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 saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out 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 7 out of their last 10 games played

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

AVG Goals

0.8

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

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
D H

31-03-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

09-04-2018

Primera Division

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

14-04-2018

Primera Division

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

18-04-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

23-04-2018

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

28-04-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

05-05-2018

Primera Division

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

12-05-2018

Primera Division

Alaves Team Logo Alaves

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

20-05-2018

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

23-05-2018

Club Friendlies

Santutxu FC Team Logo Santutxu FC

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Leganes Form Guide

Leganes Team Logo

Leganes

Won

3

Draw

1

Lost

6
W H

18-03-2018

Primera Division

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

01-04-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-04-2018

Primera Division

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

14-04-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

17-04-2018

Primera Division

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

20-04-2018

Primera Division

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

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)

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

1.6

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

1.1

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

Athletic Bilbao
10 Iker Muniain Injured
17 Mikel Rico Injured
Leganes
8 Gabriel Injured
9 Guerrero Injured
11 Alexander Szymanowski Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Kepa Arrizabalaga 189 84
3 RB Enric Saborit 186 72
12 CD Unai Nunez 186 -
4 CD Inigo Martinez 181 77
18 LB Oscar de Marcos 180 76
7 CDM Benat Etxebarria 175 72
14 CM Markel Susaeta 179 68
22 CM Raul Garcia 183 80
28 CM Inigo Cordoba 180 74
6 CDM Mikel San Jose 186 77
11 CF Inaki Williams 186 77
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Ivan Cuellar 185 75
15 RB Diego Rico 181 75
22 CD Dimitris Siovas 191 84
20 LB Joseba Zaldua 176 71
3 CD Unai Bustinza 192 84
6 CDM Gerard Gumbau 188 77
21 CDM Ruben Perez 178 72
10 CM Nabil El Zhar 175 86
7 CM Nordin Amrabat 178 77
17 CM Javier Eraso 180 71
12 CF Claudio Beauvue 174 66