Athletic Bilbao v Espanyol Betting Preview | 20th May

Athletic Bilbao v Espanyol Betting Preview 20th May

In our Athletic Bilbao v Espanyol betting preview we look at the most popular bets and tips along with team news, potential line-ups, stats and facts and more for Sunday’s La Liga match.

Athletic Bilbao v Espanyol Betting Preview

Date: 20/5/18

Time: 15:15

Stadium: San Mames

Channel: Sky Sports

Athletic Bilbao host Espanyol in an end of season clash. Both sides lie in the bottom half of the table after disappointing seasons. Athletic’s manager Jose Angel Ziganda will depart after this game as his side have endured a season of frustration and inconsistent results. They are set to finish 16th where they will be the lowest ranked side out of the four Basque clubs.

Espanyol have also struggled this season and are likely to finish below Catalan rivals Girona. Results have improved since Quique Sanchez Flores left his post in April and under the guidance of caretaker boss David Gallego, Espanyol have taken 10 points out of a possible 12.

Team News

Saborit, Martinez and San Jose are suspended for Athletic. Aduriz should lead the line with Williams and Susaeta out wide. Moreno is set to lead the line for Espanyol

Potential Athletic Bilbao Starting XI: Arrizabalaga; Lekue, Alvarez, Nunes, Marcos; Itturaspe, Etexebarria, Williams; Muniain, Susaeta, Aduriz

Potential Espanyol Starting XI: Diego Lopez; Naldo, David Lopez, Javi Lopez, Vila; Carlos Sanchez, Vitor Sanchez, Melendo, Darder; Baptistao, Moreno

Betting Odds

  • Athletic Bilbao 1/1
  • Draw 13/5
  • Espanyol 13/5

Stats & Facts

  • Espanyol have scored nine goals in their four matches under Gallego having gone five games without a goal.
  • Athletic have won just one of their last five home games.
  • No player has played more minutes in La Liga this season than Espanyol striker, Gerard Moreno.
  • Athletic are the only La Liga team yet to collect any points this season thanks to goals scored in the last 10 minutes of their games.

Popular Bets

  • Espanyol or draw: 8/11