Athletic Bilbao and Espanyol will open this Friday, March 8, the dispute of the twenty-seventh round of the Spanish 2018/2019 season. The meeting will be based on the San Mamés stadium in Bilbao. The kick-off was scheduled for 17h (Brasília time).There are 12 rounds remaining for the tournament, which leads the top four in the 2019/2020 Champions League. Who finishes in the fifth and sixth positions has the opportunity to participate in the Europa League. The relegation is reserved for the last three of the 20 participants.
Athletic de Bilbao had its growth trajectory in search of a vacancy in the Europa League interrupted in the twenty-sixth day. As a visitor, he was defeated by Valencia by 2 to 0, getting parked in 33 points (seven wins, 12 draws and seven losses). He dropped to 12th place on the Spanish league table.The situation, however, is not irreversible. The difference for Sevilla, sixth place, which closes the block of classification for international tournaments, is four points, which allows you to dream of a reaction in the final stretch.Even because the team has shown an improvement in performance as a principal. In the last five matches, he won three and drew twice at San Mamés. Still, on the whole, his performance as a home owner is not one of the best, as a result of a poor start to the season. Athletic is the twelfth in the LaLiga ranking. Of the 39 points played in his stadium, he won 21 (five wins, six draws and two losses) having scored 13 goals and suffered 12.The medical problems for Friday’s meeting are reserve goalkeeper Alejandro Remiro (still without performances in the Spanish Championship season 2018/2019); and midfielder Ander Iturraspe (two games without a goal), Lekue (without performances), Peru Nolaskoain (eight matches, two goals) and Mikel Rico (three matches without a goal).
By beating Valladolid 3-1 at home on the previous day, Espanyol not only extended to five (three draws and two wins) their undefeated series as they reached Athletic Bilbao in the score. He has reached 33 points (nine wins, six draws and 11 losses), but follows a down position on the leaderboard. It is the thirteenth place due to being disadvantaged in the tiebreaker criteria.He is also hoping to get a place in the Europa League, but comes mostly from his disastrous campaign as a visitor. It is the second worse team in that question in the Spanish Championship. Of the 39 points he played in column two, he won only eight (one win, five draws and seven losses) having scored 12 goals and suffered 21. Even Huesca, the tournament’s lantern, managed to score more (nine) in the same number of matches as a visitor.The Catalan team has their share of injury problems to deal with for the game this Friday. They are in the care of the medical department and are considered doubts for the confrontation defenders Oscar Duarte (seven matches in the Spanish 2018/2019 edition without a goal) and Naldo (five games, one goal); midfielder David Lopez (21 games, no goal); and strikers Sergio Garcia (20 games, two goals) and Pablo Piatti (20 games, one goal).
History of the matches Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol
Espanyol have won their last two matches against Athletic Bilbao. The most recent of them in the first round of the 2018/2019 edition of the Spanish Championship finished with a score of 1 to 0.
Football Prediction of the Day Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol
Equality in scoring after 26 rounds shows the technical balance between the teams. Although it shows very bad results as visitors, Espanyol shows a growth trend that faces the advantage of the field command of Athletic Bilbao and indicates the prognosis of tie as the best option for the match that gives the start in day 27 of the Spanish Championship in its 2018/2019 edition.
Bet Tips: draw