Athletic Bilbao vs Leganes Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Athletic Bilbao vs Leganes Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Athletic Bilbao suffered more disappointment on their travels, as the team lost 2-0 against Sevilla last weekend. Luis Muriel and Franco Vazquez scored twice in the first half to defeat Bilbao. This was followed by a 3-1 loss against Marseille in the first leg of the Europa League last 16. The away goal scored by Aduriz, from the penalty spot, does provide Bilbao with a slender hope of qualification. Leganes boosted their survival hopes following a 2-0 win over Malaga. After a goalless first half, Javier Eraso and Nordin Amrabat scored in a seven-minute spell to provide Leganes with a crucial win.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Despite facing Leganes on three occasions, Athletic Bilbao have been unable to beat this opponent. Even though Cuco Ziganda’s team have home advantage coming into this game, it looks highly unlikely that Leganes would suffer a defeat. Apart from the wins over Alaves and Malaga, the last eight home league matches for Bilbao has finished as a draw. Even though Leganes have lost three consecutive away matches without a response, the team has also picked up some crucial points on the road – including a win over Real Madrid towards the end of January. I would choose a draw. This has been a low scoring fixture due to different reasons – Bilbao are a defensively sound team at home while Leganes are not the most prolific around. This combination is likely to produce yet another low scoring match. Leganes have been unable to score in four consecutive away games, while Bilbao have scored over 1.5 goals only twice in the last eight home games. I would go with a game that produces less than 1.5 goals.

Draw – 23/10

Total goals under 1.5 – 6/4

Athletic Bilbao have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played

Athletic Bilbao have conceeded only 2 goals in their last 4 games against Leganes

Leganes saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Leganes have conceeded only 3 goals in their last 4 games against Athletic Bilbao

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Athletic Bilbao Form Guide

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo

Athletic Bilbao

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
W A

19-07-2018

Club Friendlies

SD Amorebieta Team Logo SD Amorebieta

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

22-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Barakaldo Team Logo Barakaldo

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 5)

L A

25-07-2018

Club Friendlies

ADO Den Haag Team Logo ADO Den Haag

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 3 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

D A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Duisburg Team Logo Duisburg

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

05-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Fiorentina Team Logo Fiorentina

FT 3 - 5

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

05-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Mainz 05 Team Logo Mainz 05

FT 5 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

11-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Hannover 96 Team Logo Hannover 96

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

12-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Augsburg Team Logo Augsburg

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Leganes Form Guide

Leganes Team Logo

Leganes

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
L A

28-04-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

07-05-2018

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

12-05-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

19-05-2018

Primera Division

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Alcorcon Team Logo Alcorcon

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

25-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Deportivo Alaves Team Logo Deportivo Alaves

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Rayo Majadahonda Team Logo Rayo Majadahonda

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

01-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Olympiacos Team Logo Olympiacos

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Zaragoza Team Logo Real Zaragoza

FT 2 - 5

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

11-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Rayo Vallecano Team Logo Rayo Vallecano

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Athletic Bilbao Preview

Athletic Bilbao have been at the receiving end of several defeats in recent weeks, but the club’s form at the San Mames continues to hold them in good stead. Even though Bilbao have been able to pick up just two wins at home in the last five, the unbeaten streak for the Basque outfit at the San Mames has now hit eight league matches. Even then, the club have been struggling in the bottom half of the table and it looks like the team are set for their worst finish in the last decade. Bilbao have not finished lower than 13th since the 2007-08 campaign.

Athletic Bilbao Team News

Manager Cuco Ziganda will be without Iker Undabarrene (cruciate ligament) and Mikel Rico (thigh) due to injuries.

Leganes Preview

Leganes have given themselves a huge boost in the efforts to avoid relegation, as the victory over Malaga pushes the club 13 points ahead of the bottom three. Even if there are 11 matches left in the campaign, Leganes can be quietly confident about confirming safety with a couple of points. Leganes have struggled with attacking performances throughout the campaign, but Asier Garitano’s men have been defensively solid. This has been a decisive factor in the club getting wins over the likes of Real Madrid in the past.

Leganes Team News

Serantes (shoulder) is the only player on the sidelines for Leganes.

Athletic Bilbao Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Leganes Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Athletic Bilbao vs Leganes Sidelined Players

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