Leganes vs Athletic Bilbao
Spain – Primera Division
Date: Wednesday, 24th April 2019
Kick-off at 19.30 UK/ 20.30 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Butarque (Leganes).
Bilbao is in possession of the final European spot and needs to defend it for the next six match-days. One good thing going for them is the bad form of Alaves, who lies just below them in the table. If the team is in the mood to overachieve, they are just six points away from a spot in the Champions League.
Leganes is at home, and that will be their major motivating factor in this tie. With 18 points left to play for, they need to make up a difference of five to make it to the Europa and considering that they are taking on a direct-rival for a place in the continent, the match is crucial.
Leganes vs Athletic Bilbao Head-to-head (h2h)
- The teams at home hold a 100% unbeaten record.
- Three of the last four ties saw Bilbao finding the back of the net.
- The reverse fixture of this tie saw Athletic recording a 2-1 home win.
- The last three encounters in a row returned a definitive result.
Leganes vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction
H2h ties clearly show that the teams at home have an upper hand. As the season is winding to a close, more than ever, Leganes needs to take advantage of their home status and try to take something positive out of their efforts all through 2018-19. Never has a team at home suffered an h2h loss – which means Leganes enjoys a 100% unbeaten record at home against Bilbao.
Also, they are unbeaten in their last five games, and in 12 of their last 13 at home. Meanwhile, Bilbao had lost three of their last five away ties. On the basis of these, expect the hosts to keep true to the trend, and avoid a loss at any cost.
But there’s more to the story though. Bilbao is in the seventh spot and has a credible chance to make it to the Europa. All they need to do is not lose out on their current spot. Moreover, they scored two or more goals in their last two h2h encounters, and in five of their last six overall ties.
Expect goals to come from either side of the pitch this Wednesday.
Leganes vs Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips
Double Chance: Leganes or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).