Espanyol – Ath Bilbao : Preview & Prediction
A striking game this Sunday is the one that will hold Espanyol and Athletic Bilbao for a new date of the Santander League.
In my opinion, there is no clear favorite on this occasion, as the two teams are even and irregular in their actions. For this reason and knowing that the “parakeets” usually reap adjusted results in their stadium, we advise you to play a few euros a pure draw. Remember that the Basques, despite their defensive problems, tend to compete as visitors thanks to their vertical and intense style.
Take into account that Espanyol defeated Málaga 1-0 as a visitor at the Rosaleda, reaching 2 consecutive wins in the competition and 23 points in the general standings. Thanks to this mini positive streak, the team was able to get away from the drop and breathe easier. As it is already known, it is still an easy-going but somewhat irregular one when managing the times of its matches.
On the other hand do not forget that the box “parakeet” has added various results in his stadium, after winning 5 games, match another and lose the remaining 3 he played (9 goals for and 6 against). It comes from losing 0-2 to Valencia, defeating Getafe 1-0, losing 0-1 to Girona and beating Atlético de Madrid 1-0.
Continuing with the analysis you should know that Athletic Bilbao defeated Alaves 2-0 at home and added 24 units in total. The team has taken a good run of results, adding 2 draws and 3 wins in their last 5 presentations (2 consecutive). His goal is to maintain this regularity and thus sneak into Europa League posts.
To finish we tell you that the Basques have registered different scores as visitors, after winning 3 matches, matching another 2 and losing the remaining 4 that played (13 goals in favor and 14 against). They come to equal 2-2 against Deportivo, to beat 1-2 to Levante and to overcome 0-2 to Betis.
Against this background I play for equality because of the following reasons: First, because the two teams are irregular in their actions, and it is feasible for the ball to alternate and the chances of a goal. Of course, they have what it takes to recover from a hypothetical initial disadvantage. Second, because Espanyol is a competitive but unreliable local team. And third because Athletic Bilbao is a combative and intense squad when it acts as a visitor, with its goal being to be more balanced in defense. Faced with this reality and knowing that two football styles will clash, we believe that the game can end 0-0 or 1-1 after the final whistle.
Espanyol – Ath Bilbao : Betting Tips
Espanyol – Win Odds: 2.65
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70