Match Date: Sat, 25-Jan-20
Kick-Off Time: 12:00 GMT
Espanyol‘s last game in the LaLiga – 2019/2020 was on Sun, 19-Jan-20. The match ended in a W for this game’s hosts with a final score of Villarreal 1 : 2 Espanyol.
Athletic Bilbao‘s last game in the LaLiga – 2019/2020 was on Sun, 19-Jan-20. The match ended in a D for this game’s guests with a final score of Athletic Bilbao 1 : 1 Celta Vigo.
Athletic Bilbao are currently sitting higher in the league table. They are in slot number 8 in the standings. After 20 rounds so far, they have 30 points from 7 wins, 9 draws and 4 losses. The team scored 21 goals and conceded 14 since the start of the season. Making their goal difference +7.
Espanyol are number 20 in the league table standings. After 20 rounds so far, they have 14 points from 3 wins, 5 draws and 12 losses. The team scored 16 goals and conceded 37 since the start of the season. Making their goal difference -21.
Javi Lopez is suspended for the home side after picking up two yellow cards last time out in LaLiga.
Victor Gomez should step in at right-back, while new signing Leandro Cabrera could partner Bernardo at centre-back.
Raul de Tomas should feature once more in attack for the home side after his winter move, but Adri Embarba is unlikely to be ready.
Unai Simon is still a doubt due to illness, so Iago Herrerin should continue in goal for Athletic Club.
Mikel Balenziaga is expected to feature at left-back, with Yuri suffering from a minor hamstring injury.
Unai Lopez is suspended, with Mikel Vesga likely to start in central midfield ahead of Benat.
Espanyol‘s top scorer this season is B. Espinosa with 2 goals so far this season. M. Vargas has assisted the most with 3 assists since the start of the campaign.
Athletic Bilbao‘s top scorer this season is R. García with 6 goals so far this season. A. Capa has assisted the most with 4 assists since the start of the campaign.
Head To Head
When it comes to direct head to head meetings between these two sides, Espanyol‘s winning record is 2/6. The visitors’ record is 2/6. 2/6 is the draw record between them.
The last match between the two side was on 30-10-2019 and the final score was Athletic Bilbao 3 : 0 Espanyol.
Both teams to score @ 1.90 – BET HERE
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.53 – BET HERE