ATH BILBAO VS ESPANYOL PREVIEW & PREDICTION
The Basques leave slightly as favorites due to the field factor and especially because they remain intense and offensive despite their irregularity in the new San Mamés. However, if we consider that they will try to repeat the fact against Betis a short time ago, we believe that the triumph of the “Lions” is interesting to bet. Of course, the process can be fought for the improvement of the “parakeets” as visitors (2 wins in a row).
Athletic Bilbao :
The Basques lost 3-1 to Alaves as visitors, staying with 43 points in total. The team has not been regular throughout the championship, costing it to be balanced between the lines. His goal is to close the championship well and give a joy to his fans, which has not had a good time due to the irregular results achieved by the squad. Of course, it is expected to remain intense and vertical facing the goal.
As a local in the new San Mamés, Athletic Bilbao has added various results throughout the season, lacking equilibrium between lines and defensive solidity (6 wins, 8 parities and 4 trips, scoring 19 goals and receiving 15 in their fence). Comes to beat Leganés 2-0, to equal 1-1 with Celta, to lose 2-3 with Deportivo, to fall 1-3 with Levante and to beat Betis 2-0.
The “parakeets” defeated 4-1 to the descendido Malaga like premises and added 46 units in the general table. They are closing the championship in a good way by registering 3 wins and 1 parity in their last 4 league performances. Despite their instability in terms of results, the Catalans are characterized by handling the ball well and being difficult to overcome between the lines.
As a visitor, Espanyol has registered not very encouraging markers, except for a couple of positive starts throughout the championship (3 wins, 7 draws and 8 losses, scoring 15 goals and conceding 26 against). Of course, his last departures have been positive after winning 0-2 against Girona in Montilivi and 0-2 at Atlético de Madrid in the Metropolitan Wanda.
The last duel between both teams was a few months ago, the result being an equality in January 2018 (1-1 in the field of Espanyol). In the new San Mamés, Athletic Bilbao won 2-1 in November 2015 and 2-0 in April 2017.
PREDICTION: Ath Bilbao to win @ 2.05