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Espanyol vs Ath Bilbao Prediction and Betting Preview 25 Jan 2020

Here's our Espanyol vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction analysis: Espanyol vs Ath Bilbao PredictionEspanyol vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction and Preview for Saturday's La Liga fixture. The RCDE Stadium is expected to be buzzing when Espanyol play host to Athletic Bilbao in a crunch La Liga clash at Barcelona on Saturday afternoon. Expect a thrilling encounter between these two Spanish sides as they tussle for maximum points.
Match status: 2019/20 La Liga - Matchweek 21
Venue: RCDE Stadium (Barcelona)
Espanyol have been mediocre this season, sitting rock bottom of the standings, a whopping four points deep in the relegation zone. Bookmakers have already tipped them as overwhelming favorites to make the relegation drop at the end of the season.

Having amassed a measly 14 points from a possible 60, it is fair to say that Abelardo’s men have been the worst side within the cluster so far this season.

With Bilbao in dire need of points at the moment, this fixture against the Periquitos could not have arrived at a better time. Count on the visitors to edge out the game fairly comfortably.

Espanyol vs Athletic Bilbao Team News

Espanyol picked up what was only their third win in the La Liga so far by taking down Villarreal on the road last week. Despite being reduced to ten men post the restart in that latter matchup, the hosts huffed and puffed to post a 2-1 scorecard at the last blast of the whistle.

At the moment, the home team are still stuck to the bottom of the ladder with no more than fourteen points in the bag.

On the other hand, Athletic Bilbao are currently dwelling in the top half of the ladder. However, the guests have not had a taste of success in any of their last five La Liga fixtures, the most recent of which, saw them held to a 1-1 draw at home by Celta Vigo.

Furthermore, the visitors have just one measly win to boast of from their outings so far. Taking into account that the guests have not secured the bragging rights in any of their past five trips here either, Athletic Bilbao’s chances of coming away with the win are certainly looking bleak.

Having said that, it is also worth mentioning Espanyol have been branded as the worst home team in the cluster. Given that they have salvaged just a point in three of their last four games here, a double chance is sizing up to be the safest punt this week.

In addition, Espanyol have conceded more goals at home than any other side on the table. They have not shown any conviction in retaliating either and have scored just nine goals so far.

Meanwhile, Athletic Bilbao have not been keen on racking up the goal scoring charts on the road. As of now, they have found the back of the net just seven times in their outings.

Taking into account that all of their past three h2h meetings here have also featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts, expect no more than a goal or two at the most in this one as well.

Injured or Suspended Players:

Espanyol: Sébastien Corchia, Javi López.

Athletic Bilbao: Óscar De Marcos, Unai López.

Pre-Match Odds:

Espanyol - 2.52
Draw - 3.00
Athletic Bilbao - 3.28

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Espanyol vs Athletic Bilbao Predictions

This is expected to be a very low-scoring affair between two sides that approach games very cautiously. However, knowing how awful their opponents have been this season, Athletic Bilbao might approach the game in a more positive manner, than they usually do.

With Espanyol looking to get their game back on track and the visitors struggling in recent weeks, a low-scoring draw looks in order here. The safest punt here might be a double chance in favour of the visiting contingent.
Our Betting Tip:
X2 @ 1.59
Correct Score:
Espanyol 1-1 Athletic Bilbao @ 5.45
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