Espanyol vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction Today
Espanyol has been campaigning quite consistently. As a 1-1 draw away from home the previous day, he set up a series of five undefeated games in the tournament. With that, he reached 18 points (five wins, three draws and two losses), starting the eleventh round in fifth place in the European Tournament classification zone.
The conquest of a place in the Europa League in the 2019/2020 season would be an improvement, since in the previous edition of the Spanish Championship Espanyol came to ‘flirting’ with this classification, but ended up losing breath in the final stretch.
On Thursday, November 1, the team failed to show the same pattern in the King’s Cup of Spain. He made his debut in the tournament against Cadiz, who is in the Second Division. In the house of the rival, was defeated by 2 to 1.
You still have a chance to reverse the situation. The tournament, from the fourth phase, when the teams with the highest investment make their debut, is played in the round-trip system. The second game in Barcelona is scheduled for the first week of December.
However, this is certainly not the priority of Espanyol, which focuses its efforts on the LaLiga dispute. To face Athletic de Bilbao, coach David Gallego can count on practically all his cast. The only doubt is for the midfielder Hernán Perez (ten games in the Spanish 2018/2019 Championship, one goal).
The 29-year-old Paraguayan suffered a muscle injury in the draw against Valladolid and was forced to leave the game at halftime. It was not even related to the match against Cadiz and most likely will also not be able to play on Monday.
Athletic Bilbao do not leave the pitch celebrating a victory since August when they scored 2-1 in Leganés at home. In the ten matches he has since picked up eight draws and two defeats.
The results were enough to keep the team out of the relegation zone of the Spanish Championship. With ten points (one win, seven draws and two losses), the team occupies the sixteenth position. It finished the tenth round with two of advantage in comparison with the Leganés, the eighteenth placed and first in the region of the sticking.
To face Espanyol, coach Eduardo Berizzo earned extra time for training. That’s because the clash with Huesca, for the fourth phase of the King’s Cup, which was scheduled for Wednesday, October 31, was postponed to November 28.
However, you still need to deal with injury problems. They are in the care of the medical department the Benat socks (five games in Spanish Championship version 2018/2019, without a goal) and Lekue (still without performances in the current season).
Bet on Espanyol vs Athletic Bilbao betting tips provided by exper
In the Spanish championship season 2017/2018, Espanyol did not pass the 1-1 draw against Athletic in Barcelona in the first round. In the second, however, won by 1 to 0 in Bilbao.Teams have shown well defined game pattern. In the case of Espanyol, it can be considered very satisfactory given the technical capacity of the team and the investment potential of the club. In the case of Athletic Bilbao, however, the results are below expectations. With the Catalan team acting in their domains, the prognosis in the victory of Espanyol ends up being the best option for the match.
Bet Tips: Espanyol wins