Espanyol vs Athletic Club Betting Tips
Espanyol v Athletic Club will meet on the nineteenth day of the Santander League. The duel will be held next Sunday (18:30 Spanish time) in Cornellá where we will have the opportunity to witness a duel between a Espanyol that comes reinforced after his comeback in Copa del Rey that I have given the pass and an Athletic that adds a series of positive results that has brought him closer to the Europa League posts. Here you can check our forecasts of the Spanish league.Espanyol arrives at the match desuñes of having managed to overcome a 1-2 of the first leg against Levante, winning 0-2 in the City of Valencia. This has been very good for the team of Quique Sánchez Flores because he was not going through his best moment and surely gave him wings and confidence to face an Athletic that is enrachado. For this match the Catalan side will not be able to count the two important losses of Javi Fuego and David López, while Jairo Morillas and Adri López due to injury.
For its part, Athletic comes to the game after having won the Alavés on the last day, in a game where we saw for the first time in the season a superior Athletic and knowing what he plays. Those of Ziganda add six consecutive games without knowing what it is to lose that has made them approach the positions of Europa League and face the second round with more tranquility. The Athletic will travel to Barcelona with the confirmed casualties of Kepa, Muniain, De Marcos and Balenziaga.
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Espanyol (4-3-3): Pau Lopez, Javi Lopez, Duarte, Hermoso, Aaron, Marc Roca, Victor Sanchez, Baptistao, Sergio Garcia and Gerard MorenoAthletic (4-2-3-1): Herrerín; Saborit, Laporte, Núñez, Lekue, Iturraspe, Rico, Raúl García, Williams, Susaeta and Aduriz
Espanyol has won 4, tied 1 and lost 5 games of the last 10.
Athletic has won 5, drawn 4 and lost 1 of the last 10 games.
In the last 10 games, Espanyol have scored an average of 1.2 goals and have received an average of 1.2 goals.
In the last 10 matches, Athletic have scored an average of 1.4 goals per game and have conceded an average of 0.8 goals per game.
There have been more than 2.5 goals in 4 of the last 10 Espanyol games.
There have been over 2.5 goals in 3 of the last 10 Athletic matches.
According to the bookmakers, there is no clear favorite to get the win. We believe that it will be a very even duel between two teams that like to maintain a defensive order and take advantage of the opportunities they have with players with goals such as Gerard Moreno, Leo Baptistao, Aduriz and Raúl García. We are going to opt for the market of double chance of win or tie the Athletic because we are seeing that it has improved a lot compared to the beginning of the season, being a solid team and with quite clear ideas.
The last time these two teams met each other was last season, where Athletic won the match in San Mamés 2-0 and drew 0-0 in Cornella.
Bet Tips: Win or draw Athletic