Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 20 May 2018
Kick-Off at 15:15 UK / 16:15 CET
Venue: San Mames Barria, Bilbao.
Espanyol look to have caught the wanted shape winning three and drawing one of last four league ties, but such form came a bit too late for the Budgerigars to challenge European football next term. They still sit at the disappointing 14th place ahead of the last round of Primera Division. Can the Catalans finish the season with a streak of five games without a defeat?
The Catalans are in massive form favourites ahead of the clash with Athletic Bilbao, but the Basques can be a very tough nut to crack on their day at San Mames Barria. They proved it in the previous outing on the home patch when Athletic defeated the in-form Real Betis side 2-0 two weeks ago. However, the win came in between three convincing defeats in other fixtures, each of which saw the Lions conceded three goals.
Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol: Head-to-head
Espanyol were the more successful side in the history of meetings with Athletic Bilbao, but most of their wins came in Cornella de Llobregat.
At San Mames, the Lions won 10, drew 10 and lost just 5 of 25 meetings with Espanyol.
None of last three H2H games produced three or more goals.
This term’s clash at RCDE Stadium saw teams sharing the spoils in a 1-1 draw.
Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol: Prediction
Bilbao revealed plenty of defensive holes of late caused by the lack of motivation which is why we would not be surprised to see Espanyol’s in-form attacking line exploiting these to the max.
The Budgerigars bagged four goals in a demolishing victory over the rock-bottomed Malaga last weekend and they could well be in position to score loads here when they are to play the outfit which conceded three goals in three or last four league matches.
We’ll thus go for the value and chase Espanyol not to lose at the odds of 1.85 as well as the visitors to net at least two goals in the game at the sky-high 3.00 odds.
Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol: Bet Tips
- Espanyol or Draw Double Chance @ 1.85
- Espanyol Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 3.00.