Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The Budgerigars recorded the previous two clashes.
  • 22 of the former 26 overall wins went to the teams that had home advantage.
  • The last time these two met, the spoils were shared with a 1-1 scorecard.
  • Nine of the previous twelve wins at this stadium went to the hosts.
  • Eight of the preceding ten clashes at this venue had goals at either end of the pitch.

Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol Prediction

Pablo Machin’s men are placed 19th in a table of 20 at the moment. They have so far recorded a total of just two wins and five goals all through this campaign. In addition, only two units in total have conceded more goals than this side, and they are on a stretch where they have recorded just four wins from their previous thirteen straight ties.

Meanwhile, their counterparts Bilbao, despite their off-form right now, have still remained unbeaten in 12 of their former 15 overall games and repeated the feat in 16 of their preceding 17 home ties. In fact, they even won five of their prior seven appearances in front of the home crowd and found the back of the net in 17 of their last 19 matches here.

On the basis of current form, where Athletic comes out the better comparatively, and home advantage, the win should belong to the Lions. However, recent h2h clashes have generally been favorable to Espanyol, and they are desperate to get right back into action after their long series of unimpressive displays.

Finally, just the last day, Machin’s men had recorded a 0-1 win on the road against Levante and will be targeting a good display on the road this match-day too.

Likely, BTTS holds great potential as these two take the pitch.

Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol Betting Tips

  • Athletic Bilbao to Win @ 1.75 (3/4)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 2.40 (7/5).