Leganes – Ath Bilbao : Preview & Prediction
After 4 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, the home team is in 6th place, having won 14 points. In the last match, they beat Malaga by 0-2, after having drawn at home in a game against Atletico Madrid by 0-0. Curiously, this is a team that has achieved better results outside of the home, having won 9 points as a visitor and only 5 in their stadium. In the last 4 home games for the league, Leganes have recorded 1 win, 2 draws and 1 defeat, having won 5 points out of 12. The defense has been in good shape and has only conceded goals in 2 of the last 8 games in this competition. In his home matches there is a tendency to few goals, since in 17 of the last 23 that played there were less than 3 goals.
Leganes started the Spanish Championship very positively, accumulating two victories, but then seems to have fallen in yield and suffered two defeats in a row, but now he lives again a good moment, being unbeaten four rounds, when he won two victories out of home. The last of them, in the eighth round, was marked by a great defensive work and also by a good volume of finals, since only the Brazilian midfielder Pires was responsible for five of them. However, the numbers of the competition show that the main responsible for this good performance has been the defensive sector, which is the least leaked, next to Barcelona, since the attack is among the least efficient. Another weak point of the team is the precision in the exchange of passes, in which case the club has the second worst average of the championship. Besides Pires, another highlight of the team is Perez, who works alongside him in the midfield.
After 3 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, the visiting team is in 11th place, having won 11 points. In the last match, they won at home (1-0), after their previous match had lost out in a game against Valencia (3-2). This is a team affected by the home factor, having won 4 points as a visitor and 7 in their stadium, with 4 goals scored and 2 goals conceded at home, against 6 goals scored and 7 suffered as a visitor. The team arrives in this match after a draw with Östersunds FK by (2-2). In the league, Athletic Bilbao won 4 points in 12 chances, after 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses in the last 4 games they played as a visitor. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 6 of the last 8 games for this competition.
Athletic Bilbao enters the field for that game a little more relieved after having managed to rediscover the path of victory in the Spanish Championship, stopping a fast that lasted four rounds, a period in which they suffered three defeats. On the occasion, the team was not much superior, and even playing at home had less possession and finalized less than the opponent, but had the clearest opportunities and managed to pierce the blockade of the Sevilla defense. The team has been standing out for the good defensive system, which has not been leaked in two of the last three games in the home. Already the offensive sector is not of the best, but has been showing some improvement, adding five goals only in the last two clashes as a visitor. The coach should keep the team at 4-1-4-1 or at 4-2-3-1, and will have to get used to the absence of Muniain, who will not return to the grasslands until 2018.
Leganes – Ath Bilbao : Betting Tips
Leganes and Athletic Bilbao face off in the Municipal Stadium of Butarque in a 9th round match of the Primera Division. In the last 3 years, there have been only 2 direct clashes between these two teams: one on 14-05-2017, which ended with a 1-1 draw, and the most recent one on 14-01-2017, which ended with a draw for (0-0). The home / away condition deserves special attention, since although this is a match between the 6th and 11th of the overall standings, this is in fact a confrontation between the 13th place in home games and the 11th place as a visitor.
Leganes – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70