After a solid weekend of winners our Spanish expert Phil Kitromilides believes these two attacking sides will serve up a high-scoring encounter in Barcelona on Monday
Hosts Espanyol are undefeated with two draws and two wins from their opening four matches and Coral price the Catalans at 5/4 (2.25) to claim another victory.
Athletic, meanwhile, have won three out of four playing some highly-attractive football - although at times they have looked a little soft at the back. The Basques are offered at 9/4 (3.25) with the draw available at 11/5 (3.20).
There should be goals in this game as both teams have started the season relatively strongly in terms of attacking play, with Athletic in particular looking sharp.
Both teams to score is offered at just 13/20 (1.65) which sadly is just too small for us to consider even though it has a great chance of paying out. Instead, investing in over 2.5 goals looks almost as good an option at the much more attractive price of 10/11 (1.91).
Athletic have netted in every game they have played so far this season, while Espanyol have some exciting players in the final third.
Both sides are good from set pieces while this fixture has a recent history of being a high-scoring encounter.
Indeed, over 2.5 goals has paid out in each of the last six meetings between these two clubs and backing a repeat at 10/11 (1.91) should see a healthy return for punters.
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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV Presenter in Madrid