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Betting Preview: Athletic Bilbao v Espanyol: Expect the Basque outfit to concede

17:57 SAST 2018/05/19
Iker Muniain Aritz Aduriz Athletic Bilbao UEFA Europa League
Los Leones have struggled to keep opponents at bay this season and will face another tough test against their Catalan visitors

San Mames is the venue of the final Spanish Primera Division outing of the season between Athletic Bilbao and Espanyol on Sunday afternoon.

Los Leones have had a very disappointing season by their standards where they’ve spent a chunk of their time in the bottom-half of the log.

Though they presently occupy 16th spot, they are 12 points clear of danger, meaning safety is guaranteed. Bet365 offer them at (2.05) for a win in front of their supporters.

David Gallego’s men have also had a poor campaign but are three points clear of their opponents.

Buoyed by back to back wins against Atletico Madrid and Malaga, the Catalans are quoted at (3.60) to leave the Basque country with maximum points.

The game ending in a stalemate is priced at (3.50) with the same betting firm.

Jose Angel Ziganda’s side are unbeaten in their last three league games against Espanyol and are valued at (1.29) to avoid losing once again.

The Basque giants have however won just once in their last six league games which is the only time they’ve managed to keep a clean sheet too. Odds of (1.36) suggest that they will concede once again.

This means we can expect to see both teams score at (1.66) while the second half is tipped to be the period to produce most goals at (2.00).

Sergio Garcia has scored six trop-flight goals against Athletic and is offered at (2.87) to score anytime in this match.

Iker Muniain has scored in his last two league games but has never managed to score in three consecutive games. Any chance of that happening here, sees him quoted at (2.87) according to Bet365, to score anytime.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.