Athletic Bilbao v Espanyol Betting Tips: 1 AH-0.25, 2019-03-08

La Liga Betting Tips

ATHLETIC BILBAO v ESPANYOL
La Liga
Friday 8th March 2019
Kickoff: 2000hrs
Pick: Athletic Bilbao AH-0.25
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.64 (odds taken at 14:03 GMT, 06 Mar 2019)

La Liga action returns this Friday night when Athletic Bilbao play host to Espanyol as the betting tips continue in the Spanish top flight at the San Mamés Barria with both teams keen on lifting themselves closer to the European places.

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Athletic Bilbao Prediction

Athletic Bilbao occupy 12th place on the La Liga ladder and level on 33 points with Friday night’s visitors, Espanyol, ahead of this interesting clash which could see the winner move within a point of 6th placed Sevilla.

The hosts have produced mixed results in recent weeks as they’ve recorded wins away at Huesca and at home against Eibar, but have also fallen to defeats to Real Sociedad and last Sunday’s loss away at Valencia, but both of these defeats were away from home.

Athletic Bilbao will return to their San Mamés Barria though on Friday night where they’ve posted an okay looking record of 5-6-2 13/12 which includes an unbeaten run of eight matches that consist of wins against Girona, Sevilla, Real Betis and Eibar.

In addition, the hosts have kept six clean sheets so far at home with the last four coming on the trot in each of their last four home matches in La Liga. Forwards Williams (7 goals) and Muniain (6 goals) are the main goal threats up front for the hosts.

 

Key-Facts – Athletic Bilbao v Espanyol

  • Athletic Bilbao are unbeaten in their last 8 home matches
  • Athletic Bilbao have kept clean sheets in each of their last 4 home matches
  • Espanyol are without an away win for 8 matches in La Liga

 

Espanyol Prediction

Espanyol sit just one league position below their hosts, Athletic Bilbao but level on points but their current league position is thanks mainly to a fairly good home record which has seen Espanyol win 8 of their 13 matches played at their RCDE Stadium to date this term.

Overall form looks pretty solid as Espanyol bring an unbeaten run of five matches with them into this clash which includes wins against Rayo Vallecano and Real Valladolid, but both of these victories were on home turf while the other three matches were draws with Villarreal, Valencia and Huesca.

Prior to this recent upturn in form though, Espanyol had lost nine of their previous 10 matches in La Liga, while recording just one away win all season amidst an overall poor record of 1-5-7 12/21 which includes an eight match sequence without a win on the road.

In addition, the visitors have kept just two clean sheets on their travels so far this season, so they’ll do well to restrict Athletic Bilboa here on Friday night.

Betting Tips Verdict

Athletic Bilbao possess the more solid defensive unit of these two sides, and this could be an important factor in deciding the outcome of this bottom half clash in La Liga on Friday night.


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